By Victor Hugo
On one point Les Miserables is a detective tale during which the relentless Inspector Javert obsessively pursues the escaped convict Jean Valjean. On one other point, it's a drama of crime, punishment and rehabilitation set opposed to a wide ranging description of French society after Napoleon. yet notably, Hugo’s masterpiece is set the metaphysical fight among stable and evil within the soul of each guy. it's a plea for social justice, political enlightenment and private charity.From the Hardcover variation
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A Feather Crushes the Man Who Lifted Fauchelevent’s Cart IV. Bottle of Ink That Only Manages to Whiten V. Night with Day Behind It VI. The Grass Hides and the Rain Erases Notes Copyright VICTOR HUGO Victor-Marie Hugo was born in Besançon in 1802, the third and youngest son of Léopold Hugo, an officer in the Revolutionary and Napoleonic armies, and his wife, Sophie. The family followed Major Hugo to Italy, Elba, Corsica, and finally Spain, where Léopold rose to the rank of general thanks to the protection of Joseph Bonaparte, whom Napoléon had installed on the throne in Madrid.
You are, for one thing, less inclined to take life lightly—or lying down. Since I first sat down to work on this translation seasons have come and gone, some days bitterly cold, some days too hot to sit there, in my study, tapping away, without a fan. At one stage I had to wheel in an occupational therapist to reorganize the desk and lighting and come up with a more ergonomic chair; my hair didn’t quite go white with the struggle, like Jean Valjean’s does when he gives himself up to save another man’s skin, but grey hairs appeared and accumulated with building speed and towards the end I needed stronger reading glasses—for you don’t tackle a monument with impunity.
7: Hugu In Hugo’s list of Parisian gangsters, active in the 1830s, there is a stowaway: A List of Gangsters Panchaud, alias Printanier, alias Bigrenaille, or Hotwhack, Springlike, Golightly Brujon. ) Boulatruelle, the road-mender we have already met. Laveuve, or the Widow. Finistère. Homère Hugu, a black man. Mardisoir, or Tuesday night. Homère Hugu, a black man! This alias is not the only one Hugo adopts in the novel, which is punctuated by stashed versions of the name Hugo. But Homère Hugu sums up his prose style in Les Misérables: a totalizing instrument, a first-person warped autobiographical voice which improvises a slang version of epic.