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Victor Hugo

Notre – Dame Cathedral Paris – Victor Hugo

Victor Hugo began writing Notre-Dame de Paris in 1829, largely to make his contemporaries more aware of the value of the Gothic architecture, which was neglected and often destroyed to be replaced by new buildings or defaced by replacement of parts of buildings in a newer style. For instance, the...

Toilers of the Sea is a novel by Victor Hugo published in 1866.

CONTENTS PART I. SIEUR CLUBIN Book I.The History of a Bad Reputation CHAP.     I. A Word written on a White Page   II. The Bû de la Rue   III. For your Wife: when you Marry   IV. An Unpopular Man   V. More Suspicious Facts about Gilliatt   VI. The Dutch Sloop […]

Miserables. Victor Hugo

By Victor Hugo Translated by Isabel F. Hapgood Thomas Y. Crowell & Co. No. 13, Astor Place New York Copyright 1887 Contents Volume I. Fantine Preface Book first. A just man Chapter I. M. Myriel Chapter II. M. Myriel becomes m. welcome Chapter III. A hard bishopric for a good bishop Chapter IV....

The Man Who Laughs is a novel by Victor Hugo.

The Man Who Laughs is a novel by Victor Hugo, originally published in April 1869 under the French title L’Homme qui rit. It was adapted into a popular 1928 film, directed by Paul Leni and starring Conrad Veidt, Mary Philbin and Olga Baclanova. Hugo wrote The Man Who Laughs, or the Laughing...

Book I. The forest of la saudraie.

    During the last days of May, 1793, one of the Parisian battalions introduced into Brittany by Santerre was reconnoitring the formidable La Saudraie Woods in Astillé. Decimated by this cruel war, the battalion was reduced to about three hundred men. This was at the time when, after Argonne,...

Chapter I. England and france united

In the spring of 1793, when France, attacked at one and the same time on all her frontiers, experienced the pathetic diversion of the downfall of the Girondists, the following events were taking place in the Channel Islands. In Jersey, one evening on the first of June, about an hour before sunset,...

Chapter II. Night with the ship and the passenger

The corvette, instead of sailing south, in the direction of St. Catherine, headed to the north, then, veering towards the west, had boldly entered that arm of the sea between Sark and Jersey called the Passage of the Déroute. There was then no lighthouse, at any point on either coast. It had been...

Chapter IV. Tormentum belli

One of the carronades of the battery, a twenty-four pound cannon, had become loose. This is perhaps the most dreadful thing that can take place at sea. Nothing more terrible can happen to a man-of-war under full sail. A cannon that breaks loose from its fastenings is suddenly transformed into a...

Chapter V. Vis et vir

The cannon was rolling to and fro on the deck. It might have been called the living chariot of the Apocalypse. A dim wavering of lights and shadows was added to this spectacle by the marine lantern, swinging under the deck. The outlines of the cannon were indistinguishable, by reason of the...

Chapter VI. The two ends of the scale

The man had conquered; but it might be affirmed that the cannon also had gained a victory. Immediate shipwreck was averted; but the corvette was still in danger. The injuries the ship had sustained seemed irreparable. There were five breaches in the sides, one of them – a very large one...