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  Victor Hugo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It also signalled that Hugo's concept of Romanticism was growing increasingly politicized: Hugo believed that just as Liberalism in politics would free the country from the tyranny of monarchy and dictatorship, Romanticism would liberate the arts from the constraints of Classicism.
Hugo returned to political and social issues in his next novel, L'Homme Qui Rit (The Man Who Laughs), which was published in 1869 and painted a critical picture of the aristocracy.
Hugo's Rationalism can be found in poems such as Torquemada (1869, about religious fanaticism), The Pope (1878, violently anti-clerical), Religions and Religion (1880, denying the usefulness of churches) and, published posthumously, The End of Satan and God (1886 and 1891 respectively, in which he represents Christianity as a griffin and Rationalism as an angel).
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 Victor Hugo - MSN Encarta
Hugo was born on February 26, 1802, in Besançon, and was educated both privately and in Paris schools.
Hugo's disappointment over Les burgraves was overshadowed in the same year by the drowning of one of his daughters and her husband.
Hugo's works set a standard for the rhetorical and poetic taste of generations of French youth, and he is still considered one of the finest French poets.
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 Victor and Hugo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Victor and Hugo, Bunglers in Crime is an animated series made by Cosgrove Hall and screened on ITV from 1991 to 1992.
Victor's two most striking characteristics were his fedora hat (worn all the time) and his manicured moustache, which enabled him to appear suave.
Victor's spoonerisms tend to afflict him at tense moments, such as when he is accused of making a mistake ("My good sir, I do not stake the matchsticks") and on needing to beat a hasty retreat ("Thankfully, I have observed the exigency erpt", as opposed to the "emergency exit").
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 Victor Hugo - Books and Biography
Victor Hugo (1802-1885) was born in Besancon as the son of Joseph-Leopold-Sigisbert Hugo and Sophie Trebuchet.
Hugo's lyrical style was rich, intense and full of powerful sounds and rhythms, and although it followed the bourgeois popular taste of the period it also had bitter personal tones.
Hugo's attitude to the Commune was ambivalent: "An admirable thing, stupidly compromised by five or six deplorable ringleaders." After a short time refuge in Luxemburg, he returned to Paris and was elected as a senator of Paris in 1876.
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 Victor Hugo - Free Online Library
Victor-Marie Hugo was born in Besançon as the son of Joseph-Léopold-Sigisbert Hugo and Sophie Trébuchet.
Hugo himself was seen by his fans a Gargantuan, larger-than-life character, and rumors spread that he could eat half an ox at a single sitting, fast for three days, and work non-stop for a week.
Hugo's attitude to the Commune was ambivalent: "An admirable thing, stupidly compromised by five or six deplorable ringleaders." After a short refuge in Luxemburg, he returned to Paris and was elected a senator of Paris in 1876.
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 Victor Hugo
Victor Hugo's exaltation was even greater than Voltaire's, for he received honors and congratulations not from Paris only, but from all parts of the world.
But Victor Hugo's remains were honored with a state burial and a spontaneous demonstration of public grief surpassing in pomp and magnificence any that had been awarded to departed royalty.
Victor Hugo (1802-1885) - A biography of the French novelist, dramatist, and poet.
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 Victor Hugo
Victor Hugo was born in 1802 of a much-loved, conservative mother and a distant, heroic soldier father who rose to be a general.
Victor Hugo, in Burssels to settle the affairs of his son, who had just died, was mobbed by a Belgian crowd who identified him with the excesses of the Commune.
Hugo was France's favourite son but, more than that, for years he had been her champion, her conscience and her spirit.
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 Victor Hugo: French 19th cent. writer
Hugo turned increasing to social and political issues: he wrote poems in praise of Louis-Philippe, the "citizen-king" brought to power as France's first constitutional monarch in 1830; and to the glory of Napoleon, though he did not then support republicanism; and about the miseries of the workers.
Hugo returned to France in 1871, when Napoleon III was overthrown as a result of an unwise and unnecessary war with Prussia (Germany).
Victor Hugo died in 1885, and was given a national funeral.
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 VICTOR HUGO - LoveToKnow Article on VICTOR HUGO   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
more chivalrous and characteristic than the fact that Victor Hugo refused to allow the play which had been prohibited by the government of Charles X. to be instantly produced under the government of his supersessor.
Le Roi s'amuse (1832), the next play which Hugo gave to the stage, was prohibited by order of Louis Philippe after a tumultuous first nightto reappear fifty years later on the very same day of the same month, under the eyes of its author, with atoning acclamation from a wider audience than the first.
In 1872 Victor Hugo published in imperishable verse his record of the year which followed the collapse of the empire, LAnne terrible.
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 Victor Hugo by Thomas Staedeli
Victor Hugo was born as a son of a General; because his father was permanently away he was bred chiefly by his mother.
Hugo reacted to this failure with "Hernani" - came out in 1830; in which verses he praised a young outlaw - and produced with it a romantic movement and Hugo became a symbol for the romantic young generation.
Victor Hugo stood nearly twenty years in exile, but there - and later in Guernsey - he produced some of his best works, for example the marvelous poem "Les Châtimes", his colorful "Légende des Siècles" and the novel "Les Misérables", in which he narrates of Paris of his youth.
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 Victor Hugo
Victor Hugo left France in 1851 for an exile that would last 19 years.
Victor Hugo's home, for most of his exile in Guernsey, was Hauteville House, which remains today as it was left, for visitors to see his individual style of decoration.
A trail is also available which takes you to some of Victor Hugo's favourite haunts, as well as locations mentioned in his works.
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 Hugo, Victor (Marie) - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Hugo, Victor (Marie)
Hugo's position in French literature is important: he gave French Romanticism a peculiarly decorative character and kept the Romantic spirit alive in France for some 30 years after its apparent demise.
His writing is notable for its vitality, wide scope, graceful lyrical power, rhetorical magnificence, the ability to express pathos, awe, and indignation; and the variety of style and skill displayed in his handling of metre and language.
Hugo, born in Besançon, was the son of one of Napoleon's generals and his childhood was spent moving from one military station to another.
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 Victor Hugo
Hugo developed his own version of the historical novel, combining concrete, historical details with vivid, melodramatic, even feverish imagination.
From 1815 to 1818 Hugo spend in the Pension Cordier in Paris, but most of the classes of the school were held at the Collège Louis-le Grand.
Hugo's daughter Adèle, whose apathy and unsociability caused him much worries, went after Lieutenant Albert Pinson to Halifax, Nova Scotia, where his regiment was stationed, and followed also him to Barbados.
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 Victor Hugo - Biography and Works
Victor Hugo was born in Besançon as the son of a army general, who taught young Victor to admire Napoleon as a hero.
In the 1830s Hugo published several volumes of lyric poetry, Hugo's lyrical style was rich, intense and full of powerful sounds and rhythms, and although it followed the bourgeois popular taste of the period it also had bitter personal tones.
This triumph was shadowed by the death of Hugo's daughter Léopoldine in 1843.
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 Barnes & Noble.com - Victor Hugo - Books: Meet the Writers
Hugo's early childhood was turbulent: His father, Joseph-Léopold, traveled as a general in Napoléon Bonaparte's army, forcing the family to move frequently.
Hugo then weathered, within a brief period, the siege of Paris, the institutionalization of his daughter Adèle for insanity, and the death of his two sons.
Hugo was seen by his fans as a grand, larger-than-life character -- and rumors spread that he could eat half an ox in one sitting, fast for three days, and then work without stopping for a week.
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Victor Hugo was born in Besançon on 26 February 1802.
When Victor Hugo was elected deputy (member of parliament) in 1848, he gave his support to Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte who was running for the presidency of the Republic.
Hugo considered that he was a tyrant and was a fierce opponent of the coup d'état of 2 December 1851.
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 Biography of Victor Hugo - French Dramatist
During his lifetime, Hugo himself was the author of most of the legend that has grown up around him, from his pastoral conception on a mountainside to his heroic republican opposition to Napoleon.
Victor Hugo is a terrific biography of a fascinating man, a great motivator for readers to start agitating for more translations of Hugo's work.
A conservative in youth, Hugo later became deeply involved in republican politics, and his work touched upon many of the major currents of artistic and political thought of his time.
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 Victor Hugo
It was on this date, February 26, 1802, that French Romantic novelist, poet and dramatist Victor-Marie Hugo was born in Besançon, the son of an officer in Napoleon's army and a Mason.
Hugo married Adèle Foucher in a Catholic ceremony in 1822 and in the 1820s came under the influence of liberal writers, and though his political opinions sometimes wavered — he wrote royalist odes when they were in power, but embraced the republicans in their days — he was always anti-clerical.
Hugo was elected in 1841 to the Académie Française.
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 Literature on the Age of Napoleon: Victor Hugo's Revolutionary & Napoleonic Writings
Hugo was born in Besancon in southern France in 1802.
Hugo was something of a child prodigy as a poet, turning out translations of Latin and Greek when he was thirteen, winning prizes when he was in his teens, and by the time he was twenty, a poet with not merely a reputation, but regarded as pretty much France's greatest living poet.
While Hugo will probably continued to be remembered primarily as a novelist and poet, his contributions to the theatre (especially the monumental adaptations of his novels) should no longer be neglected now that translations of those plays finally exist.
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 Victor Hugo
Victor Hugo was born in Besancon, France, on 26th February, 1802.
Hugo became interested in the philosophy of pacifism and in 1851 took part in the International Peace Congress in Paris where he called for the creation of a United States of Europe.
Hugo was also a member of the Legislative Assembly but was forced to flee the country in 1852 after Emperor Napoleon III gained power.
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 Hugo, Victor Marie, Vicomte. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
The tragic deaths in that year of Hugo’s daughter and her husband were reflected in a moving series of poems of childhood, including The Art of Being a Grandfather (1877).
He began his political career as a supporter of the duke of Reichstadt, Napoleon’s son; later Hugo espoused the cause of Louis Philippe’s son, and then for a short time of Louis Bonaparte.
Because he afterward opposed Napoleon III, Hugo was banished and went first to Brussels, then to the isle of Jersey, and later (1855) to Guernsey, where he lived until 1870, refusing an amnesty.
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 Victor Hugo
VICTOR MARIE HUGO was born in Basancon, February 26, 1802.
From this date Victor Hugo was acknowledged as the leader of the French literary school known as the Romanticists, and he waged a relentless warfare against the opposite school known as the "Classicists." His victory was complete.
Victor Hugo was a tireless worker, having recently finished his one-hundredth publication.
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 Victor Hugo
Hugo and his family whiled away their exile by contacting famous and other dead spirits floating around in the ether.
In Hugo's case, in a gross simplification, his agenda appears to be enhancing humankind's spiritual resources through instructing the world in a gospel of redemption.
Victor Hugo (1802-1885) is in exile on a lonely island and to pass time, he and his retinue conduct seances.
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 Victor Hugo | Poet & Novelist
Victor Hugo was born on February 26, 1802 in Besancon, France.
Hugo died in Paris on the 23 of May, 1885 at the age of 83.
Victor Hugo is a stimulating, opinionated reassessment of France's most monumental writer.
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 Victor Hugo (1802-1885)
Hugo's father was an officer in the French army, and most of his early life was spent in Paris with the exception of a year in Madrid where his father's military duties had taken him.
The youthful Hugo promptly claimed his share of the failure, a welcome character contrast to his later years which were "devoid of humor and filled with a self-glorifying vanity."
When Hugo was twenty-eight his much fought-over Hernani was produced, playing for 100 nights to audiences almost equally divided between disapproving classicists and adherents of the new romanticism.
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 CD Baby: VICTOR HUGO: Latinoamerica
Victor Hugo is considered a pioneer of Salsa in Europe now he has come to the USA.
Venezuelan born Victor Hugo is a talented composer and electric performer whose inspired vocals and pure energy bring this music to life and whose vision is here brought to light.
Victor, a charismatic and energetic performer, is first choice for international festivals, theatre events and celebrity parties, receiving superlative reviews wherever he goes.
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