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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Hugo, Victor, 1802-1885.
Toilers of the sea.
New York, Heritage Press 
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Victor Hugo; Isabel Florence Hapgood
|Notes:||Includes "The Channel Islands" and "The Sea and the Wind."|
|Description:||xix, 578 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm|
|Other Titles:||Travailleurs de la mer.|
|Responsibility:||by Victor Hugo ; In the translation by Isabel F. Hapgood and with an introduction by Matthew Josephson ; iIllustrated with wood-engravings by Tranquillo Marangoni.|
"The story concerns a Guernseyman named Gilliatt, a social outcast who falls in love with Deruchette, the niece of a local shipowner, Mess Lethierry. When Lethierry's ship is wrecked on the Roches Douvres, a perilous reef, Deruchette promises to marry whomever can salvage the ship's steam engine. Gilliatt eagerly volunteers, and the story follows both his physical trials and tribulations (which includes a battle with an octopus), as well as the undeserved opprobrium of his neighbours"--Wikipedia.