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Toilers of the sea

Author: Victor Hugo; W Moy Thomas
Publisher: London, Dent; New York, Dutton [©1961]
Series: Everyman's library, 509.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Story of an illiterate fisherman from the Channel Islands who must free a ship that has run aground in order to win the hand of the woman he loves, a shipowner's daughter. Gilliat, the embattled fisherman, contends with sea storms and monstrous predators that Hugo describes in exhilarating detail. Intended to be part of a triptych with Les Miserables and The Hunchback of Notre-Dame, the book laments the living  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hugo, Victor, 1802-1885.
Toilers of the sea.
London, Dent; New York, Dutton [©1961]
(OCoLC)586809157
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Victor Hugo; W Moy Thomas
OCLC Number: 744446
Notes: Imprint date varies.
Description: xvi, 368 pages 19 cm.
Series Title: Everyman's library, 509.
Responsibility: [by] Victor Hugo. Translated by W. Moy Thomas. Introduction by F.C. Green.

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Story of an illiterate fisherman from the Channel Islands who must free a ship that has run aground in order to win the hand of the woman he loves, a shipowner's daughter. Gilliat, the embattled fisherman, contends with sea storms and monstrous predators that Hugo describes in exhilarating detail. Intended to be part of a triptych with Les Miserables and The Hunchback of Notre-Dame, the book laments the living conditions of impoverished workers, while celebrating their ingenuity and discipline.

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