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The later novels of Victor Hugo : variations on the politics and poetics of transcendence

Author: Kathryn M Grossman
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This study places the last three novels of Victor Hugo's maturity: "Les Travailleurs de la mer" (1866), "L'Homme qui rit" (1869), and "Quatrevingt-Treize" (1874) - within the context of his artistic development after the success of Les Misérables (1862). By situating thesehistorical narratives in relation to each other, to all of Hugo's previous fiction, and to a number of poetic and critical works published in  Read more...
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Named Person: Victor Hugo
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kathryn M Grossman
ISBN: 9780199642953 0199642958
OCLC Number: 794329792
Description: 285 s
Contents: Acknowledgements ; Abbreviations ; Introduction ; 1. From Han d'Islande to Les Miserables and Beyond ; 2. Monsters, Marvels, and Transport in Les Travailleurs de la mer ; 3. Dystopia and Poetic Vision in L'Homme qui rit ; 4. Romanticism and Utopia: Quatrevingt-Treize and Endless Revolution ; Conclusion ; References ; Index
Responsibility: Kathryn M. Grossman

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This study places the last three novels of Hugo's maturity - Les Travailleurs de la mer (1866), L'Homme qui rit (1869), and Quatrevingt-Treize (1874) - within the context of his artistic  Read more...

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