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  2. Victor Hugo - Wikipedia

    Leconte de Lisle. Victor-Marie Hugo ( French: [viktɔʁ maʁi yɡo] ⓘ; 26 February 1802 – 22 May 1885), sometimes nicknamed the Ocean Man, was a French Romantic writer and politician. During a literary career that spanned more than sixty years, he wrote in a variety of genres and forms.

  3. Victor Hugo | Biography, Books, Poems, & Facts | Britannica

    Victor Hugo, (born February 26, 1802, Besançon, France—died May 22, 1885, Paris), poet, novelist, and dramatist who was the most important of the French Romantic writers. Though regarded in France as one of that country’s greatest poets, he is better known abroad for such novels as Notre-Dame de Paris (1831) and Les Misérables (1862).

  4. Victor Hugo - Quotes, Books & Les Miserables - Biography

    Victor Hugo was a French poet and novelist who, after training as a lawyer, embarked on the literary career. He became one of the most important French Romantic poets, novelists and dramatists of...

  5. Victor Marie Hugo (26 February 1802 – 22 May 1885) was a French poet, playwright, novelist, statesman and human rights activist. He played an important part in the Romantic movement in France. Hugo first became famous in France because of his poetry , as well as his novels and his plays .

  6. Biography of Victor Hugo, French Writer - ThoughtCo

    Victor Hugo (February 26, 1802 – May 22, 1885) was a French poet and novelist during the Romantic Movement. Among French readers, Hugo is best known as a poet, but to readers outside of France, he’s best known for his epic novels The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Les Misérables . Fast Facts: Victor Hugo Full Name: Victor Marie Hugo

  7. Victor Hugo Biography - CliffsNotes

    Victor Hugo was horn on February 26, 1802, the son of a Breton mother and a father from northeastern France. His works show the influence of both racial strains: the poetic mysticism which marks Celtic literature from the Arthurian romances to Chateaubriand and the earthy vigor of the peasant of Lorraine.

  8. Victor Hugo summary | Britannica

    Victor Hugo, (born Feb. 26, 1802, Besançon, France—died May 22, 1885, Paris), French poet, dramatist, and novelist.

  9. Victor Hugo - The Academy of American Poets is the largest membership-based nonprofit organization fostering an appreciation for contemporary poetry and supporting American poets. Victor Hugo was born in 1802 in Besançon, France.

  10. Les Misérables | Victor Hugo, French Revolution, Social Criticism...

    Les Misérables, novel by Victor Hugo, published in French in 1862. It was an instant popular success and was quickly translated into several languages. Set in the Parisian underworld and plotted like a detective story, the work follows the fortunes of the convict Jean Valjean, a victim of society.

  11. Victor Hugo Biography - life, family, childhood, children, name,...

    The French author Victor Hugo, is regarded by many as the supreme poet of French romanticism (a style in the 1800s that emphasized a free form of writing and expressed strong emotions, experiences of common people, and imaginative expressions and passion).