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TABLE OF CONTENTS The Last Days of a Condemned Man The Hunchback of Notre-Dame Les Miserables The Man Who Laughs ABOUT The Last Days of a Condemned Man The Last Day of a Condemned Man (French: Le Dernier Jour d'un Condamné) is a short novel by Victor Hugo first published in 1829. The novel recounts the thoughts of a man condemned to die. A man who has been condemned to death writ TABLE OF CONTENTS The Last Days of a Condemned Man The Hunchback of Notre-Dame Les Miserables The Man Who Laughs ABOUT The Last Days of a Condemned Man The Last Day of a Condemned Man (French: Le Dernier Jour d'un Condamné) is a short novel by Victor Hugo first published in 1829. The novel recounts the thoughts of a man condemned to die. A man who has been condemned to death writes down his cogitations, feelings and fears while he is waiting for his execution. He does not betray his name to the reader or what he has done, though he vaguely hints that he has killed someone. He describes his life in prison, everything from what his cell looks like to the personality of the prison priest. On the day he is to be executed he will see his three-year-old daughter for the last time, but she does not recognize him. ABOUT The Hunchback of Notre Dame The Hunchback of Notre-Dame (French: Notre-Dame de Paris, "Our Lady of Paris") is a novel by Victor Hugo published in 1831. The French title refers to the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, around which the story is centered. Quasimodo, the deformed hunchback bell-ringer of Notre Dame, is introduced by his crowning as King of Fools. Esmeralda, a beautiful Gypsy with a kind and generous heart, captures the hearts of many men, including that of a Captain Phoebus, but especially those of Quasimodo and his adoptive father, Claude Frollo, the Archdeacon of Notre Dame. Frollo is torn between his lust and the rules of the church. He orders Quasimodo to kidnap her, but the hunchback is suddenly captured by Phoebus and his guards who save Esmeralda. Quasimodo is sentenced to be whipped and tied down in the heat. Esmeralda, seeing his thirst, offers him water. It saves him, and she captures his heart. ABOUT Les Miserables Les Miserables is an 1862 French novel by author Victor Hugo and is widely considered one of the greatest novels of the nineteenth century. It follows the lives and interactions of several French characters over a seventeen-year period in the early nineteenth century, starting in 1815 and culminating in the 1832 June Rebellion. The novel focuses on the struggles of ex-convict Jean Valjean and his experience of redemption. It examines the nature of law and grace, and expatiates upon the history of France, architecture of Paris, politics, moral philosophy, antimonarchism, justice, religion, and the types and nature of romantic and familial love. ABOUT The Man Who Laughs The Man Who Laughs is a novel by Victor Hugo, originally published in April 1869 under the French title L'Homme qui rit. The novel places its narrative in 17th century England, where the relationships between the bourgeoisie and aristocracy are complicated by continual distancing from the lower class. Hugo's protagonist, Gwynplaine (a physically transgressive figure, something of a monster) transgresses these societal spheres by being reinstated from the lower class into the aristocracy -- a movement which enabled Hugo to critique construction of social identity based upon class status. EXCERPT (Preface to Les Miserables) "So long as there shall exist, by virtue of law and custom, decrees of damnation pronounced by society, artificially creating hells amid the civilization of earth, and adding the element of human fate to divine destiny; so long as the three great problems of the century—the degradation of man through pauperism, the corruption of woman through hunger, the crippling of children through lack of light—are unsolved; so long as social asphyxia is possible in any part of the world;—in other words, and with a still wider significance, so long as ignorance and poverty exist on earth, books of the nature of Les Misérables cannot fail to be of use."


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TABLE OF CONTENTS The Last Days of a Condemned Man The Hunchback of Notre-Dame Les Miserables The Man Who Laughs ABOUT The Last Days of a Condemned Man The Last Day of a Condemned Man (French: Le Dernier Jour d'un Condamné) is a short novel by Victor Hugo first published in 1829. The novel recounts the thoughts of a man condemned to die. A man who has been condemned to death writ TABLE OF CONTENTS The Last Days of a Condemned Man The Hunchback of Notre-Dame Les Miserables The Man Who Laughs ABOUT The Last Days of a Condemned Man The Last Day of a Condemned Man (French: Le Dernier Jour d'un Condamné) is a short novel by Victor Hugo first published in 1829. The novel recounts the thoughts of a man condemned to die. A man who has been condemned to death writes down his cogitations, feelings and fears while he is waiting for his execution. He does not betray his name to the reader or what he has done, though he vaguely hints that he has killed someone. He describes his life in prison, everything from what his cell looks like to the personality of the prison priest. On the day he is to be executed he will see his three-year-old daughter for the last time, but she does not recognize him. ABOUT The Hunchback of Notre Dame The Hunchback of Notre-Dame (French: Notre-Dame de Paris, "Our Lady of Paris") is a novel by Victor Hugo published in 1831. The French title refers to the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, around which the story is centered. Quasimodo, the deformed hunchback bell-ringer of Notre Dame, is introduced by his crowning as King of Fools. Esmeralda, a beautiful Gypsy with a kind and generous heart, captures the hearts of many men, including that of a Captain Phoebus, but especially those of Quasimodo and his adoptive father, Claude Frollo, the Archdeacon of Notre Dame. Frollo is torn between his lust and the rules of the church. He orders Quasimodo to kidnap her, but the hunchback is suddenly captured by Phoebus and his guards who save Esmeralda. Quasimodo is sentenced to be whipped and tied down in the heat. Esmeralda, seeing his thirst, offers him water. It saves him, and she captures his heart. ABOUT Les Miserables Les Miserables is an 1862 French novel by author Victor Hugo and is widely considered one of the greatest novels of the nineteenth century. It follows the lives and interactions of several French characters over a seventeen-year period in the early nineteenth century, starting in 1815 and culminating in the 1832 June Rebellion. The novel focuses on the struggles of ex-convict Jean Valjean and his experience of redemption. It examines the nature of law and grace, and expatiates upon the history of France, architecture of Paris, politics, moral philosophy, antimonarchism, justice, religion, and the types and nature of romantic and familial love. ABOUT The Man Who Laughs The Man Who Laughs is a novel by Victor Hugo, originally published in April 1869 under the French title L'Homme qui rit. The novel places its narrative in 17th century England, where the relationships between the bourgeoisie and aristocracy are complicated by continual distancing from the lower class. Hugo's protagonist, Gwynplaine (a physically transgressive figure, something of a monster) transgresses these societal spheres by being reinstated from the lower class into the aristocracy -- a movement which enabled Hugo to critique construction of social identity based upon class status. EXCERPT (Preface to Les Miserables) "So long as there shall exist, by virtue of law and custom, decrees of damnation pronounced by society, artificially creating hells amid the civilization of earth, and adding the element of human fate to divine destiny; so long as the three great problems of the century—the degradation of man through pauperism, the corruption of woman through hunger, the crippling of children through lack of light—are unsolved; so long as social asphyxia is possible in any part of the world;—in other words, and with a still wider significance, so long as ignorance and poverty exist on earth, books of the nature of Les Misérables cannot fail to be of use."

27 review for THE GREATEST WORKS OF VICTOR HUGO: FOUR BESTSELLING NOVELS Including LES MISERABLES, THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, THE LAST DAYS OF A CONDEMNED MAN, THE MAN WHO LAUGHS

  1. 4 out of 5

    Angie

    I've finally finished reading Victor Hugo's 'Les Miserables'. Once you become used to his written style, you forgive his digressions, his disconcerting way of addressing 'the reader' and although initially you feel you're being kept at a distance from the characters, when the novel reaches its deeply poignant conclusion, you feel emotionally drained from the journey you've taken alongside them. For any one who loves watching 'Les Miserables' on stage and has not read the book, it is well worth p I've finally finished reading Victor Hugo's 'Les Miserables'. Once you become used to his written style, you forgive his digressions, his disconcerting way of addressing 'the reader' and although initially you feel you're being kept at a distance from the characters, when the novel reaches its deeply poignant conclusion, you feel emotionally drained from the journey you've taken alongside them. For any one who loves watching 'Les Miserables' on stage and has not read the book, it is well worth persevering with, it is by no means an easy text. It is down right frustrating at times and stubbornly refuses to be hurried.

  2. 5 out of 5

    H. P.

    The Last Days of a Condemned Man is a chilling precursor to L'Étranger. The dichotomy between the psychological and the sensory feels new, unsettling. Highly recommended if you want to be moved. The Last Days of a Condemned Man is a chilling precursor to L'Étranger. The dichotomy between the psychological and the sensory feels new, unsettling. Highly recommended if you want to be moved.

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    Photon Thug

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    Tori Robinson

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    Sheryl

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    Sreevidhya

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    Tom Morrison

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    Heather Maoury

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    Ahmed Oraby

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    عاطفه ابراهیمی

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    Stunning Mess

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    Ashley

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    Pat Winter

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    Cyberpunk

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    Michael

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    Seven Negen

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    MrAniki

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    Maxfield Allison

  26. 4 out of 5

    DZMM

  27. 5 out of 5

    Björn

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