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Victor Hugo"s Les misérables and the novels of the grotesque

Karen Masters-Wicks

Victor Hugo"s Les misérables and the novels of the grotesque

by Karen Masters-Wicks

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Published by P. Lang in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Hugo, Victor, 1802-1885.,
  • Hugo, Victor, 1802-1885 -- Fictional works.,
  • Grotesque in literature.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [157]-173).

    StatementKaren Masters-Wicks.
    SeriesCurrents in comparative Romance languages and literatures ;, vol. 12
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPQ2286 .M37 1994
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx, 247 p. :
    Number of Pages247
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL1721626M
    ISBN 10082042000X
    LC Control Number92025009

      The fate of Hugo's protagonist Jean Valjean in Tim Hooper's film adaptation is quite a bit different than the original novel intended. While yes, spoiler alert, Valjean does die in the end Author: Emma Madden.   Listen and learn how to say Les Misérables classic French novel correctly with Julien, "how do you pronounce" free pronunciation audio/video tutorials. Video Content (transcription): Bonjour.

    Les Miserables is the great epic masterpiece of the mid-nineteenth century. Begun in , the year Louis Philippe conferred a peerage and a lifetime seat in the Senate upon Victor Hugo, it was completed when the author was living in exile in the Channel Islands. Les Miserables is a product as well as a document of the political, social, and religious upheaval that followed the. Victor Hugo was one of the earliest supporters in France of the "Shakespearean" approach to drama: mingling comedy with tragedy, and the sublime with the grotesque, to create a powerful contrast.

      Victor Hugo, 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 () and Les Miserables (). Great deals on Victor Hugo Books in English Publication Year. Get cozy and expand your home library with a large online selection of books at Fast & Free shipping on many items!


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Victor Hugo"s Les misérables and the novels of the grotesque by Karen Masters-Wicks Download PDF EPUB FB2

This scholarly work leaves no doubt, in the readers mind, that Hugo's fascination for the grotesque (central to his novels) is linked to his fascination for the spectacle: each of Master-Wicks's chapters is a meticulous recording of the manifestations of the grotesque culminating, in 'Les Misérables', with slang as the linguistic expression of the : Les Misérables, novel by Victor Hugo, published in French in 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. Tolstoy is said to have called Les Miserables the greatest novel ever written, and it exerted a powerful influence on the creation of War and Peace.

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The story of Jean Valjean, a poor French boy who is arrested at the age of 19 for stealing a loaf of bread for his family, and who is sentenced to the quarries for seven years. After repeated attempts to escape, he ends up spending twenty years/5(6).

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Victor Hugo's tale of injustice, heroism and love follows the fortunes of Jean Valjean, an escaped convict determined to put his criminal past behind him. But his attempts to become a respected member of the community are constantly put under threat: by his own conscience, when, owing to a case of mistaken identity, /5().By: Victor Hugo () Victor Hugo's Les Misérables is a novel which tells the story of ex-convict Jean Valjean, his struggles and eventual redemption.

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