A Century Of French Verse; Brief Biographical And Critical Notices Of Thirty-three French Poets Of…

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byWilliam John Robertson

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1895. Excerpt: ... Victor Hugo. Born in Besancon, 1802... Died in Paris, 1885. he above the rest In shape and gesture proudly eminent. It is needless to recapitulate the chief incidents of a life which has filled so large and luminous a space in the literature of the nineteenth century as that of Victor Hugo. No poet ever lived so much in the full light of day. Every reader is more or less familiar with the legend of his glory as the chief of the Romantic Movement of 1830; his wonderful fertility from 1830 to 1840 in poetry, drama and romance; his exile of nearly twenty years after the Napoleonic coup d/tat in 1852, and the sublime visions which he gave to the world from his island refuge; his return to Paris after the fall of the second Empire; his popular triumph in 1881, when Paris was covered with flags and flowers, whilst a procession of two hundred thousand persons passed before his dwelling; and, four His father was General Joseph-Leopold-Sigisbert Hugo,afterwards Count de Cifuentes and de Siguenza, in the Spanish peerage of King Joseph Bonaparte. The Hugo family was of very humble origin. Victor Hugo's grandfather was a carpenter, and three of his aunts supported themselves by dressmaking. In spite of his democratic professions the poet took no end of pains to graft his ancestry upon that of the Franco-German seigneurial family of Hugo von Spitzemberg, and even assumed their armorial bearings, but there is not a particle of evidence to substantiate this pedigree. The authentic genealogy of Victor Hugo is established beyond a doubt by the documents cited in Edmond Bird's Victor Hugo avant 1830 (Perrin: Paris) of which a new edition was published in 1894. years later, his public funeral, which called forth a demonstration of sorrow and enthusiasm such as had never ac...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1895. Excerpt: ... Victor Hugo. Born in Besancon, 1802... Died in Paris, 1885. he above the rest In shape and gesture proudly eminent. It is need...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:94 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021766783X

ISBN - 13:9780217667838

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