Victor Hugo and his time, tr. by E.E. Frewer by Alfred Barbou

Victor Hugo and his time, tr. by E.E. Frewer

byAlfred Barbou

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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. 1882. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIV. The revolution of July, 1830--Performance of ' Marion de Lorme"--Reasons for delay--Reception by the public--Parodies--Jules Janin's indignation--"Le Roi b'amuse "--First performance--A severe critic--Immediate prohibition--Causes of prohibition--Louis Philippe's ministry--Trial before the Board of Trade--Disgraceful hostility of the newspapers--The poet's reply--" Lucreee Borgia"--Its actors--Immense success--A duel avoided. "To fight for liberty" was the romantic motto that had now become the watchword of the people. Roused to indignation by the edicts promulgated by Charles X., and by the policy of his minister, Polignac, Paris at last revolted, and at the end of July, 1830, requested the king to retire into exile, and there to meditate upon the mischief of despotism. The political revolution was effected simultaneously with the literary, but unfortunately the republican party was not strong enough to establish itself, and the crown merely changed hands by passing from the elder to the younger branch of the Bourbons. After lurking behind the throne, Louis Philippe now succeeded in mounting the steps, and made an attempt to naturalize that bastard form of government which in France will ever be an impossibility, a constitutional monarchy. Victor Hugo's relations with Louis Philippe will be introduced hereafter, but adhering to our programme we will continue to recount the incidents connected with his dramatic labours. The expulsion of Charles X. removed the impediment to the production of " Marion de Lorme," which it will be remembered was prohibited by the censorship and by the royal veto in 1829. But now that liberty was restored to the stage, the Comedie Francaise bethought themselves of the piece, and the poet SCRUPLES. 139 received a n...

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Title:Victor Hugo and his time, tr. by E.E. FrewerFormat:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.27 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217651771

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