Famous Authors: Victor Hugo (2003)

Genres - Language & Literature  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Literary Studies  |   Run Time - 30 min.  |   Countries - United States   |  
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This program profiles the life and times of Romantic French author Victor Hugo, who wrote such important books as Les Miserables and The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Deeply rooted in politics, philosophy and ethics, Hugo's writing was and still is an extremely telling commentary on the nature of modern society, and Hugo himself was forced into 20 years of exile for his beliefs. Today, Hugo is a French national hero, renowned for both his French Republican convictions, and his intimate understanding of human behavior and emotion.