Victor Hugo

Standard Name: Hugo, Victor


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Anthologization Mary Julia Young
An abridged version of this novel was included in an odd collection: Tales of My Landlady, compiled by William Thomas Haley and published in 1843-4. Also included were versions of Frances Sheridan 's The...
Education Emma Marshall
At a very early age Emma Martin could recite See'st thou my home is where yon woods are waving by Felicia Hemans .
Marshall, Beatrice. Emma Marshall. Seeley.
After leaving school she continued to study music with Dr Zacariah or Zechariah Buck
Education Muriel Box
MB early learned to read for herself (with some help from Reading Without Tears, a mid-Victorian textbook by Favell Lee Bevan, later Mrs Mortimer ) because her parents were often too busy to satisfy...
Education Toru Dutt
TD and Aru were briefly enrolled at a boarding school in Nice where they studied French.
Rao, Raja, and Toru Dutt. “Aru and Toru”. Ancient Ballads and Legends of Hindustan, Writers Workshop.
After moving to England they continued their studies and attended the Higher Lectures for Women series begun by Henry Sidgwick
Education Mary Gawthorpe
One of the poems MG had to learn for recitation was Meddlesome Matty by Ann Taylor (later Gilbert) .
Gawthorpe, Mary. Up Hill to Holloway. Traversity Press.
(MG thought it was by the other sister, and later regretted that she never...
Family and Intimate relationships Fanny Kemble
FK fell in love for the first time, with fellow actor Augustus Craven when they appeared together in Victor Hugo 's Hernani, but the relationship ended in heartbreak for her.
Clinton, Catherine. Fanny Kemble’s Civil Wars. Simon and Schuster.
45, 47
Family and Intimate relationships Marie Belloc Lowndes
MBL 's paternal, French grandmother, Louise Swanton Belloc , was a children's writer, a translator, intimate friend of Stendhal and Victor Hugo , and the author of a life of Byron (for which Stendhal supplied...
Friends, Associates Matilda Betham-Edwards
MBE set a great deal of store by meeting men distinguished as authors or in other fields, as a spur to literary achievement of her own. She was given to boasting of her acquaintance with...
Intertextuality and Influence Mary Elizabeth Braddon
Waters argues that MEB ought not to be condemned for clichés that she herself helped to establish. Rather we should examine them and the genre of the detective or sensation novel as an index of...
Intertextuality and Influence John Oliver Hobbes
Pearl Richards (later JOH ) read widely as a child and adolescent, and her parents' liberal views (and considerable fortune) meant that she could pursue her tastes in both the lending libraries and the less...
Literary responses Mary Russell Mitford
Charles the First was received well by the Athenæum, which indicated that the performance provided genuine satisfaction to a very attentive audience and gratification in its most agreeable shape to the gifted lady,
Athenæum. J. Lection.
349 (1834): 508
Literary responses Emma Robinson
The Athenæum (again in the person of Henry Chorley , again reviewing ER as a male author), said she was still improving. Despite the difficulties posed by handling such well-known material, in this novel the...
Literary responses Josephine Butler
Some of their strongest support came from outside England. A letter from Victor Hugo dated 20 March 1870 contained his declaration of support: I am with you, madame and ladies. I am with you to...
politics Anna Kingsford
AK 's active campaign against vivisection and in support of vegetarianism began as early as 1872, when she published a letter by Frances Power Cobbe in The Lady's Own Paper.
Pert, Alan. Red Cactus: The Life of Anna Kingsford. Books and Writers.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray et al., editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
By 1878, while...
Reception Camilla Crosland
Since then CC 's reputation has all but disappeared. Her works are not included in any major anthologies and she is rarely studied. Only her translations of Hugo seem to have lasted. Yet as McCormack...


26 February 1802: Novelist and poet Victor Hugo was born in...

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26 February 1802

Novelist and poet Victor Hugo was born in Besançon, France.

1822: Victor Hugo published Odes, his first collection...

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Victor Hugo published Odes, his first collection of poetry.

25 February 1830: Victor Hugo's play Hernani; ou, l'Honneur...

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25 February 1830

Victor Hugo 's playHernani; ou, l'Honneur castillan (Hernani; or, The Honour of a Castilian) premiered in Paris.

1831: Victor Hugo published his famous novel Notre...

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Victor Hugo published his famous novelNotre Dame de Paris.

2 December 1851: A coup d'état by Louis Napoleon abolished...

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2 December 1851

A coup d'état by Louis Napoleon abolished the Republic of France.

1854: Leonie d'Aunet published at Paris Voyage...

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Leonie d'Aunet published at ParisVoyage d'une femme au Spitzberg (Voyage of a Woman to Spitsbergen), recounting her journey to northern Scandinavia.

By 25 October 1862: Victor Hugo completed the publication in...

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By 25 October 1862

Victor Hugo completed the publication in successive parts of his novelLes Misérables.

22 May 1885: Victor Hugo, novelist and poet, died....

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22 May 1885

Victor Hugo , novelist and poet, died.

15 November 1889: Walter Pater published Appreciations, with...

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15 November 1889

Walter Pater published Appreciations, with an Essay on Style.


Hugo, Victor, and Luke Fildes. By Order of the King. Translator Steele, Anna, Vol.
3 vols.
, Bradbury and Evans, 1870.
Hugo, Victor. Dramatic Works of Victor Hugo. Translators Slous, Frederick L. and Camilla Crosland, G. Bell and Sons, 1887.