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Les Misérables By Victor Hugo

Les Misérables was a French historical novel written by Victor Hugo. It was first published in 1862. It was illustrated by Emile Bayard. Victor was from France and his tongue was French. His genus was epic, novels, historical fiction. It was understood as one of the best books ever in the history of France. During the June Revolution, he got his novel written showing the struggles of the people. This gave strength to the back-bones of the people and they gird their loins tight. He gave such an inspiration that everyone started highlighting the evilness and belialism of the government and rebelling against the monarchism. The people started demanding justness and perfect justice. This book was anticipated in the lives of the people. Few people started acting according to the book but most of it caused negative effects by the government, especially. However, this ultimately caused a transformation in all the Earth.

Victor Hugo was born on 26th February, 1802, in France and died on 22nd May, 1885, in France, being well-stricken in years. He was a novelist, play writer, poet, essayist, visual artist, statesman, human rights campaigner et cetera. Hugo’s childhood was filled with confusions which made him write this book. There was a great turmoil at that time because Napoleon was proclaimed the Emperor. This was made stimulation in him to write this so book. In his religious life, he was something different from what others were. He was brought up a Catholic but then he stood against Catholic communities and articulated anti-clerical views. However, he never attacked the people directly.

After he had returned from protesting, he finally won the battle he was doing. When he had come back to France, people hailed him but by then, he lost all his family. His two sons died and his daughter turned insane and his spouse died too. This made him worry a lot and he got up onto his deathbed. How terrible it is for an excelled man who lost his own flesh and blood! He suffered from pneumonia and breathed his last breath in sorrow. Finally, before his death had come to wake him up, he confessed that believed God and gave up his soul.

His book was divided into four parts. The parts were as follows:

  • Fantine.
  • Cosette.
  • Marius.
  • The Idyll in the Rue Plumet and the Epic in the Rue St. Denis.

So, we all ought to study the book and protest like Hugo against the government if we’re not satisfied with it.

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