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    Joss Ackland, Roger Allam and Leslie Phillips star in this BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of Victor Hugo’s classic novel. When poverty drives Jean Valjean to steal a loaf of bread from a baker’s window, it is an action that will haunt him for the rest of his life. A citizen of post-revolutionary France, he is sentenced to nineteen years’ hard labour. On his release, his fortunes change and he becomes a respectable businessman and member of society - and yet his past continues to dog him in the form of the sadistic Inspector Javert, who seems determined to pursue Valjean to the grave. A student uprising is gaining momentum in Paris, and barricades are being built around the...read more

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    L'Art d'être grand-père est un recueil de poèmes que Victor Hugo a publié en 1877. Suite à la mort de Charles Hugo, un de ses fils, et de sa femme, Victor Hugo prend en charge ses deux petits enfants Georges et Jeanne Hugo. Il écrit plusieurs poèmes illustrant les comportements et l'innocence reliée à ses petits-enfants qu'il élève seul et avec tendresse. (Résumé de Wikipédia) L'Art d'être grand-père ("The Art of Being a Grandfather") is a series of eighteen poems by Victor Hugo, published in 1877. They were among the last he wrote. On 13 March 1871, his 44-year-old son Charles died of a stroke, while riding in a carriage to a farewell dinner for some of Victor's...read more

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    Bring history back to life through Jim Hodges' historically accurate, exciting and edifying audio recordings. Victor Hugo wrote in his classic Les Misérables, Book 5, Chapter 4: "God is behind everything, but everything hides God." I don't know if you have seen either the stage musical or the movie rendition of Victor Hugo's immortal classic Les Misérables (an epic story of redemption set in Paris after the French Revolution) but I have never seen a production that more clearly illustrates the saving grace of God and the change that can be had for anyone willing to accept it. This 1937 Old Time Radio Show dramatization, written, produced, and performed by none other than the...read more

  • Victor Hugo

    Victor Hugo is one of the best-known French writers, and is part of the greatest literary figures of all time. His poetry made him famous very early, cementing his reputation as one of the greatest lyric poets when he was only 20 years old. He was also a novelist and a dramatist, and furthered the cause of Romanticism, this exalted artistic movement which toyed with Sublime and soared on the winds of emotion. Hugo was also actively involved in politics, defending the poor until his last breath; he was even forced into exile, from which he kept on writing, beloved by the masses he stood up for. When he died, it was an intense day of mourning in France, and more than two million people joined...read more

  • Victor Hugo

    Victor Hugo is one of the best-known French writers, and is part of the greatest literary figures of all time. His poetry made him famous very early, cementing his reputation as one of the greatest lyric poets when he was only 20 years old. He was also a novelist and a dramatist, and furthered the cause of Romanticism, this exalted artistic movement which toyed with Sublime and soared on the winds of emotion. Hugo was also actively involved in politics, defending the poor until his last breath; he was even forced into exile, from which he kept on writing, beloved by the masses he stood up for. When he died, it was an intense day of mourning in France, and more than two million people joined...read more

  • Victor Hugo

    Victor Hugo is one of the best-known French writers, and one of the greatest literary figures of all time. His poetry made him famous very early, cementing his reputation as one of the greatest lyric poets when he was only 20 years old. We have selected for you 28 of his most well-known and powerful poems, mosty from the immortal Autumn Leaves and Contemplations. They are, in order: Childhood; Death, il Life; Epitaph; Have you nothing to say for yourself; How Butterflies are born; I am content; Inscription for a crucifix; Satire on the Earth; St John; The Dying Child to its Mother; The Poet's Simple Faith; The Vale to you, to me the Heights; Infantile Influence; Sunset; The Patience of the...read more

  • Victor Hugo

    Victor Hugo est un poète, dramaturge et prosateur romantique français. Il est considéré comme l'un des plus importants écrivains de langue française. Il est aussi une personnalité politique et un intellectuel engagé qui a joué un rôle majeur dans l'histoire du XIXe siècle.Victor Hugo occupe une place marquante dans l'histoire des lettres françaises au XIXe siècle, dans des genres et des domaines d'une remarquable variété. Ses romans rencontrent un grand succès populaire, avec notamment Notre-Dame de Paris (1831), et plus encore avec Les Misérables (1862). Au théâtre, il expose sa théorie du drame romantique dans sa préface de Cromwell en 18276 et l'illustre...read more

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    Hernani ou l'honneur castillan, de Victor Hugo. La première représentation d'Hernani eut lieu en 1830 à la Comédie Française. Ce fut, ce soir là et tous les soirs suivants, un beau désordre. Malgré les nombreux billets distribués aux amis de l'auteur qui occupaient les points stratégiques de la salle, le public ne cessait de siffler, de huer, de rire. Y eut il bataille ? Hernani fut plutôt une révolution. Les partisans de l'art classique moribond, enfermés dans leur bastille ruinée, durent céder devant le Romantisme et ses jeunes excès. Ces excès, aujourd'hui; ont parfois tendance à nous faire sourire. La pièce : Dona Sol, pupille du vieux Ruy Gomez Da Silva, aime un...read more

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    Set in a richly rendered 15th century Paris, Victor Hugo's powerful drama focuses on a beautiful gypsy girl named Esmeralda, the two men (including an obsessed and manipulative priest) who love her, and the pitiful hunchback Quasimodo who tries to save her. With this simplified yet spellbinding version, kids can enjoy all the excitement of Hugo's masterful...read more

  • Victor Hugo

    Victor Hugo is one of the best-known French writers, and is part of the greatest literary figures of all time. His poetry made him famous very early, cementing his reputation as one of the greatest lyric poets when he was only 20 years old. He was also a novelist and a dramatist, and furthered the cause of Romanticism, this exalted artistic movement which toyed with Sublime and soared on the winds of emotion. The high-achieving poet was also actively involved in politics, defending the poor until his last breath; he was even forced into exile, from which he kept on writing, beloved by the masses he stood up for. When he died, it was an intense day of mourning in France, and more than two...read more

  • Victor Hugo

    Victor Hugo es uno de los escritores franceses más conocidos, y forma parte de las más grandes figuras literarias de todos los tiempos. Su poesía lo hizo famoso muy pronto, consolidando su reputación como uno de los más grandes poetas líricos cuando tenía sólo 20 años. También fue novelista y dramaturgo, y promovió la causa del Romanticismo, este exaltado movimiento artístico que jugó con lo sublime y se elevó en los vientos de la emoción. El poeta de alto rendimiento también participó activamente en la política, defendiendo a los pobres hasta su último aliento[AUTHOR| ] incluso se vio obligado a exiliarse, desde donde siguió escribiendo, amado por las masas que...read more

  • Victor Hugo

    Victor Hugo é um dos escritores franceses mais conhecidos, e faz parte das maiores figuras literárias de todos os tempos. A sua poesia tornou-o famoso muito cedo, consolidando a sua reputação como um dos maiores poetas líricos quando tinha apenas 20 anos de idade. Foi também romancista e dramaturgo, e promoveu a causa do Romantismo, este exaltado movimento artístico que brincou com o Sublime e soprou nos ventos da emoção. O poeta de alto rendimento também esteve activamente envolvido na política, defendendo os pobres até ao seu último suspiro; foi mesmo forçado ao exílio, do qual continuou a escrever, amado pelas massas por quem se ergueu. Quando morreu, foi um dia de luto...read more

  • Victor Hugo

    Brought to you by Penguin. This Penguin Classic is performed by an ensemble cast which includes the BAFTA award-winning actor Adeel Akhtar (Killing Eve; The Night Manager; Les Miserables), Adrian Scarborough (Gavin and Stacey; The King's Speech), Natalie Simpson (Outlander; Les Miserables), Emma Fielding (Unforgotten; Les Miserables) and John Owen-Jones, who was the youngest actor ever to play the part of Jean Valjean in the stage show of Les Miserables, and who has appeared as Jean Valjean on Broadway and in the West End. This definitive recording includes an introduction by Robert Tombs. Victor Hugo's tale of injustice, heroism and love follows the fortunes of Jean Valjean, an...read more

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    Adaptation of Victor Hugo's classic tale set in 15th-century Paris, dramatised in a collaboration between the BBC and Graeae, the disabled-led theatre company. Starring deaf actor David Bower, artistic director of Signdance Collective. Quasimodo, the deformed bell ringer, hides away in the bell tower of Notre Dame Cathedral, friendless and ashamed of his appearance. When the bewitching gypsy Esmeralda arrives in Paris, Quasimodo falls in love with her from afar.Starring David Bower and full cast. Directed by Polly...read more

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    Les Misérables Victor Hugo Les 5 tomes des Misérables en un seul volume ! Ce roman, un des plus populaires de la littérature française, a donné lieu à de nombreuses adaptations au cinéma. Victor Hugo y décrit la vie de misérables dans Paris et la France provinciale du 19e siècle et s'attache plus particulièrement aux pas du bagnard Jean Valjean qui n'est pas sans rappeler le condamné à mort du Dernier Jour d'un condamné ou Claude Gueux (ces deux textes en un volume chez Culture commune). C'est un roman historique, social et philosophique dans lequel on retrouve les idéaux du romantisme et ceux de Victor Hugo concernant la nature humaine. L'auteur lui-même accorde une...read more

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    Expand your horizons with three stories from far-away countries, tales of timeless wisdom and a window to the soul of other cultures. These three stories are from the most different parts of the world, but all are food for thought and use powerful imagery to help children develop their intelligence and imagination. The first story is from India: the Alligator and the Jackal is a tale of cleverness, about which will defeat the other in a battle of wits. Sinbad the Sailor is taken from the Arabian Nights, or One Thousand and One Nights, as told by the great Scheherazade, and tells about the fantastic journeys of the folkloric hero. The White Stone Canoe is an American Indian legend, about the...read more

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    Intelligence and cleverness are never boring. We have selected for you 100 quotes from the wittiest authors ever, from Oscar Wilde to Jerry Seinfeld, with the help of Woody Allen, Mark Twain, Winston Churchill, Groucho Marx and many others. Enjoy these pearls of humor to brighten your day with a good laugh, discover invaluable remarks and jokes to surprize your friends and enemies with, and shake hands with the greatest minds. Those 100 quotes are among the funniest and the deepest alike, from clever remarks to unbelievably elegant puns; let them inspire you, and may you come up with many...read more

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    Use these relaxation exercices to get all the benefits of a whole night of healthy sleep. They will teach you all the best techniques to efficiently calm your mind and quickly fall into a state of deep relaxation. Listen to these exercices whenever you feel you will need help to fall asleep, or as part as a nightly practice to overcome sleep pattern problems. If you are fed up with being tired all day long and then wondering why it's still so hard to fall asleep, these relaxation exercises will help you overcome insomnia and fall asleep...read more

  • Victor Hugo

    'The Hunchback of Notre Dame' is one of Victor Hugo most popular historical novels. It follows the story of the young Quasimodo, a hunchback who lives the solitary life of an outcast in the bell tower of Notre-Dame in Paris. When his path crosses that of the beautiful gypsy Esmeralda, his little world is turned upside down. Quasimodo's guardian, the Archdeacon Frollo, becomes equally obsessed with Esmeralda and tries to convince Quasimodo to kidnap her. This gothic tale full of betrayal and lust explores human condition and all those emotions and feelings that make us human. Hugo's romantic description of the cathedral inspired a renewed interest in medieval architecture in France, and...read more

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    In the grotesque bell-ringer Quasimodo, Victor Hugo created one of the most vivid characters in classic fiction. Quasimodo's doomed love for the beautiful gypsy girl Esmerelda is an example of the traditional love theme of beauty and the beast. Yet, set against the massive background of Notre Dame de Paris and interwoven with the sacred and secular life of medieval France, it takes on a larger perspective. The characters come to life: the poet Gringoire, the tormented priest Claude Frollo, the upright, fun-loving captain Phoebus and above all Quasimodo and Esmerelda themselves. It is a tale peppered with humour but fuelled by the anguish which unfolds beneath the bells of the great...read more