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  • Victor Hugo

    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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    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

  • 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

    Bring history back to life through Jim Hodges' historically accurate, exciting and edifying audio recordings. Victor Hugo wrote in his classic Les Mis├®rables, 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 Mis├®rables (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 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

    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

    Hernani is a drama by the French romantic author Victor Hugo (Les Misrables, Ther Hunchback of Notre Dame de Paris..etc). The play was given its premiere on 25 February 1830 by the Comédie-Française in Paris. Today, it is more remembered for the demonstrations which accompanied the first performance and for being the inspiration for Giuseppe Verdi's opera Ernani than it is for its own merits. Hugo had enlisted the support of fellow Romanticists such as Hector Berlioz and Théophile Gautier to combat the opposition of Classicists who recognized the play as a direct attack on their values. This Cast Album Recording is the first recording of the English version of this...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

    La última novela de Victor Hugo aborda la fase más terrible de la Revolución Francesa: el Terror de 1793. La idea de Victor Hugo era realizar una trilogía que cubriese toda la revolución, aunque por desgracia este es el único volumen que llegó a escribir. Un relato tan escalofriante como reflexivo sobre uno de los acontecimientos que sacudieron al mundo. Este audiolibro está narrado en castellano. - Victor Hugo (1802-1885) fue un poeta, dramaturgo, novelista y político francés, considerado el principal exponente del romanticismo y uno de los más representativos de la literatura francesa del siglo XIX. De vocación temprana, proclamó el principio de la «libertad en el...read more

  • Victor Hugo

    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

  • 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

    Ce court roman de Victor HUGO est inspiré par un fait divers ayant eu lieu le 7 novembre 1831 : Claude Gueux, voleur de nourriture par nécessité est emprisonné à la centrale de Clairvaux, où il finit par tuer celui qui le brime M. Delacelle, le directeur des ateliers, ceci devant d'autres détenus manifestant leur soutien. Il est condamné à mort et exécuté en juin 1832. En 1834, Victor HUGO publie sa version du fait divers dans la 'Revue de Paris', suivie d'un vibrant plaidoyer contre la peine de mort et d'une partie argumentative sur les lacunes de la société qui conduisent à de telles condamnations à mort. Emblématique de l'œuvre de Victor HUGO par sa thématique, on...read more

  • Victor Hugo

    Considered to be French novelist Victor Hugo's masterpiece, Les Miserables, which was published in 1862, is a sprawling historical and philosophical epic that covers from 1815 through the Paris Uprising in 1832. Notable for its many subplots and digressions from the main storyline, the novel's stated aim is a progress from evil to good, from injustice to justice, from falsehood to truth, which can be seen most clearly in the story of the central character Jean Valjean, an ex-convict who struggles to shake the sins of his past and become a good man. Widely adapted, the novel inspired the blockbuster musical and movie colloquially known as Les Mis. This is an abridged audio recording of the...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

  • Victor Hugo

    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

  • 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

  • Victor Hugo Manzanilla

    ¿Te sientes subutilizado? ¿Si fueras el dueño de la empresa donde trabajas, harías las cosas diferentes? ¿No estás contento con el dinero que te pagan por un esfuerzo que le produce muchísimo más a la compañía, ni sientes que tu remuneración es equiparable a tu impacto en el negocio? Si respondiste con un «sí» a una o varias de las afirmaciones anteriores, entonces tienes esa característica única de los emprendedores, esas personas capaces de ver oportunidades y aprovecharlas hasta alcanzar el éxito. Si eres una persona con hambre de vivir la vida, de ser tu propio jefe y de crear algo con trascendencia, entonces bienvenido al club. Tú y yo somos iguales. Esa es la...read more

  • Victor Hugo

    Nuestra Señora de París (Notre-Dame de Paris, en francés) es una novela gótica de Victor Hugo, escrita en 1831 y compuesta por once libros que se centra en la desdichada historia de Esmeralda, una gitana, y Quasimodo, un jorobado sordo, en el Parísdel siglo XV. Todos sus elementos —ambientación medieval, amores imposibles, personajes marginados, final dramático— hacen de la obra un modelo de los temas literarios del Romanticismo francés. Victor Hugo, tras separarse de su mujer Adèle, escribió la obra por encargo de un editor, llevándole aproximadamente 6 meses y agotándolo físicamente. Pero el esfuerzo valió la pena ya que fue bien valorada por los críticos y tuvo gran...read more