La Légende des Siècles eBook

This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 268 pages of information about La Légende des Siècles.

Les Destins de la Vendee. 1819. Sur Walter Scott. 1823. Sur Lord Byron (a propos de sa mort). 1824. Guerre aux demolisseurs. 1825-32. Journal des idees et des opinions d’un revolutionnaire de 1830. Sur Mirabeau. 1834. La Liberation du territoire. 1873.  Many political articles, speeches, and prefaces.



The studies and criticisms on Hugo form a large and ever-increasing library.  The most remarkable among them are the following: 

SAINTE-BEUVE. Critiques et Portraits litteraires.  Articles on Victor
Hugo. 1832. 
GUSTAVE PLANCHE. Nouveaux portraits litteraires.  Studies and
criticisms on some of Hugo’s plays. 1832-8.
Revue des Deux Mondes, passim.  Articles by Gustave Planche, A.
Fontaney, and Charles Magnin. 
CHARLES ASSELINEAU. Melanges d’une bibliotheque romantique. 1867. 
LEONARD DE LOMENIE. Galerie des contemporains illustres.  Vol.  I. 1879. 
GUSTAVE DESSOFFY (le comte). Discours sur la vie litteraire de Victor
. 1845. 
ELISA CHEVALIER. La Verite sur Victor Hugo. 1850. 
EUGENE DE MIRECOURT. Victor Hugo. 1854. 
A. MAZURE. Les Poetes contemporains
ERNEST HAMEL. Victor Hugo. 1860. 
ALFRED NETTEMENT. Victor Hugo. 1862. 
MADAME VICTOR HUGO. Victor Hugo, raconte par un temoin de sa vie. 2
vols. 1863. 
PAUL DE SAINT-VICTOR. Victor Hugo. 1885. 
E. Dupuis. Victor Hugo, l’homme et le poete. 1897. 
PETIT DE JULLEVILLE. Histoire de la litterature francaise. 1894-1900. 
CH.  RENOUVIER. Victor Hugo, le Poete et le philosophe. 2 vols. 1900. 
A. SLEUMER. Die Dramen von Hugo.  Berlin, 1901. 
GASTON DESCHAMPS. Conferences sur Victor Hugo. 1898. 
EMILE FAGUET. Histoire de la litterature francaise. 1900.

And a host of articles by such critics as Emile Montegut, Emile Augier, Edmond Scherer, without speaking of the innumerable notes and criticisms which have appeared on Hugo and his work in daily papers and periodicals both in France and in foreign countries.



These are extremely numerous, but previously to 1851, that is, before Hugo left France, they all represent him as a clean-shaven man.  After his exile Hugo grew a beard, hence the alteration so noticeable in the portraits subsequent to 1851.

The portrait chosen represents Hugo in his youth, at the time of the first appearance of Notre-Dame de Paris.

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