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Victor Hugo Facts

Victor Marie Hugo was a French poet, novelist, and dramatist of the Romantic movement. He is considered one of the greatest and best known French writers. In France, Hugo's literary fame comes first from his poetry but also rests upon his novels and his dramatic achievements. Among many volumes of poetry, Les Contemplations and La Légende des siècles stand particularly high in critical esteem. Outside France, his best-known works are the novels Les Misérables, 1862, and Notre-Dame de Paris, 1831 (known in English as The Hunchback of Notre-Dame). (1802 – 1885)

Quotes by Victor Hugo

He who opens a school door, closes a prison.
Victor Hugo

It is nothing to die. It is frightful not to live.
Victor Hugo

Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.
Victor Hugo

Toleration is the best religion.
Victor Hugo

When God desires to destroy a thing, he entrusts its destruction to the thing itself.
Victor Hugo

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