Selected Poems - Victor Hugo (Paperback)

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Barcode
9780142437032
Department
Books
Released
26 Feb 2002
Supply Source
USA

Book

Authors
Victor Hugo
Brooks Haxton (Translator)
Brooks Haxton
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Penguin Group USA
Series
Penguin Classics
Language
English
Number of Pages
124
Dimensions
191 x 127 x 6mm (113g)

Annotation

Presents a collection of eighty poems in both English and French, and also includes background information on Hugo's life and works and notes about the historical context of the poems.

Summary

For most of his life, Victor Hugo (1802-1885) was the most famous writer in the world. His legacy includes the nineteenth century's most celebrated works of drama, fiction, memoir, and criticism. But in his day Hugo was know foremost as a poet-indeed the greatest French poet of the age. He wrote with passion about history, erotic experience, familial love, philosophy, nature, social justice, art, and mysticism.

In this new bicentennial edition, acclaimed poet and translator Brooks Haxton offers an exquisite selection of Hugo's finest work: love poems, historical tableaux, elegy, and idyll, including his incomparable "Boaz Asleep," which Marcel Proust praised as the most beautiful poem of the nineteenth century.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

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General Subject
Poetry
BISAC Subject 1
Poetry / Continental European
Dewey Classification
841/.7