Selected Poems (Penguin Classics)

Selected Poems (Penguin Classics)

Victor Hugo


for many of his existence, Victor Hugo (1802-1885) was once the main well-known author on this planet. His legacy contains the 19th century's such a lot celebrated works of drama, fiction, memoir, and feedback. yet in his day Hugo was once be aware of optimal as a poet-indeed the best French poet of the age. He wrote with ardour approximately historical past, erotic adventure, familial love, philosophy, nature, social justice, artwork, and mysticism.

In this new bicentennial version, acclaimed poet and translator Brooks Haxton bargains a fantastic number of Hugo's best paintings: love poems, historic tableaux, elegy, and idyll, together with his incomparable "Boaz Asleep," which Marcel Proust praised because the most pretty poem of the 19th century.

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