Victor Hugo in Exile: From Historical Representations to Utopian Vistas

Victor Hugo in Exile: From Historical Representations to Utopian Vistas

William VanderWolk


throughout the moment Empire (1852-1870), Louis-Napolean Bonaparte proven an authoritarian regime, and republican politicians together with Victor Hugo, fled. Hugo remained in another country for eighteen years, returning to Paris triumphantly in 1870 after Louis's defeat by means of the Prussians. in the course of his exile, Hugo wrote and clandestinely released a sequence of scathing reviews oft the hot regime, each one portraying the empire because the antithesis of republican values the French had come to carry expensive because the revolution of 1789. this day, works corresponding to Les Châtiments and Les Misérables and the non-fictional Napoléon le petit express Hugo to be a massive historian of his time, a polemicist and prophet whose model of earlier occasions and imaginative and prescient of the long run proved to be extra lasting than these permitted throughout the empire.

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