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28 Poems by Victor Hugo

Victor Hugo

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Victor Hugo is one of the best-known French writers, and is part of the greatest literary figures of all time. His poetry made him famous very early, cementing his reputation as one of the greatest lyric poets when he was only 20 years old. He was also a novelist and a dramatist, and furthered the cause of Romanticism, this exalted artistic movement which toyed with Sublime and soared on the winds of emotion. Hugo was also actively involved in politics, defending the poor until his last breath; he was even forced into exile, from which he kept on writing, beloved by the masses he stood up for. When he died, it was an intense day of mourning in France, and more than two million people joined his funeral procession to the Panthéon. Today, most large towns in France have at least a street named after him. We have selected for you 28 of his most well-known and powerful poems, mosty from the immortal Autumn Leaves and Contemplations. Enjoy the intense rhythm and depth of Hugo's poetry, an essential part of French culture and one of the most beautiful works of poerty ever written.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Katie Haigh

Length:

55m


Chapters

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01:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

01:00


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

01:31


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

00:59


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

00:52


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

01:19


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

01:30


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

00:23


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

02:21


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

01:19


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

01:43


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

00:32


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

01:46


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

02:55


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

01:32


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

01:14


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

01:28


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:42


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

02:19


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

02:56


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

01:02


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

02:47


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

02:19


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

02:56


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

01:36


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

02:40


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:58


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

00:37


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

02:09