Les Miserables

Les Miserables: Essay Q&A

1. Discuss the period of time wherein “Les Miserable” is set. Hugos masterpiece covers a large portion of Revolutionary French history. The battle of Waterloo, the revolving-door of governments, and the numerous street barricade rebellions of the city of Paris during the 1830s all serve as a background for the story. The French Revolution brought …

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Les Miserables: Biography: Victor-Marie Hugo

Victor-Marie Hugo was born February 26, 1802 to Sophie-Francoise Trebuchet and Joseph-Leopold-Sigisbert Hugo. His father was a high officer in Napoleons army. Soon after Victors birth his father took a mistress and his mother began an affair with General Lahorie, a Republican conspirator against Napoleon. Victors parents remained married, however, until 1818 when they legally separated. …

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