Victor Hugo: His Life and Works
by G. Barnett Smith
Publisher: Ward and Downey 1885
Number of pages: 324
This volume is a complete survey of the life and work of the most celebrated Frenchman of the nineteenth century. This is the only book which relates the full story of his life, and now traces to its close his literary career.
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