Quotes by Victor Hugo

About Victor Hugo:

Victor Marie Hugo is considered one of the greatest and best known French writers. In France, Hugo's literary fame comes first from his poetry but also rests upon his novels and his dramatic achievements. Among many volumes of poetry, Les Contemplations and La Légende des siècles stand particularly high in critical esteem. Outside France, his best-known works are the acclaimed novels Les Misérables, 1862, and Notre-Dame de Paris, 1831 (known in English as The Hunchback of Notre-Dame). He also produced more than 4,000 drawings, which have since been admired for their beauty, and earned widespread respect as a campaigner for social causes such as the abolition of the death penalty.

Author Bio

  • NameVictor Hugo
  • DescriptionFrench poet, novelist, and dramatist
  • AliasesVictor Marie Hugo
  • BornFebruary 26, 1802
  • DiedMay 22, 1885
  • CountryFrance
  • ProfessionPoet; Politician; Playwright; Novelist; Draughtsperson; Librettist; Essayist; Memoirist; Writer