The Man Who Laughs

  • Victor Hugo
  • Author:  Victor Hugo
  • Collection:  "Peaks" Collection
  • Year: 31-10-2016
  • Translator from French: Erma Gecheva
  • Availability:  In Stock
  • Product Code:  1808-01
  • SKU: 24.0025
  • ISBN: 978-619-152-939-1
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Victor Hugo's The Man Who Laughs (first published under the French title L'Homme qui Rit in April 1869) is a sad and sordid tale -- not the sort of tale of the moment Hugo was known for. It starts on the night of January 29, 1690, a ten-year-old boy abandoned -- the stern men who've kept him since infancy have wearied of him. The boy wanders, barefoot and starving, through a snowstorm to reach a gibbet bearing the corpse of a hanged criminal. Beneath the gibbet is a ragged woman, frozen to death. The boy is about to move onward when he hears a sound within the woman's garments: He discovers an infant girl, barely alive, clutching the woman's breast. A single drop of frozen milk, resembling a pearl, is on the woman's lifeless breast...

About the Author

Victor Hugo

Victor Hugo

Victor Marie Hugo (1802–1885) was a French poet, novelist, and dramatist of the Romantic movement. Hugo is considered to be one of the greatest and best-known French writers. Outside of France, his mo... Read more

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Tags: Classics,Adventure Novels

Specification
Year 31-10-2016
Translator from French: Erma Gecheva
Pages 552
Size 165/235 мм
Weight 0.65 kg
Collection Колекция "Върхове"
Cover Type Hardcover
Genre Classics, Adventure Novels

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