Victor Hugo dreamed of being "Chateaubriand or nothing". His life and work will surpass this ambition. It will be an ocean in its own right: novelist, poet, dramatist, pamphleteer, academician, peer of France, deputy. While preserving the genius of childhood, Victor Hugo grasped the nineteenth century, fighting injustice, the death penalty, and all forms of alienation. He believed in movement and progress. His challenge was never to be afraid. In spite of trials, family bereavement, exile, Victor Hugo chose to live: "I am the one that nothing stops / the one who goes". He put his strength, his breath in the love of his people, the conquest of women, the creation and the passion of humanity: "My life is yours, your life is mine, you live what I live; Destined is one. "
To spend a summer with Victor Hugo is not only to rest in the shadow of a giant but also to travel in his company, to love until exhaustion and to share his sense of humor far from the school image.
- ISBN: 978-953-8075-38-4
- Dimensions: 110x170 mm
- Number of pages: 208
- Cover: paperback
- Year of the edition: 2017
- Original title: Un été avec Victor Hugo
- Original language: French
- Translation: Jennifer Lazarić Jungić