Celebrate Victor Hugo by writing a story

On this day in 1802, Victor Hugo was born. Literary Heist challenges you to write a short story, for submission, to celebrate his birthday.

Works

  • Cromwell preface only (1819)
  • Odes et poésies diverses (1822)
  • Odes (1823)
  • Han d’Islande (1823), (Hans of Iceland)
  • Nouvelles Odes (1824)
  • Bug-Jargal (1826)
  • Odes et Ballades (1826), (Odes and Ballads)
  • Cromwell (1827)
  • Les Orientales (1829), (Orientalia)
  • Le Dernier jour d’un condamné (1829), (The Last Day of a Condemned Man)
  • Hernani (1830)
  • Notre-Dame de Paris (1831), (The Hunchback of Notre-Dame)
  • Marion de Lorme (1831)
  • Les Feuilles d’automne (1831), (Autumn Leaves)
  • Le roi s’amuse (1832)
  • Lucrezia Borgia (1833)
  • Marie Tudor (1833)
  • Littérature et philosophie mêlées (1834), (A Blend of Literature and Philosophy)
  • Claude Gueux (1834)
  • Angelo, Tyrant of Padua (1835)
  • Les Chants du crépuscule (1835), (Songs of the Half Light)
  • La Esmeralda (only libretto of an opera written by Victor Hugo himself) (1836)
  • Les Voix intérieures (1837)
  • Ruy Blas (1838)
  • Les Rayons et les Ombres (1840)
  • Le Rhin (1842)
  • Les Burgraves (1843)
  • Napoléon le Petit (1852), (Napoleon the Little)
  • Les Châtiments (1853)
  • Les Contemplations (1856), (The Contemplations)
  • Les TRYNE (1856)
  • La Légende des siècles (1859), (The Legend of the Ages)
  • Les Misérables (1862)
  • William Shakespeare (1864)
  • Les Chansons des rues et des bois (1865), (Songs of Street and Wood)
  • Les Travailleurs de la Mer (1866), (Toilers of the Sea)
  • La voix de Guernsey (1867)
  • L’Homme qui rit (1869), (The Man Who Laughs)
  • L’Année terrible (1872)
  • Quatrevingt-treize (Ninety-Three) (1874)
  • Mes Fils (1874)
  • Actes et paroles – Avant l’exil (1875)
  • Actes et paroles – Pendant l’exil (1875), (Deeds and Words)
  • Actes et paroles – Depuis l’exil (1876)
  • La Légende des Siècles 2e série (1877)
  • L’Art d’être grand-père (1877), (The Art of Being a Grandfather)
  • Histoire d’un crime 1re partie (1877), (History of a Crime)
  • Histoire d’un crime 2e partie (1878)
  • Le Pape (1878)
  • La Pitié suprême (1879)
  • Religions et religion (1880), (Religions and Religion)
  • L’Âne (1880)
  • Les Quatres vents de l’esprit (1881), (The Four Winds of the Spirit)
  • Torquemada (1882)
  • La Légende des siècles Tome III (1883)
  • L’Archipel de la Manche (1883)

Quotes

  • Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.
  • Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.
  • The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved.
  • To love another person is to see the face of God.
  • Nothing is more powerful than an idea whose time has come.
  • Adversity makes men, and prosperity makes monsters.
  • Life is the flower for which love is the honey.
  • Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent.
  • Be like the bird that, passing on her flight awhile on boughs too slight, feels them give way beneath her, and yet sings, knowing that she hath wings.
  • People do not lack strength; they lack will.

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