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Old December 1st, 2006, 08:17 AM   #1

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Victor Hugo


Where do you rank Victor Hugo on the greatest authors of all time list?

His best-known works are the novels Les MisÚrables and Notre-Dame de Paris. He also has hundreds of other books and poems published in his lifetime.
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Old December 1st, 2006, 04:17 PM   #2

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He's number one in my book. Les MisÚrables touched me more than any other work of fiction.
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Old December 1st, 2006, 06:45 PM   #3
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I consider him in my top five. I have read Les MisÚrables a few times because it is such well written book.
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Old September 20th, 2007, 06:28 PM   #4

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Re: Victor Hugo


ayyyyy!!!!
something about my job

i just read notre dame de paris and histoire d'un crime(boring book of all time)...

did you know that he has drawings too?
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and did you you that he was a member of Rosicrucianism?..
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Old September 21st, 2007, 12:09 PM   #5

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Definetely number one for me. I loved Histoire d'un crime and Les Miserables carries a special meaning for me, being the first book my daddy gave me as a present. What could be more moving than the conversation between Valjean and the priest who provided him with refuge?
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i just read notre dame de paris and histoire d'un crime(boring book of all time)...
I loved the book. However it was the English version I read. Maybe the translator tricked it up and improved on it?
Yes I knew he drew.
No I didn't know he was a member of the Rosy Cross. Can you footnote this. I would like to know more.
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Old April 4th, 2008, 10:21 PM   #7

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Wasn't he also put forward as being one of the leaders of the Priory of Sion by leigh, baigent & co.
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Wasn't he also put forward as being one of the leaders of the Priory of Sion by leigh, baigent & co.
He was listed as one of the Grand Masters of the Priory in the Secret Dossiers of Henri Lobineau which has been shown to be a hoax created by Pierre Plantard. Baigent et al used this as a source in their book.
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And to add a little trivia, Hugo had the honor of being a member of the Academie Francaise also. Although he did campaign for it, buttering up the members shamelessly starting when he was 32. He was turned down four times before making it in 1841. A better record than Emile Zola who was turned down 24 times.
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