Archiv der Kategorie: Classics of Fiction (English)

Les Misérables Volume 1

Les Misérables Volume 1 – Victor Hugo Les Misérables is widely regarded as the greatest epic and dramatic work of fiction ever created or conceived: the epic of a soul transfigured and redeemed, purified by heroism and glorified through suffering; … Weiterlesen

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The Toilers of the Sea

The Toilers of the Sea – Victor Hugo A fisherman encounters all the fury, and caprice, and treachery of outer nature in order to win a woman whom on his return he finds to have unconsciously but irrevocably lost her … Weiterlesen

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Notre-Dame de Paris

Notre-Dame de Paris – Victor Hugo ‘Notre-Dame de Paris’, also known as ‘The Hunchback of Notre-Dame’ is the best-known novel of French romanticist Victor Hugo. The story about the gypsy Esmeralda, who captures the hearts of Captain Phoebus, Pierre Gringoire, … Weiterlesen

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Hans of Iceland

Hans of Iceland – Victor Hugo Since the awful times in which Monk Lewis used to chill the blood of the reading public, and revived in persons of mature age the terrors‘ of infancy, there was hardly a romance so … Weiterlesen

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Oliver Cromwell

Oliver Cromwell – Victor Hugo ‘Oliver Cromwell’ was written in 1827, but was not performed until 1956. The reasons were its length of almost 7000 verses and Hugo’s gigantic list of characters. The drama tells the story of Oliver Cromwell’s … Weiterlesen

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Torquemada

Torquemada – Victor Hugo Torquemada, a drama about the Spanish inquisition, is one of the greatest masterpieces of the master poet of the 19th century. The construction of this tragedy is absolutely original and unique: free and full of change … Weiterlesen

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Amy Robsart

Amy Robsart – Victor Hugo In 1828 Victor Hugo had just completed Cromwell, and was about to write Manon de Lorme. Cromwell was not his first drama; several years earlier he had written one: Amy Robsart. Six years had passed, … Weiterlesen

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The Burgraves

The Burgraves – Victor Hugo The fundamental conception of the drama “The Burgraves” is a dramatic struggle between two antithetical forces: fatality attempting to impose punishment on a degraded race and providence striving to pardon and to rehabilitate. The poet … Weiterlesen

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The Twins

The Twins – Victor Hugo In 1838 Hugo began a play entitled Les Jumeaux (The Twins), but halfway through the third act he relinquished it, and the drama remained unfinished. It was finally published in 1889, as a fragment, after … Weiterlesen

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Mary Tudor

Mary Tudor – Victor Hugo ‘Mary Tudor’ is a drama by Victor Hugo. The French writer finished it in 1833. The historical work portrays the rise, fall and execution of Fabiano Fabiani, a fictional favourite of Mary I. of England. … Weiterlesen

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