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"The Last Day of a Condemned Man and Other Prison Writings By Victor Hugo

"The Last Day of a Condemned Man and Other Prison Writings by Victor Hugo

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A collection of writings by Victor Hugo, including "The Last Day of a Condemned Man" and "Claude Gueux", which reflect his development from an elitist and nationalistic court poet into a democrat and social chronicler of the oppressed and under-privileged.

"The Last Day of a Condemned Man and Other Prison Writings Summary

"The Last Day of a Condemned Man and Other Prison Writings by Victor Hugo

Victor Hugo, the shining light of French Romanticism, was an indefatigable campaigner against the death penalty. This unique anthology of his controversial writings on crime and punishment reveals the author's generosity of spirit and his pity for the condemned. However, as always in Hugo, a degree of endearing self-glorification is never absent. The Last Day of a Condemned Man, while not seeking to minimalize its protagonist's responsibility for the murder he has committed, reminds the reader of the mental anguish endured by a man condemned to a cell. Claude Gueux is a documentary account of the martyrdom of a prisoner driven to crime by poverty, and to murder by the casual brutality of a head warder. Also included are Hugo's moving diary entries recording his visits to the prisons of La Roquette and the Conciergerie.

Table of Contents

"The Last Day of a Condemned Man"; "Claude Gueux"; "My Visit to the Conciergerie"; "The Condemned Cells at La Roquette".

Additional information

GOR002758613
9780192828903
0192828908
"The Last Day of a Condemned Man and Other Prison Writings by Victor Hugo
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
1992-11-01
228
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