Les Châtiments
Les Châtiments ("Castigations") is a collection of poems by Victor Hugo that fiercely attack the grandeur of Napoléon III's Second Empire.
It is difficult to understand Hugo's motivation for writi...
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Le Pape
Le Pape ("The Pope") was a political tract in verse by Victor Hugo, supporting Christianity but attacking the rigid organization of the Catholic Church. Although written in 1874-5, it was not publishe...
L'Année terrible
L'Année terrible is a series of poems written by Victor Hugo and published in 1872. They deal with the Franco-Prussian War, the trauma of losing his son Charles, and with the Paris Commune. Covering t...
Toute la Lyre
Toute la Lyre is a posthumous collection of poems by Victor Hugo.While the title is Hugo's, and had been previously announced, the selection was in fact made by Paul Meurice on the basis of the author...
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L'Art d'être grand-père
L'Art d'être grand-père ("The Art of Being a Grandfather") is a substantial book of poems by Victor Hugo, published in 1877. They were among the last he wrote.On 13 March 1871, his 44-year-old son Cha...
Les Orientales
Les Orientales is a collection of poems by Victor Hugo, inspired by the Greek War of Independence. They were first published in January 1829.Of the forty-one poems, thirty-six were written during 1828...
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Demain dès l'aube
Demain dès l'aube is one of French writer Victor Hugo's more famous poems. It was published in his 1856 collection Les Contemplations. It consists of three quatrains of rhyming Alexandrines. The poem ...
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Dieu
Dieu ("God", 1891) is a long religious epic by Victor Hugo, parts of which were written between 1855 and 1862. It was left unfinished, and published after his death.When it was rejected by his publish...
La Fin de Satan
La Fin de Satan ("The End of Satan", 1886) is a long religious epic by Victor Hugo, of which 5700 lines were written between 1854 and 1862, but left unfinished and published after his death.When it wa...
La Pitié suprême
La Pitié suprême ("The Supreme Compassion") is a long poem in fifteen sections, by Victor Hugo, published in February 1879 but in fact written in 1857-8.It was originally part of La Légende des Siècle...
Odes et Ballades
Odes et Ballades, published in 1828, is the most complete version of a collection of poems by Victor Hugo written and published between 1822 and 1828. It includes five books of odes and one book of ba...
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Les Rayons et les Ombres
Les Rayons et les Ombres ("Beams and shadows", 1840) is a collection of forty-four poems by Victor Hugo, the last collection to be published before his exile, and containing most of his poems from bet...
Les Voix intérieures
Les Voix intérieures is a collection of poems by Victor Hugo published in 1837.
La Légende des siècles
La Légende des siècles (The Legend of the Ages) is a collection of poems by Victor Hugo, conceived as an immense depiction of the history and evolution of humanity.Written intermittently between 1855 ...
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Poems of Victor Hugo
The poems of Victor Hugo captured the spirit of the Romantic era. They were largely devoted to 19th century causes. Many touched on religious themes. Initially they were royalist but soon became Bonap...