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Author Hugo, Victor, 1802-1885, author.

Title The man who laughs = L'homme qui rit / Victor Hugo
Published [Auckland] : The Floating Press, [2011]


Description 1 online resource
Contents Title; Contents; Preliminary Chapter -- Ursus; Another Preliminary Chapter -- The Comprachicos; PART I; BOOK THE FIRST -- NIGHT NOT SO BLACK AS MAN; Chapter I -- Portland Bill; Chapter II -- Left Alone; Chapter III -- Alone; Chapter IV -- Questions; Chapter V -- The Tree of Human Invention; Chapter VI -- Struggle Between Death and Life; Chapter VII -- The North Point of Portland; BOOK THE SECOND -- THE HOOKER AT SEA; Chapter I -- Superhuman Laws; Chapter II -- Our First Rough Sketches Filled In; Chapter III -- Troubled Men on the Troubled Sea
Summary Moving away from the explicitly political content of his previous novels, Victor Hugo turns to social commentary in The Man Who Laughs, an 1869 work that was made into a popular film in the 1920s. The plot deals with a band of miscreants who deliberately deform children to make them more effective beggars, as well as the long-lasting emotional and social damage that this abhorrent practice inflicts upon its victims
Notes Archived by the National Library of New Zealand in PDF (820 pages). Nz
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Subject Facial expression -- Fiction
Man-woman relationships -- Fiction
Femmes fatales -- Fiction
FICTION -- General.
Facial expression
Femmes fatales
Man-woman relationships
Genre/Form Fiction
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781775452782
Other Titles Homme qui rit. English
Homme qui rit