An exuberant biography of the french writer blows the cobwebs away from a neglected hero and sets him before us in lurid and quite unforgettable shape.
His influence as a poet, playwright and novelist extended further than that of any other writer. But he was also a politician and a painter, a lover and revolutionary who came to symbolise France in the second half of the nineteenth century in all it's turmoil and complexity. Probably the most famous French writers, his books are still read and have been made into films and musicals; his characters from 'Les Miserables' and 'Notre-Dame de Paris' have entered popular mythology.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 12 / 1998
- 128 x 197mm