Victor Hugo Autograph

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Autograph letter signed, one page, 5,25 x 7,5 inch, Paris, 10.03.1840, in French, to Roy Renard (former deputy to the town hall of Beaucaire) - concerning poetry, written and signed in black ink "Victor Hugo", attractively mounted (removable) for fine display with a portrait picture of Hugo (altogether 11,75 x 8,25 inch), with intersecting letter folds and mild soiling - in fine condition. 

"Je vous remercie monsieur de vos beaux vers. Je ne suis qu`un passant mais un passant qui ecoute avec joie la voix des poesies. Vous êtes dans le pays de la poésie. Vous avez le soleil dans votre coeur et la muse dans votre esprit.
   Je suis bien touché des sentiments que vous m`exprimez, avec tant d`âme et de talent. Rezevez, monsieur, l`assurance de mes sentiments distingués.
   Victor Hugo - 10 mars Paris"

"I thank you sir for your beautiful verses. I am only a passerby, but a passerby who listens with joy to the voice of poetry. You are in the land of poetry. You have the sun in your heart and the muse in your mind.
   I am very touched by the feelings that you express to me, with so much soul and talent. Please accept, sir, the assurance of my distinguished feelings.
   Victor Hugo - March 10 Paris"

Further Information on the person

(1802-1885) French poet, playwright, novelist and essayist.

Year of Birth: 1802

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Victor Hugo was a French poet, novelist, and playwright who is considered one of the greatest French writers of all time. He was born on February 26, 1802, in Besançon, France, into a family of artists and intellectuals. From a young age, Hugo showed a talent for writing and was encouraged by his mother to pursue a career in literature.

He gained early fame with his play Cromwell in 1827, which marked the beginning of his literary career. However, it was his novel The Hunchback of Notre-Dame, published in 1831, that solidified his reputation as a leading figure in the Romantic movement. The novel was a critical and commercial success, and it remains one of his most famous works.

In addition to The Hunchback of Notre-Dame, Hugo is also known for his epic novel Les Misérables, which was published in 1862. The novel tells the story of Jean Valjean, a French peasant who is imprisoned for stealing a loaf of bread and his journey to redemption. Les Misérables is considered a classic of world literature and has been adapted into numerous films, musicals, and plays.

Throughout his life, Hugo was also politically active and played a prominent role in the French Romantic movement. He was a member of the Académie Française and was elected to the French National Assembly in 1848. He was a vocal critic of the government and used his writing to address social and political issues of his time.

Victor Hugo's literary legacy continues to inspire readers and writers around the world. His works are celebrated for their passionate and lyrical style, as well as their exploration of themes such as justice, love, and redemption. Hugo died on May 22, 1885, in Paris, France, but his influence on literature and culture endures to this day.

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