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The Last Day of a Condemned Man Victor Hugo

The Last Day of a Condemned Man By Victor Hugo

The Last Day of a Condemned Man by Victor Hugo


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Summary

The Last Day of a Condemned Man is an eloquent plea for compassion and a masterpiece of realist fiction. This edition includes Preface to the 1832 edition, a manifest of Hugo's personal opnions, A Comedy about a Tragedy and Claude Gueux, an early example of true crime fiction.

The Last Day of a Condemned Man Summary

The Last Day of a Condemned Man by Victor Hugo

A first-person diary of a prisoner's final day before being executed for an unspecified crime, Victor Hugo's poignant tale vividly conveys the mental anguish of a man confronted with the intransigent mechanism of justice, as his mind seeks refuge in recollections from his past and philosophical musings on his inevitable fate. As relevant today as when it was first published in 1829, The Last Day of a Condemned Man is an eloquent plea for compassion and a masterpiece of realist fiction. This edition includes the Preface to the 1832 edition of the book, a manifest of Hugo's personal opinions, 'A Comedy about a Tragedy' and 'Claude Gueux', an early example of true crime fiction.

About Victor Hugo

Novelist, playwright, poet, painter, human-rights activist and statesman, Victor Hugo (1802-85) was one of the most influential figures of nineteenth-century France and is still considered its greatest writer.

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NPB9781847498700
9781847498700
1847498701
The Last Day of a Condemned Man by Victor Hugo
New
Paperback
Alma Books Ltd
2021-11-05
101
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