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The Memoirs Of Victor Hugo - The Siege Of Paris The Memoirs Of Victor Hugo - The Siege Of Paris

The Memoirs Of Victor Hugo - The Siege Of Paris
EXTRACTS FROM NOTE-BOOKS BRUSSELS, September 1.--Charles* leaves this morning with MM. Claretie, Proust, and Frederix for Virton. Fighting is going on near there, at Carignan. They will see what they can of the battle. They will return tomorrow. * Victor Hugo's son. September 2.--Charles and his friends did not return to-day. September 3.--Yesterday, after the decisive battle had been lost, Louis Napoleon, who was taken prisoner at Sedan, surrendered his sword to the King of Prussia. Just a month ago, on August 2, at Sarrebrueck, he was playing at war. To save France now would be to save Europe. Shouting newsboys... Nonfictions - Post by : scottparat - Date : May 2012 - Author : Victor Hugo - Read : 2888

The Memoirs Of Victor Hugo - Louis Bonaparte The Memoirs Of Victor Hugo - Louis Bonaparte

The Memoirs Of Victor Hugo - Louis Bonaparte
LOUIS BONAPARTE. I. HIS DEBUTS. II. HIS ELEVATION TO THE PRESIDENCY. III. THE FIRST OFFICIAL DINNER. IV. THE FIRST MONTH. V. FEELING HIS WAY. I. HIS DEBUTS. Upon his arrival in Paris Louis Bonaparte took up his residence in the Place Vendome. Mlle. Georges went to see him. They conversed at some length. In the course of the conversation Louis Bonaparte led Mlle. Georges to a window from which,the column with... Nonfictions - Post by : scottparat - Date : May 2012 - Author : Victor Hugo - Read : 2845

The Memoirs Of Victor Hugo - Sketches Made In The National Assembly The Memoirs Of Victor Hugo - Sketches Made In The National Assembly

The Memoirs Of Victor Hugo - Sketches Made In The National Assembly
SKETCHES MADE IN THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY: I. Odilon Barrot. II. Monsieur Thiers. III. Dufaure. IV. Changarnier. V. Lagrange. VI. Prudhon. VII. Blanqui. VIII. Larmartine. IX. Boulay de la Meurthe. X. Dupin.I. ODILON BARROT. Odilon Barrot ascends the tribune step by step and... Nonfictions - Post by : scottparat - Date : May 2012 - Author : Victor Hugo - Read : 867

The Memoirs Of Victor Hugo - 1849 The Memoirs Of Victor Hugo - 1849

The Memoirs Of Victor Hugo - 1849
1849: I. The Jardin d'Hiver. II. General Brea's Murderers. III. The Suicide of Antonin Moyne. IV. A Visit to the Old Chamber of Peers.I. THE JARDIN D'HIVER. FEBRUARY, 1849. 1849. In February, 1849, in the midst of the prevailing sorrow and terror, fetes were given. People danced to help the poor. While the cannon with which the rioters were threatened on January 29, were, so to speak, still trained ready for firing, a charity ball attracted all Paris to the Jardin... Nonfictions - Post by : scottparat - Date : May 2012 - Author : Victor Hugo - Read : 496

The Memoirs Of Victor Hugo - The Revolution Of 1848 The Memoirs Of Victor Hugo - The Revolution Of 1848

The Memoirs Of Victor Hugo - The Revolution Of 1848
THE REVOLUTION OF 1848. I. THE DAYS OF FEBRUARY. II. EXPULSIONS AND EVASIONS. III. LOUIS PHILIPPE IN EXILE. IV. KING JEROME. V. THE DAYS OF JUNE. VI. CHATEAUBRIAND. VII. DEBATES ON THE DAYS OF JUNE. I. THE DAYS OF FEBRUARY. THE TWENTY-THIRD. As I arrived at the Chamber of Peers--it was 3 o'clock... Nonfictions - Post by : scottparat - Date : May 2012 - Author : Victor Hugo - Read : 2550

The Memoirs Of Victor Hugo - In The Chamber Of Peers. 1846. The Memoirs Of Victor Hugo - In The Chamber Of Peers. 1846.

The Memoirs Of Victor Hugo - In The Chamber Of Peers. 1846.
Yesterday, February 22, I went to the Chamber of Peers. The weather was fine and very cold, in spite of the noonday sun. In the Rue de Tournon I met a man in the custody of two soldiers. The man was fair, pale, thin, haggard; about thirty years old; he wore coarse linen trousers; his bare and lacerated feet were visible in his sabots, and blood-stained bandages round his ankles took the place of stockings; his short blouse was soiled with mud in the back, which indicated that he habitually slept on the ground; his head was bare, his hair dishevelled.... Nonfictions - Post by : scottparat - Date : May 2012 - Author : Victor Hugo - Read : 2628

The Memoirs Of Victor Hugo - At The Tuileries The Memoirs Of Victor Hugo - At The Tuileries

The Memoirs Of Victor Hugo - At The Tuileries
AT THE TUILERIES. 1844-1848. I. THE KING. II. THE DUCHESS D'ORLEANS. III. THE PRINCES.I. THE KING. * June, 28, 1844. * Louis Philippe. The King told me that Talleyrand said to him one day: "You will never be able to do anything with Thiers, although he would make an excellent tool. He is one of those men one cannot make use of unless one is able to satisfy them. Now, he never will be satisfied. It is unfortunate for him, as for you,... Nonfictions - Post by : scottparat - Date : May 2012 - Author : Victor Hugo - Read : 1549

The Memoirs Of Victor Hugo - Visions Of The Real The Memoirs Of Victor Hugo - Visions Of The Real

The Memoirs Of Victor Hugo - Visions Of The Real
VISIONS OF THE REAL: I. The Hovel. II. Pillage. III. A Dream. IV. The Panel with the Coat of Arms. V. The Easter Daisy.THE HOVEL You want a description of this hovel? I hesitated to inflict it upon you. But you want it. I' faith, here it is! You will only have yourself to blame, it is your fault. "Pshaw!" you say, "I know what it is. A bleared, bandy ruin. Some old house!" In... Nonfictions - Post by : leadcow - Date : May 2012 - Author : Victor Hugo - Read : 2465

The Memoirs Of Victor Hugo - Recounted By Eye-Witnesses The Memoirs Of Victor Hugo - Recounted By Eye-Witnesses

The Memoirs Of Victor Hugo - Recounted By Eye-Witnesses
RECOUNTED BY EYE-WITNESSES: I. The Execution of Louis XVI. II. The Arrival of Napoleon I. in Paris in 1815.I. THE EXECUTION OF LOUIS XVI. There were certain characteristic details connected with the execution of Louis XVI. that are not recorded in history. They were recounted to me by an eye-witness* and are here published for the first time. * This eye witness was one Leboucher, who arrived inParis from Bourges in December, 1792, and was presentat the execution of Louis XVI. In 1840 he recounted to Victor Hugo most of these details... Nonfictions - Post by : curtis159753 - Date : May 2012 - Author : Victor Hugo - Read : 1085

The Memoirs Of Victor Hugo - At Rheims. 1823-1838. The Memoirs Of Victor Hugo - At Rheims. 1823-1838.

The Memoirs Of Victor Hugo - At Rheims. 1823-1838.
It was at Rheims that I heard the name of Shakespeare for the first time. It was pronounced by Charles Nodier. That was in 1825, during the coronation of Charles X. No one at that time spoke of Shakespeare quite seriously. Voltaire's ridicule of him was law. Mme. de Stael had adopted Germany, the great land of Kant, of Schiller, and of Beethoven. Ducis was at the height of his triumph; he and Delille were seated side by side in academic glory, which is not unlike theatrical glory. Ducis had succeeded in doing something with Shakespeare; he had made him possible;... Nonfictions - Post by : curtis159753 - Date : May 2012 - Author : Victor Hugo - Read : 2460

The Memoirs Of Victor Hugo - Preface The Memoirs Of Victor Hugo - Preface

The Memoirs Of Victor Hugo - Preface
This volume of memoirs has a double character--historical and intimate. The life of a period, the XIX Century, is bound up in the life of a man, VICTOR HUGO. As we follow the events set forth we get the impression they made upon the mind of the extraordinary man who recounts them; and of all the personages he brings before us he himself is assuredly not the least interesting. In portraits from the brushes of Rembrandts there are always two portraits, that of the model and that of the painter. This is not a diary of events arranged in chronological order,... Nonfictions - Post by : curtis159753 - Date : May 2012 - Author : Victor Hugo - Read : 1212

La Legende Des Siecles - Notes La Legende Des Siecles - Notes

La Legende Des Siecles - Notes
LA CONSCIENCE. It has been thought that the subject of this poem was suggested to Victor Hugo by a passage in _Les tragiques_, a satirical poem in seven books, depicting the misfortunes and vices of France, written by Theodore Agrippa D'Aubigne (1551-1630), whom Sainte-Beuve calls the Juvenal of the sixteenth century. The passage relating to Cain occurs in the sixth book, called _Les Vengeances_. The following extracts indicate the spirit in which the author dealt with his theme. Il avoit peur de tout, et il avoit peur de lui . .... Nonfictions - Post by : christibelle - Date : May 2012 - Author : Victor Hugo - Read : 2013

La Legende Des Siecles - La Trompette Du Jugement La Legende Des Siecles - La Trompette Du Jugement

La Legende Des Siecles - La Trompette Du Jugement
Je vis dans la nuee un clairon monstrueux. Et ce clairon semblait, au seuil profond des cieux, Calme, attendre le souffle immense de l'archange. Ce qui jamais ne meurt, ce qui jamais ne change, L'entourait. A travers un frisson, on sentait Que ce buccin fatal, qui reve et qui se tait, Quelque part, dans l'endroit ou l'on cree, ou l'on seme, Avait ete forge par quelqu'un de supreme Avec de l'equite condensee en airain. Il etait la, lugubre, effroyable, serein. Il gisait sur la brume insondable qui tremble, Hors du... Nonfictions - Post by : christibelle - Date : May 2012 - Author : Victor Hugo - Read : 1355

La Legende Des Siecles - Le Crapaud La Legende Des Siecles - Le Crapaud

La Legende Des Siecles - Le Crapaud
Que savons-nous? qui donc connait le fond des choses? Le couchant rayonnait dans les nuages roses; C'etait la fin d'un jour d'orage, et l'occident Changeait l'ondee en flamme en son brasier ardent; Pres d'une orniere, au bord d'une flaque de pluie, Un crapaud regardait le ciel, bete eblouie; Grave, il songeait; l'horreur contemplait la splendeur. (Oh! pourquoi la souffrance et pourquoi la laideur? Helas! le bas-empire est couvert d'Augustules, Les Cesars de forfaits, les crapauds de pustules, Comme le pre de fleurs et le ciel de soleils!) Les feuilles... Nonfictions - Post by : christibelle - Date : May 2012 - Author : Victor Hugo - Read : 1167

La Legende Des Siecles - Apres La Bataille La Legende Des Siecles - Apres La Bataille

La Legende Des Siecles - Apres La Bataille
Mon pere, ce heros au sourire si doux, Suivi d'un seul housard qu'il aimait entre tous Pour sa grande bravoure et pour sa haute taille, Parcourait a cheval, le soir d'une bataille, Le champ couvert de morts sur qui tombait la nuit. Il lui sembla dans l'ombre entendre un faible bruit. C'etait un Espagnol de l'armee en deroute Qui se trainait sanglant sur le bord de la route, Ralant, brise, livide, et mort plus qu'a moitie, Et qui disait:--A boire, a boire par pitie!-- Mon pere, emu, tendit a son housard... Nonfictions - Post by : Chris_Choi - Date : May 2012 - Author : Victor Hugo - Read : 3489

La Legende Des Siecles - La Chanson Des Aventuriers De La Mer La Legende Des Siecles - La Chanson Des Aventuriers De La Mer

La Legende Des Siecles - La Chanson Des Aventuriers De La Mer
En partant du golfe d'Otrante, Nous etions trente; Mais, en arrivant a Cadiz, Nous etions dix. Tom Robin, matelot de Douvre, Au Phare nous abandonna Pour aller voir si l'on decouvre Satan, que l'archange enchaina, Quand un baillement noir entr'ouvre La gueule rouge de l'Etna. En partant du golfe d'Otrante, Nous etions trente; Mais, en arrivant a Cadiz, Nous etions dix. En Calabre, une Tarentaise Rendit fou Spitafangama; A... Nonfictions - Post by : Chris_Choi - Date : May 2012 - Author : Victor Hugo - Read : 1058

La Legende Des Siecles - Les Raisons Du Momotombo La Legende Des Siecles - Les Raisons Du Momotombo

La Legende Des Siecles - Les Raisons Du Momotombo
Trouvant les tremblements de terre trop frequents, Les rois d'Espagne ont fait baptiser les volcans Du royaume qu'ils ont en dessous de la sphere; Les volcans n'ont rien dit et se sont laisse faire, Et le Momotombo lui seul n'a pas voulu. Plus d'un pretre en surplis, par le Saint-Pere elu, Portant le sacrement que l'Eglise administre, L'oeil au ciel, a monte la montagne sinistre; Beaucoup y sont alles, pas un n'est revenu. O vieux Momotombo, colosse chauve et nu, Qui songes pres des mers, et fais de ton cratere... Nonfictions - Post by : Chris_Choi - Date : May 2012 - Author : Victor Hugo - Read : 3645

La Legende Des Siecles - La Rose De L'infante La Legende Des Siecles - La Rose De L'infante

La Legende Des Siecles - La Rose De L'infante
Elle est toute petite, une duegne la garde. Elle tient a la main une rose, et regarde. Quoi? que regarde-t-elle? Elle ne sait pas. L'eau, Un bassin qu'assombrit le pin et le bouleau; Ce qu'elle a devant elle; un cygne aux ailes blanches, Le bercement des flots sous la chanson des branches, Et le profond jardin rayonnant et fleuri. Tout ce bel ange a l'air dans la neige petri. On voit un grand palais comme au fond d'une gloire, Un parc, de clairs viviers ou les biches vont boire, Et des... Nonfictions - Post by : Chris_Choi - Date : May 2012 - Author : Victor Hugo - Read : 2132

La Legende Des Siecles - La Confiance Du Marquis Fabrice La Legende Des Siecles - La Confiance Du Marquis Fabrice

La Legende Des Siecles - La Confiance Du Marquis Fabrice
IISORA DE FINAL.--FABRICE D'ALBENGA Tout au bord de la mer de Genes, sur un mont Qui jadis vit passer les Francs de Pharamond, Un enfant, un aieul, seuls dans la citadelle De Final sur qui veille une garde fidele, Vivent bien entoures de murs et de ravins; Et l'enfant a cinq ans et l'aieul quatre-vingts. L'enfant est Isora de Final, heritiere Du fief dont Witikind a trace la frontiere; L'orpheline n'a plus pres d'elle que l'aieul. L'abandon sur Final a jete son linceul; L'herbe, dont par endroits les dalles sont... Nonfictions - Post by : Chris_Choi - Date : May 2012 - Author : Victor Hugo - Read : 3296

La Legende Des Siecles - Sultan Mourad La Legende Des Siecles - Sultan Mourad

La Legende Des Siecles - Sultan Mourad
I Mourad, fils du sultan Bajazet, fut un homme Glorieux, plus qu'aucun des Tiberes de Rome; Dans son serail veillaient les lions accroupis, Et Mourad en couvrit de meurtres les tapis; On y voyait blanchir des os entre les dalles; Un long fleuve de sang de dessous ses sandales Sortait, et s'epandait sur la terre, inondant L'orient, et fumant dans l'ombre a l'occident; Il fit un tel carnage avec son cimeterre Que son cheval semblait au monde une panthere; Sous lui Smyrne et Tunis, qui regretta ses beys, Furent... Nonfictions - Post by : Chris_Choi - Date : May 2012 - Author : Victor Hugo - Read : 2852