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Les Miserables - Victor Hugo - Dramatised Audio CD

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Les Miserables - Victor Hugo - Dramatised Audio CD

Les Miserables

by Victor Hugo

Audio Drama

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Les Miserables - Victor Hugo - Audio Drama CD

Brand New :  Audio Drama 3 Audio CDs 169 minutes - not suggested for youngsters under 8

The story that has thrilled millions comes to lifetime in a brand modern means in Focus found on the Family Radio Theatre’s Les Miserables. This sound drama beautifully portrays the redeeming energy of forgiveness through the story of Jean Valjean, an embittered convict whose existence is changed by a single act of kindness. Recorded in London with a few of England’s finest actors, it usually mesmerize adults and families likewise.

About the Author Victor Hugo

Victor-Marie Hugo (26 February 1802 – 22 May 1885) was a French poet, playwright, novelist, essayist, visual artist, statesman, human rights activist and exponent of the Romantic movement in France.

In France, Hugo's literary standing rests mainly on his poetic and dramatic output and just secondarily on his novels. Among numerous volumes of poetry, Les Contemplations and La Légende des siècles stand very excellent in important esteem, and Hugo is often diagnosed as the biggest French poet. Outside France, his known functions are the novels Les Misérables and Notre-Dame de Paris (occasionally translated into English as The Hunchback of Notre Dame).

Though very conservative in his youth, Hugo moved to the political left as the years passed; he became a passionate supporter of republicanism, and his function touches upon almost all of the political and social issues and creative styles of his time. He is buried in the Panthéon.

Victor Hugo was the 3rd and last son of Joseph Léopold Sigisbert Hugo (1773–1828) and Sophie Trébuchet (1772-1821); his brothers were Abel Joseph Hugo (1798–1855) and Eugène Hugo (1800–1837). He was born in 1802 in Besançon (in the area of Franche-Comté) and lived in France for most his lifetime. However, he was forced into exile during the reign of Napoleon III — he lived quickly in Brussels during 1851; in Jersey from 1852 to 1855; and in Guernsey from 1855 to 1870 and again in 1872-1873. There was a general amnesty in 1859; after that, his exile was by choice.

Hugo's early childhood was marked by excellent occasions. The century before his birth saw the overthrow of the Bourbon Dynasty in the French Revolution, the rise and fall of the First Republic, and the rise of the First French Empire and dictatorship under Napoléon Bonaparte. Napoléon was proclaimed Emperor 2 years after Hugo's birth, and the Bourbon Monarchy was restored before his eighteenth birthday. The opposing political and religious views of Hugo's parents reflected the forces that would battle for supremacy in France throughout his life: Hugo's dad was a high-ranking officer in Napoléon's army, an atheist republican who considered Napoléon a hero; his mom was a staunch Catholic Royalist who is believed to have taken General Victor Lahorie as her lover, who was executed in 1812 for plotting against Napoléon. Since Hugo's dad, Joseph, was an officer, they moved frequently and Hugo learned much from these travels. On his family's journey to Naples, he saw the wide Alpine passes and the snowy peaks, the magnificently blue Mediterranean, and Rome during its festivities. Though he was just almost six at the time, he remembered the half-year-long trip vividly. They stayed in Naples for a limited months and then headed back to Paris. Sophie followed her spouse to posts in Italy (where Léopold served as a governor of the province near Naples) and Spain (where he took charge of 3 Spanish provinces). Weary of the continual moving necessary by military lifetime, and at odds with her unfaithful spouse, Sophie separated temporarily from Léopold in 1803 and settled in Paris. Thereafter she dominated Hugo's knowledge and upbringing. As a outcome, Hugo's early function in poetry and fiction reflect a passionate devotion to both King and Faith. It was just later, during the occasions leading about France's 1848 Revolution, that he would start to rebel against his Catholic Royalist knowledge and rather champion Republicanism and Freethought.

Hugo's religious views changed radically over the course of his lifetime. In his youth, he identified himself as a Catholic and professed regard for Church hierarchy and authority. From there he became a non-practising Catholic, and expressed increasingly violent anti-catholic and anti-clerical views. He dabbled in Spiritualism during his exile (where he participated moreover in seances), and in later years settled into a Rationalist Deism synonymous to that espoused by Voltaire. A census-taker asked Hugo in 1872 if he was a Catholic, and he replied, "No. A Freethinker". Hugo not lost his antipathy towards the Roman Catholic Church, due mostly to what he saw as the Church's indifference to the plight of the functioning class under the oppression of the monarchy; and possibly moreover due to the frequency with which Hugo's function appeared found on the Pope's list of "proscribed books" (Hugo counted 740 attacks on Les Misérables in the Catholic press). On the deaths of his sons Charles and François-Victor, he insisted that they be buried without crucifix or priest, and in his usually produced the same stipulation about his own death and funeral. But, although Hugo believed Catholic dogma to be outdated and dying, he not straight attacked the organization itself. He equally stayed a deeply religious guy who strongly believed in the force and need of prayer.

Hugo's Rationalism is found in poems including Torquemada (1869, about religious fanaticism), The Pope (1878, violently anti-clerical), Religions and Religion (1880, denying the efficiency of churches) and, published posthumously, The End of Satan and God (1886 and 1891 respectively, in which he represents Christianity as a griffin and Rationalism as an angel). "Religions pass away, but God remains", Hugo announced. Christianity would eventually disappear, he expected, Template:Act but folks would nevertheless believe in "God, Soul, and the Power."

Les Miserables - Victor Hugo - Audio Drama CD

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