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      • Includes bibliographical references and index.The selections are in original French, with introductions and annotations in English.

        StatementYale University Press
        PublishersYale University Press
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        LC Classifications2009
        The Physical Object
        Paginationxvi, 112 p. :
        Number of Pages98
        ID Numbers
        ISBN 10nodata
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The strength here is how she artfully presents from the themes selected for each main section Hugo's multilayered and multi-genre engagement with life's biggest questions. Editorial Reviews "[A] bountiful volume of Hugo's writings. The result is both meticulously organized and compellingly informative. Barnett is careful to stress the character of her portrait as representative rather than exhaustive. In turn, this volume stands as both a helpful composite of Hugo's oeuvre and an exciting introduction of what remains one of the modern age's most extensive bodies of literature.

"—Isabel Roche, French Review French Review - Isabel Roche [A] bountiful volume of Hugo's writings. Barnett''s overview of Hugo''s life and ideas is lively and illuminating, valuable in its own right independently of the anthologized pieces. "—Bradley Stephens, French Studies: A Quarterly Review French Studies: A Quarterly Review - Bradley Stephens "Much carful thought has gone into the book's organisation, making it a pleasure to explore.

This theme-based approach is ideal for realising the author's intention of helping the reader 'make contact' with Hugo the man through his writings and engage with his ideas and thoughts on 'things that matter.

The result is both meticulously organized and compellingly informative.

Victor Hugo on Things That Matter: A Reader by Marva A. Barnett

The kind of invitation for readers to go further that Hugo would have appreciated. succeeds strikingly in showing how and why Hugo still speaks to us today. The author achieves the difficult balance of including a wealth of information without excessive detail or denseness.

Throughout, the book is animated with Barnett''s own love and appreciation of Hugo''s work and what emerges is not just a showcase of the writer''s literary creations but an insight into ''one great, intriguing mind. The kind of invitation for readers to go further that Hugo would have appreciated.

Indeed, Barnett structures the vast array on offer with enviable poise, striving for the kind of thematic coherence that should appeal to aficionados and newcomers alike. In turn, this volume stands as both a helpful composite of Hugo's oeuvre and an exciting introduction of what remains one of the modern age's most extensive bodies of literature.

succeeds strikingly in showing how and why Hugo still speaks to us today.