The Rhine: A Tour from Paris to Mayence by the Way AIX - La - Chapelle

The Rhine: A Tour from Paris to Mayence by the Way AIX - La - Chapelle

Author: Victor Hugo

Format: Paperback

Pages: 292 pages

Language: English

ISBN: 9780898758986

Published: April 1st 2002

Victor Hugo's travel experiences of his journey along the whole length of the Rhine, with an account of its legends, antiquities, and important historical events..

Victor Hugo (1802-1885) was a novelist, poet, and dramatist, and the most important of French Romantic writers. In his preface to his historical play Cromwell (1827) Hugo wrote that romanticism is the liberalism of literature. Hugo developed his own version of the historical novel, combining concrete, historical details with vivid, melodramatic, even feverish imagination. Among his best-known works are The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Les Misérables.

Victor Hugo was one of the greatest personalities of French literature. Though not without the faults and eccentricities which frequently characterize great geniuses, he never entered any field of literature without excelling in it. The novel, the lyric, the drama, criticism, all fell from his facile pen without apparent effort.