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Victor Hugo

    Victor Hugo, a prominent literary figure of the nineteenth century, believed in freedom and liberty. He became famous when he expressed new ideas about freedom of thought. His literature declared that without liberty, human soul is in cage and bondage and nothing new can occur to human society.

    Victor Hugo was born in 1802 at Besancon. He was the son of one of Napoleon's generals. He started going to school at early age and was good in studies. He liked reading and thinking about new ideas. He began writing at the early age of fourteen. Victor wrote a drama, which was extraordinarily full of new ideas, and lively. His dramas amazed everyone. He got applause from every corner. Praise and appreciation inspired him for cultivating more new ideas. This proved inspiring event in his life and after that, he never looked back.

    Victor Hugo was a dramatist, novelist as well as a painter. He wrote poems also which won applause from every quarter. Some of his prominent creations are, 'The Man who laughs', ' Toilers of the Sea', 'Les Miserables' etc. He wrote masterpiece dramas and one of them; 'The King Amuses Himself' became very popular. In the drama, the king was portrayed in a new and amusing style. In his paintings, Victor showed man's freedom in diverse ways.

    Victor Hugo was Napoleon's contemporary. He was a great critic of Napoleon and his style of administration. When Napoleon was crowned in France, Victor left France and settled abroad. He came back to his native country only when monarchy ended and France became a republic. In exile also, Victor kept on writing. His unpublished work was published much after his death.

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