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Victor Hugo [electronic resource]

Films for the Humanities & Sciences
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The life of Victor Hugo, one of the giants of French literature, is a study in contrasts. This program chronicles how a man born into humble circumstances became a staunch monarchist and then a political liberal and supporter of the French republic. Though he lived many years in exile, Hugo was considered the conscience of the Republic, and his fame as a political force rivaled his renown as the author of plays, prose, and poetry. As a writer, he conquered the stage for Romanticism with his play Hernani and captured the imagination of untold millions with his epic novel Les Miserables. Readings from Hugo's vast oeuvre are included throughout the program.
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25 min.
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Dec. 09, 2005.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
  • Victor Hugo: A Voice of the People (1:38)
  • Early Influences on Hugo's Life (2:23)
  • Hugo and Romanticism (4:00)
  • Hugo's Productive Literary Period (2:15)
  • Hugo's Politics (3:29)
  • Hugo: Fruitful Years in Exile (2:27)
  • Hugo and France: The Terrible Year (2:02)
  • Hugo's Last Years and Legacy (4:23)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2005], c2004.
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33390 Films Media Group
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1 streaming video file (25 min.) : sd., col., digital.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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