John G (gavroche42) wrote in prouvaire,
John G

Napoleon the Little and William Shakespeare

Project Gutenberg released a new Hugo e-text on Feb 14th: Napoleon the Little.

I added it to Victor Hugo Central this morning. (The gutenberg zip file, their one-page HTML version, and a few related quotes from King Leopold of Belgium and a London publisher.)

I am also busy entering William Shakespeare.

"William Shakespeare" was apparently heavily criticized by the French when it was released. Primarily because as a biography of Shakespeare it fails miserably. Hugo spends about 20 pages on Shakespeare's life, and about 280 on his own literary philosophy. Of course, if you're interested in Hugo's literary philosophy, it's an excellent work, with a poor title, and a somewhat strange introduction.
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