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The Man Who Laughs

by Victor Hugo

The Man Who Laughs is a novel by Victor Hugo, originally published in June 1869 under the French title L'Homme qui rit. It takes place in England in the 1680s' and early 1700s,' during the reigns of James II and Queen Anne, respectively, and depicts England's royalty and aristocracy of the time as cruel and power-hungry. Hugo intended parallels between the England depicted and the France of Louis-Philippe and the Régence.

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Language

English

Original Language

French

Published In

1869

Author

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Victor-Marie Hugo was a French poet, novelist, and dramatist of the Romantic Movement. During a literary career that spanned more than sixty years, he wrote abundantly in an exceptional variety of gen...

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