Victor Hugo Born on This Date

Les Miserables

French writer Victor Hugo born on this date in 1802. Hugo is the author of Les Miserables and The Hunchback of Notre-Dame. Les Miserables became popular with American soldiers fighting in the Civil War. The Army of Northern Virginia began calling themselves “Lee’s Miserables” after both the novel and their commander, General Robert E. Lee. You can read Les Miserables here:
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/135

Victor Hugo

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