Victor Hugo

French listening and
reading practice: B1*

Victor Hugo was a renowned author and poet, in the Romantic movement - one of the greatest and best-known French writers. Listening to our bilingual audio article, from our series of Portraits français, then read some excerpts of his work.

Note: The tenses in this French article and its English translation don't match! In French, we use the present tense to describe historical stories like this to evoke a sense of immediacy, whereas in English, we commonly use the past tense - learn more about historical French tenses.

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A sampling of Victor Hugo

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