Victor Hugo (Portraits français)

Victor Hugo was a renowned author and poet, in the Romantic movement - one of the greatest and best-known French writers. Learn more about his life in this biligual article.
After listening to the audio, click any word for the English translation and links to related grammar lessons.

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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RaymondC1Kwiziq community member

How long is the novel Les Misèrables and how long did it take to write the novel.

Asked 2 years ago
AurélieKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour Raymond !

The novel Les Misérables was written over two periods of time. Victor Hugo started this epic project in 1845 until February 1848 when he put it on hold (probably distracted by the political climate of the time).

He resumed his writing in exile in December 1860, and the novel was published in March 1862.

As for its length, it depends on the chosen font of course, but my own edition was about 2 000 pages long, divided into 2 volumes :) It seems huge, but it is definitely worth the read!

Bonne lecture !

 

 

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