The Victor Hugo in Guernsey Society | Celebrating the life and works of Victor Hugo & his family during their exile in Guernsey
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The Victor Hugo In Guernsey Society

Victor Hugo in Guernsey

Once again, following successes in 2016 and 2018, the Society will be inviting leading Hugo experts from France, USA and UK to visit Guernsey and to speak about aspects of Victor Hugo’s life and work, particularly while in exile in our island.

The Conference will be themed to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the publication of Hugo’s L’Homme qui rit – The Laughing Man. Written in Guernsey, this story has been the inspiration behind a host of international adaptations and characters such as the Broadway stage play “Clair de Lune”, a musical adaptation “The Grinning Man” at the Bristol Old Vic and London West End and as the comic book character, The Joker, in Batman.

Victor Hugo Society

Guernsey is proud of its deep connection with one of the world’s greatest writers, Victor Hugo, its resident for over 15 years. The Victor Hugo in Guernsey Society promotes and celebrates that connection which gave birth, among other great things, to Les Misérables.

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