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To accompany the “Victor Hugo’s Guernsey Map”, The Society has published a 48 page guide to the island where Victor Hugo spent over 15 creative years.
After sections on ‘Victor Hugo in Exile’, ‘The Hugo Family’, ‘Hauteville House’, ‘Victor Hugo and his works’, ‘Hugo and capital punishment’ and ‘The children’s dinner’; the guide goes on to feature detailed descriptions of 34 locations in Guernsey linked to a fold-out indexed map. Plus sections on Herm, Sark and Alderney.
There is a ‘Timeline’ of Hugo’s exile and a fascinating list of ‘Victor Hugo’s thoughts on Guernsey’.
Liberally illustrated with photographs, prints and paintings – some from Hugo’s period and others more recent, it is the ultimate companion for anyone studying Hugo’s life and particularly if planning a visit.
Written by Gérard Pouchain, the well known historian on Hugo, it has been translated, designed and produced by The Victor Hugo in Guernsey Society.