DescriptionFrom The Hunchback of Notre-Dame to Les Misérables, Victor Hugo’s works are known, read, studied and loved all over the world. Over a century and a half later, his literary influence and his social and political commitments are as relevant as they were then. To mark the re-opening of Hauteville House, the residence of Victor Hugo during his exile in Guernsey, Gérard Audinet, Director of the Paris and Guernsey Maisons de Victor Hugo will be leading a conversation with Laura, Marie and Jean-Baptiste Hugo as they share their knowledge and memories of their ancestor and present their recently republished Hauteville House: Victor Hugo décorateur (Paris-Musées, 2016), in partnership with Benjamin Spademan Rare Books.
Following this, French and British biographers of Victor Hugo Jean-Marc Hovasse and Bradley Stephens will reflect on how one of world literature’s largest bodies of work has come to enjoy global appeal and still influences French and British artists.
|Period||16 May 2019|
|Event title||'Beyond Words' Festival of French Literature (Institut Français, London)|
|Location||London, United Kingdom|
|Degree of Recognition||International|