University Twilight Talk: 'Victor Hugo: The Man Behind 'Les Misérables'

Activity: Talk or presentation typesPublic talk, debate, discussion


You will have probably "heard the people sing" in the stage musical 'Les Misérables', but do you know the man behind the much loved story? Victor Hugo was a global superstar in his day and remains revered by the French as a national hero. In this talk, Bradley Stephens will discuss Hugo's extraordinary life, from his leadership of French Romanticism, through his political exile in the Channel Islands, to his unprecedented State funeral in Paris, and explain why works such as Les Misérables continue to fascinate us 125 years after Hugo’s death.
Period28 Jul 2010
Held atPervasive Media Studio Watershed, United Kingdom


  • Victor Hugo
  • Les Miserables