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Toilers of the Sea

Toilers of the Sea

  • Author: Victor Hugo
  • Publisher: N.A
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The Toilers of the Sea

The Toilers of the Sea

  • Author: Victor Hugo
  • Publisher: Modern Library
  • ISBN: 0307432696
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 480
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A new translation by Scot James Hogarth for the first unabridged English edition of the novel, which tells the story of an illiterate fisherman from the Channel Islands who must free a ship that has run aground in order to win the hand of the woman he loves, a shipowner's daughter.

The Toilers of the Sea

The Toilers of the Sea

  • Author: Victor Hugo
  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Category: Action and adventure fiction
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Toilers of the Sea

Toilers of the Sea

Works Of Hugo

  • Author: Victor Hugo
  • Publisher: 谷月社
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Literary Collections
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A WORD WRITTEN ON A WHITE PAGE Christmas Day in the year 182- was somewhat remarkable in the island of Guernsey. Snow fell on that day. In the Channel Islands a frosty winter is uncommon, and a fall of snow is an event. On that Christmas morning, the road which skirts the seashore from St. Peter's Port to the Vale was clothed in white. From midnight till the break of day the snow had been falling. Towards nine o'clock, a little after the rising of the wintry sun, as it was too early yet for the Church of England folks to go to St. Sampson's, or for the Wesleyans to repair to Eldad Chapel, the road was almost deserted. Throughout that portion of the highway which separates the first from the second tower, only three foot-passengers could be seen. These were a child, a man, and a woman. Walking at a distance from each other, these wayfarers had no visible connection. The child, a boy of about eight years old, had stopped, and was looking curiously at the wintry scene. The man walked behind the woman, at a distance of about a hundred paces. Like her he was coming from the direction of the church of St. Sampson. The appearance of the man, who was still young, was something between that of a workman and a sailor. He wore his working-day clothes—a kind of Guernsey shirt of coarse brown stuff, and trousers partly concealed by tarpaulin leggings—a costume which seemed to indicate that, notwithstanding the holy day, he was going to no place of worship. His heavy shoes of rough leather, with their soles covered with large nails, left upon the snow, as he walked, a print more like that of a prison lock than the foot of a man. The woman, on the contrary, was evidently dressed for church. She wore a large mantle of black silk, wadded, under which she had coquettishly adjusted a dress of Irish poplin, trimmed alternately with white and pink; but for her red stockings, she might have been taken for a Parisian. She walked on with a light and free step, so little suggestive of the burden of life that it might easily be seen that she was young. Her movements possessed that subtle grace which indicates the most delicate of all transitions—that soft intermingling, as it were, of two twilights—the passage from the condition of a child to that of womanhood. The man seemed to take no heed of her.

The toilers of the sea, tr. by Mary W. Artois. 4 v

The toilers of the sea, tr. by Mary W. Artois. 4 v

  • Author: Victor Hugo
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The Works of Victor Hugo

The Works of Victor Hugo

  • Author: Victor Hugo
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The Book of Ebenezer le Page

The Book of Ebenezer le Page

  • Author: G.B. Edwards
  • Publisher: New York Review of Books
  • ISBN: 1590176111
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 432
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Ebenezer Le Page, cantankerous, opinionated, and charming, is one of the most compelling literary creations of the late twentieth century. Eighty years old, Ebenezer has lived his whole life on the Channel Island of Guernsey, a stony speck of a place caught between the coasts of England and France yet a world apart from either. Ebenezer himself is fiercely independent, but as he reaches the end of his life he is determined to tell his own story and the stories of those he has known. He writes of family secrets and feuds, unforgettable friendships and friendships betrayed, love glimpsed and lost. The Book of Ebenezer Le Page is a beautifully detailed chronicle of a life, but it is equally an oblique reckoning with the traumas of the twentieth century, as Ebenezer recalls both the men lost to the Great War and the German Occupation of Guernsey during World War II, and looks with despair at the encroachments of commerce and tourism on his beloved island. G. B. Edwards labored in obscurity all his life and completed The Book of Ebenezer Le Page shortly before his death. Published posthumously, the book is a triumph of the storyteller’s art that conjures up the extraordinary voice of a living man.

The Last Day of a Condemned Man

The Last Day of a Condemned Man

  • Author: Victor Hugo
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation
  • ISBN: 0486120961
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 128
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In this profoundly moving classic by the author of Les Misérables, a condemned man facing the guillotine looks back on his life and writes of his anguish inside prison walls.

Beasts of the Deep

Beasts of the Deep

Sea Creatures and Popular Culture

  • Author: Edited by Jon Hackett and Seán Harrington
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • ISBN: 0861969391
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 200
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Beasts of the Deep: Sea Creatures and Popular Culture offers its readers an in-depth and interdisciplinary engagement with the sea and its monstrous inhabitants; through critical readings of folklore, weird fiction, film, music, radio and digital games. Within the text there are a multitude of convergent critical perspectives used to engage and explore fictional and real monsters of the sea in media and folklore. The collection features chapters from a variety of academic perspectives; post- modernism, psychoanalysis, industrial-organisational analysis, fandom studies, sociology and philosophy are featured. Under examination are a wide range of narratives and media forms that represent, reimagine and create the Kraken, mermaids, giant sharks, sea draugrs and even the weird creatures of H.P. Lovecraft. Beasts of the Deep offers an expansive study of our sea-born fears and anxieties, that are crystallised in a variety of monstrous forms. Repeatedly the chapters in the collection encounter the contemporary relevance of our fears of the sea and its inhabitants – through the dehumanising media depictions of refugees in the Mediterranean to the encroaching ecological disasters of global warming, pollution and the threat of mass marine extinction.

Shadows of a hand

Shadows of a hand

the drawings of Victor Hugo

  • Author: Victor Hugo,Florian Rodari,Drawing Center (New York, N.Y.)
  • Publisher: Merrell
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  • Category: Art
  • Page: 160
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As poet, novelist, dramatist, journalist, critic, political activist, andeader of the Romantic movement in France, Hugo (1802-1885) loomed large overiterature and cultural life in France for the major part of the 19th century.his volume, published in association with a 1998 exhibition at the Drawingenter in New York, showcases Hugo's striki

The Guernseyman

The Guernseyman

  • Author: Cyril Northcote Parkinson
  • Publisher: McBooks Press
  • ISBN: 9781590130018
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 208
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Richard Delancey, inadvertently embroiled in Liverpool labor riots, sidesteps punishment by "volunteering" for the Navy. Ranked as a midshipman, he is no sooner aboard than his ship sails for the port of New York. But when the events of the American Revolution and the ongoing hostilities between England and France send him back across the sea, Delancey finds himself instrumental in defending the Isle of Jersey and, later, the Rock of Gibraltar.

In the Heart of the Sea

In the Heart of the Sea

The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex

  • Author: Nathaniel Philbrick
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 9781101221570
  • Category: History
  • Page: 320
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From the author of Mayflower, Valiant Ambition, and In the Hurricane's Eye--the riveting bestseller tells the story of the true events that inspired Melville's Moby-Dick. Winner of the National Book Award, Nathaniel Philbrick's book is a fantastic saga of survival and adventure, steeped in the lore of whaling, with deep resonance in American literature and history. In 1820, the whaleship Essex was rammed and sunk by an angry sperm whale, leaving the desperate crew to drift for more than ninety days in three tiny boats. Nathaniel Philbrick uses little-known documents and vivid details about the Nantucket whaling tradition to reveal the chilling facts of this infamous maritime disaster. In the Heart of the Sea, recently adapted into a major feature film starring Chris Hemsworth, is a book for the ages.

The Physiology of Taste

The Physiology of Taste

Or, Transcendental Gastronomy

  • Author: Brillat-Savarin
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Gastronomy
  • Page: 323
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The Soul of an Octopus

The Soul of an Octopus

A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness

  • Author: Sy Montgomery
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1501161148
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 272
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Finalist for the National Book Award for Nonfiction * New York Times Bestseller * Starred Booklist and Library Journal Editors’ Spring Pick * A Huffington Post Notable Nonfiction Book of the Year * One of the Best Books of the Month on Goodreads * Library Journal Best Sci-Tech Book of the Year * An American Library Association Notable Book of the Year “Sy Montgomery’s The Soul of an Octopus does for the creature what Helen Macdonald’s H Is for Hawk did for raptors.” —New Statesman, UK “One of the best science books of the year.” —Science Friday, NPR Another New York Times bestseller from the author of The Good Good Pig, this “fascinating…touching…informative…entertaining” (Daily Beast) book explores the emotional and physical world of the octopus—a surprisingly complex, intelligent, and spirited creature—and the remarkable connections it makes with humans. In pursuit of the wild, solitary, predatory octopus, popular naturalist Sy Montgomery has practiced true immersion journalism. From New England aquarium tanks to the reefs of French Polynesia and the Gulf of Mexico, she has befriended octopuses with strikingly different personalities—gentle Athena, assertive Octavia, curious Kali, and joyful Karma. Each creature shows her cleverness in myriad ways: escaping enclosures like an orangutan; jetting water to bounce balls; and endlessly tricking companions with multiple “sleights of hand” to get food. Scientists have only recently accepted the intelligence of dogs, birds, and chimpanzees but now are watching octopuses solve problems and are trying to decipher the meaning of the animal’s color-changing techniques. With her “joyful passion for these intelligent and fascinating creatures” (Library Journal Editors’ Spring Pick), Montgomery chronicles the growing appreciation of this mollusk as she tells a unique love story. By turns funny, entertaining, touching, and profound, The Soul of an Octopus reveals what octopuses can teach us about the meeting of two very different minds.

The Toilers of the Sea Volume 1

The Toilers of the Sea Volume 1

  • Author: Victor Hugo
  • Publisher: Theclassics.Us
  • ISBN: 9781230214207
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1888 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VIL A HAUNTKD HOUSE, WHOSE TENANT IS HAUNTED BY DREAMS. Gilliatt was a man of dreams; hence his daring, hence also his timidity. On many things he had ideas which were peculiarly his own. There was in his character perhaps something of the visionary and the trauscendentalist. Hallucinations may haunt the peasant, like Martin, no less than the king, like Henry IV. There are times when the Unknown reveals itself in startling ways to the spirit of man. A sudden rent in the veil of darkness will make manifest things hitherto unseen, and then close again upon the mysteries within. Sometimes such visions effect transfigurations. They convert a poor camel-driver into a Mahomet; a peasant girl tending her goats into a Joan of Arc. Solitude generates a certain amount of sublime exaltation. It is like the smoke arising from the burning bush. A mysterious lucidity of mind results, which converts the student into a seer, and the poet into a prophet: herein we find a key to the mysteries of Horeb, Kedron, Ombos; to the intoxication of Castalian laurels, the revelations of the month Busion. Hence, too, we have Peleia at Dodona, Phemonoe at Delphos, Trophonius in Lebadea, Ezekiel on the Chebar, and Jerome in the Thebais. More frequently this visionary state overwhelms and stupefies its victim. There is such a thing as a divine besottedness. The fakir bears about with him the burden of his vision, as the Cretin his goitre. Luther holding converse with devils in his garret at Wittenburg, Pascal shutting out the view of the infernal regions with the screen of his cabinet, the African Obi conversing with the white-faced God Bossum, are all phases of the same phenomenon, diversely interpreted by the minds in which they manifest themselves, according...

The Novel of the Century

The Novel of the Century

The Extraordinary Adventure of Les Misérables

  • Author: David Bellos
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • ISBN: 0374716293
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 336
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A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice Winner of the American Library in Paris Book Award, 2017 Les Misérables is among the most popular and enduring novels ever written. Like Inspector Javert’s dogged pursuit of Jean Valjean, its appeal has never waned, but only grown broader in its one-hundred-and-fifty-year life. Whether we encounter Victor Hugo’s story on the page, onstage, or on-screen, Les Misérables continues to captivate while also, perhaps unexpectedly, speaking to contemporary concerns. In The Novel of the Century, the acclaimed scholar and translator David Bellos tells us why. This enchanting biography of a classic of world literature is written for “Les Mis” fanatics and novices alike. Casting decades of scholarship into accessible narrative form, Bellos brings to life the extraordinary story of how Victor Hugo managed to write his novel of the downtrodden despite a revolution, a coup d’état, and political exile; how he pulled off a pathbreaking deal to get it published; and how his approach to the “social question” would define his era’s moral imagination. More than an ode to Hugo’s masterpiece, The Novel of the Century also shows that what Les Misérables has to say about poverty, history, and revolution is full of meaning today.

By Order of the King: The Authorised English Translation of Victor Hugo's L'Homme Qui Rit;

By Order of the King: The Authorised English Translation of Victor Hugo's L'Homme Qui Rit;

  • Author: Victor Hugo
  • Publisher: Sagwan Press
  • ISBN: 9781376973334
  • Category: History
  • Page: 334
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