Victor Hugo sénateur

apropos [Perspektiven auf die Romania]. 2018;1:129-142 DOI 10.15460/apropos.1.1262


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Journal Title: apropos [Perspektiven auf die Romania]

ISSN: 2627-3446 (Online)

Publisher: Beate Kern / Christoph Behrens / Joris Lehnert / Stefan Serafin

LCC Subject Category: Language and Literature: Romanic languages

Country of publisher: Germany

Language of fulltext: English, Romanian; Moldavian; Moldovan, Italian, Spanish; Castilian, French, German, Portuguese

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Fabien Conord (Université de Clermont-Auvergne)


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Time From Submission to Publication: 24 weeks


Abstract | Full Text

Since 1876 until his death in 1885, Victor Hugo, one of the most popular French authors of the 19th century, was member of the Senate. His mandate has, however, been rarely mentioned in biographies devoted to him. Far from being a self-effacing period in the life of Hugo, during his mandate he was fighting the last great battles of the republicans. After a difficult election, Victor Hugo became senator and started his fight against personal power, but in favor of the amnesty of the communards. In consideration of the republican victory, by the end of his life, Victor Hugo became a guardian figure of the Haute Assemblée.