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By Lewis Carroll

Bored on a scorching afternoon, Alice follows a White Rabbit down a rabbit-hole ? with no giving a considered how she may perhaps get out. And so she tumbles into Wonderland: the place animals solution again, a child becomes a pig, time stands nonetheless at a disorderly tea celebration, croquet is performed with hedgehogs and flamingos, and the Mock Turtle and Gryphon dance the Lobster Quadrille. In a land within which not anything is because it turns out and truffles, potions and mushrooms could make her lessen to 10 inches or develop to the scale of a home, will Alice manage to locate her means domestic back?

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She later became a monarchist of convenience, while her lover was conspiring against the Emperor Napoleon. Hugo opposed the death penalty (the uncompromising solution par excellence for crime), not only because of the influence of his older friend Charles Nodier, but also because, as a small child, he had seen the severed heads of freedom fighters in Spain and Italy nailed to church doors by the troops commanded by his father, General Hugo, charged with suppressing independence movements in those countries.

The play Cromwell is published: its famous preface proposes a Romantic aesthetic that contrasts the sublime with the grotesque, in emulation of Shakespeare. Hugo declares his independence from the conservative, divine-right royalists. 1828 General Lȳopold Hugo dies unexpectedly on January 29. Hugo舗s third child, Franȱois-Victor, is born. 1829 Hugo舗s prodigious literary output includes the picturesque verse collection Les Orientales, the tale Le Dernier Jour d舖un condamnȳ d mort (The Last Day of a Condemned Man), opposing capital punishment, and the historical play Marion de Lorme, censored by the French monarchy because it portrays the sixteenth-century ruler Franȱois I as a degenerate.

The Story Hugo already had composed a version of his masterpiece, first entitled Les MisȲres, between 1845 and 1848, during the height of his activity in the House of Peers. During fourteen months of intense activity between 1860 and 1862, Hugo expanded this original version by 60 percent. Les Misȳrables embeds the story of a poor workman in a vast mythic-historical context. It tells of the fall and redemption of Jean Valjean, a young tree pruner in the region of Paris, the sole support of his widowed sister and her seven children.

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