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Victor Hugo, a “man of genius”

Novelist Victor Hugo was born on 26 February 1802. In this review of Les Miserables, the Dublin Evening Mail stated that he was “almost the only French imaginative writer of the present century who is entitled to be considered as a man of genius.” Dublin Evening Mail – Friday 17 October 1862 Image © THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. View the whole newspaper page