Ninety-Three by Victor Hugo?

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Tortilla
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Post by Tortilla » February 24th, 2014, 6:19 am

Super surprised that this novel is not currently under someone's consideration, as it is a Victor Hugo novel and his last. Plus it is on the Reign of Terror...

I found a good English translation sponsored by Archive.org (c. 1874). I'd love to see someone tackle it.

Translation: https://archive.org/details/ninetythree00benegoog

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Post by LitWit » February 25th, 2014, 1:58 pm

Ooh, this sounds interesting!

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Post by miss stav » June 6th, 2015, 8:55 pm

Ninety Three is the last novel by Victor Hugo. It tells the story of the french revolution from many prospectives. In this book, everyone has motives, and the characters are complex and believeable. This work inspired Ayn Rand's "We The Living." There are many etexts, and at least two translations that I could find. Let us see what I can attach:
https://archive.org/details/ninetythree00benegoog
and
http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Ninety-three
THe book contains 81 very short chapters. It would not be a small project. Yet, if there is interest, I can start it. If anyone else wants, you are most welcomed to it and have fun. It sounds like a wonderful book.
Stav.
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Post by CSCO » April 14th, 2018, 10:08 am

Hi, all!

Hugo couldn't be awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.
Why? He was a great writer, wasn't he?

Ninety-three (1900) by Victor Hugo, translator not mentioned
https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Ninety-three

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Post by TriciaG » April 14th, 2018, 10:19 am

Text on Gutenberg:
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/49372

Translator is named here.

We don't use Wikisource if we can help it, since they slap a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License on their texts - and we don't ShareAlike.

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Post by Elizabby » April 17th, 2018, 12:08 pm

Looks like a great BIG book! Victor Hugo was paid by the word, I reckon...

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