The Man who Laughs

The Man who Laughs

Author: Victor Hugo

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ISBN: MINN:31951002382542I

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The Man who Laughs

The Man who Laughs

In 1855, Victor Hugo began a 15-year-long exile on the island of Guernsey, where he completed his longest and most famous work, "Les Misirables" and also "The Man Who Laughs" (L'Homme qui rit; 1869), also known as "By Order of the King," a ...

Author: Victor Hugo

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105000482138

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In 1855, Victor Hugo began a 15-year-long exile on the island of Guernsey, where he completed his longest and most famous work, "Les Misirables" and also "The Man Who Laughs" (L'Homme qui rit; 1869), also known as "By Order of the King," a historic novel with fictional characters, set in England 1688-1705: Nothing could be more happily imagined than the adventures of Gwynplaine, the itinerant mountebank, snatched suddenly out of his little way of life, and installed without preparation as one of the hereditary legislators of a great country. It is with a very bitter irony that the paper, on which all this depends, is left to float for years at the will of wind and tide. What can be finer in conception than that voice from the people heard suddenly in the House of Lords? The mask--a horrible laughter--stamped for ever "by order of the king" upon the face of this strange spokesman of democracy, adds another feature of justice to the scene.
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The Man Who Laughs

The Man Who Laughs

Moving away from the explicitly political content of his previous novels, Victor Hugo turns to social commentary in The Man Who Laughs, an 1869 work that was made into a popular film in the 1920s.

Author: Victor Hugo

Publisher: The Floating Press

ISBN: 9781775452782

Category: Fiction

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Moving away from the explicitly political content of his previous novels, Victor Hugo turns to social commentary in The Man Who Laughs, an 1869 work that was made into a popular film in the 1920s. The plot deals with a band of miscreants who deliberately deform children to make them more effective beggars, as well as the long-lasting emotional and social damage that this abhorrent practice inflicts upon its victims.
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Batman

Batman

When a new costumed criminal starts killing millionaires, Batman must stop him before Bruce Wayne becomes a target! Plus, Batman's first team-up with the Green Lantern, in a race to catch a serial killer from both their pasts!

Author: Ed Brubaker

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ISBN: 184576725X

Category: Batman (Fictitious character)

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Gotham City is plagued with crime and corruption in places high and low, but one man has taken a stand against evil of all forms: the dark avenger known as Batman. In two tales from early in the Dark Knight's career, first witness the terrifying genesis of the Joker, the Clown Prince of Crime and Batman's nemesis! When a new costumed criminal starts killing millionaires, Batman must stop him before Bruce Wayne becomes a target! Plus, Batman's first team-up with the Green Lantern, in a race to catch a serial killer from both their pasts!
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The Man Who Laughs A Romance of English History

The Man Who Laughs   A Romance of English History

Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this book now in an affordable, high-quality, modern edition complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.

Author: Victor Hugo

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781473350304

Category: Fiction

Page: 696

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Gwynplaine is a young homeless boy with a facial disfigurement who comes to the rescue of an infant girl orphaned as the result of a snowstorm. After the two are adopted by an itinerant carnival vendor called Ursus, they embark on a life on the road, for fifteen years performing to audiences in southern England. However, when Duchess Josiana, the illegitimate daughter of King James I, discovers their act, their lives are changed forever. "The Man Who Laughs" was written by Victor Hugo over a period of fifteen months while he was living in the Channel Islands, having been exiled from his native France. Contents include: "Book the First. Night not so Black as Man", "Portland Bill", "Left Alone", "Questions", "The Tree of Human Invention", "Struggle Between Death and Life", "The North Point of Portland", "Book The Second. The Hooker at Sea", "Superhuman Laws", "Our First Rough Sketches Filled In", "Troubles men on the Troubled Sea", et cetera. Victor Marie Hugo (1802 - 1885) was a French novelist, dramatist, and poet belonging to the Romantic movement. He is widely hailed as one of the most accomplished and well-known French writers, originally achieving renown for his poetical endeavours-the most notable of which are the volumes "Les Contemplations" and "La Légende des siècles". Outside of his native country, Hugo's best-known works are his novels: "Les Misérables" (1862) and "Notre-Dame de Paris" (1831), commonly known as "The Hunchback of Notre-Dame". Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this book now in an affordable, high-quality, modern edition complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.
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The Man Who Laughs SelfMadeHero

The Man Who Laughs  SelfMadeHero

"London, 1705.

Author: Victor Hugo

Publisher: SelfMadeHero

ISBN: 1906838585

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

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"London, 1705. As a surrogate family of strolling players enact their nightly performance of 'Chaos vanquished', a message in a bottle, washed up after years at sea, threatens to bring chaos once again to each of their lives.To the ageing quack in chargeof the troupe; to its blind and beautiful leading lady; and to Gwynplaines, the virtuous young actor whose inner nobility is masked by the mutilated face by which a grotesque, perverse, and corrupt society defines him: "The man who laughs"."--Cover.
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The Man Who Laughs Annotated

The Man Who Laughs Annotated

The Man Who Laughs is a novel by Victor Hugo, originally published in April 1869 under the French title L'Homme qui rit.

Author: Victor Hugo

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The Man Who Laughs is a novel by Victor Hugo, originally published in April 1869 under the French title L'Homme qui rit. It takes place in England in the 1680s and 1700s, during the reigns of James II and Queen Anne, respectively, and depicts England's royalty and aristocracy of the time as cruel and power-hungry.
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The Man Who Laughs

The Man Who Laughs

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it.

Author: Victor Hugo

Publisher: Wentworth Press

ISBN: 1011565595

Category: History

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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.
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Batman the Man Who Laughs the Deluxe Edition

Batman  the Man Who Laughs  the Deluxe Edition

This collection also includes DETECTIVE COMICS #784-786, a murder mystery tale guest-starring Green Lantern Alan Scott.

Author: Ed Brubaker

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ISBN: 1779503024

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The deluxe edition featuring critically acclaimed writer Ed Brubaker's seminal run on the Dark Knight and The Joker. Witness Batman's first encounter with The Joker in this volume collecting the graphic novel BATMAN: THE MAN WHO LAUGHS by Ed Brubaker and Doug Mahnke! This collection also includes DETECTIVE COMICS #784-786, a murder mystery tale guest-starring Green Lantern Alan Scott.
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The Man Who Laughs

The Man Who Laughs

The Man Who Laughs L'Homme Qui Rit Victor Hugo FULL ENGLISH TRANSLATION The Man Who Laughs (also published under the title By Order of the King) is a novel by Victor Hugo, originally published in April 1869 under the French title L'Homme ...

Author: Victor Hugo

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The Man Who Laughs L'Homme Qui Rit Victor Hugo FULL ENGLISH TRANSLATION The Man Who Laughs (also published under the title By Order of the King) is a novel by Victor Hugo, originally published in April 1869 under the French title L'Homme qui rit. Although among Hugo's most obscure works, it was adapted into a popular 1928 film, directed by Paul Leni and starring Conrad Veidt, Mary Philbin and Olga Baclanova. It was also again recently adapted for the 2012 French film L'Homme Qui Rit, directed by Jean-Pierre Améris and starring Gérard Depardieu, Marc-André Grondin and Christa Theret. The first major character whom the reader is introduced to is a mountebank who dresses in bearskins and calls himself Ursus (Latin for "bear"). His only companion is a large domesticated wolf, whom Ursus has named Homo (Latin for "man", in a pun over the Hobbesian saying "homo homini lupus", meaning "man is a wolf to [his fellow] man."). Ursus lives in a caravan, which he conveys to holiday fairs and markets throughout southern England, where he sells folk remedies. The action moves to an English sea coast, on the night of January 29, 1690. A group of wanderers, their identities left unrevealed to the reader, are urgently loading a ship for departure. A boy, ten years old, is among their company, but they leave him behind and cast off. The desperate boy, barefoot and starving, wanders through a snowstorm and reaches a gibbet, where he finds the corpse of a hanged criminal. The dead man is wearing shoes: utterly worthless to him now, yet precious to this boy. In the meantime, the wanderers' ship sinks after a long struggle with the sea in the English Channel. After walking some more, the boy finds a ragged woman, frozen to death. He is about to move onward when he hears a sound within the woman's garments: He discovers an infant girl, barely alive, clutching the woman's breast. Hugo's narrative describes a single drop of frozen milk, resembling a pearl, suspended from the dead woman's nipple. Although the boy's survival seems unlikely, he now takes possession of the infant in an attempt to keep her alive. The girl's eyes are sightless and clouded, and he understands that she is blind. In the snowstorm, he encounters an isolated caravan, the domicile of Ursus.
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The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo Book Analysis

The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo  Book Analysis

Hugo wrote the novel while living on the Channel Islands, after he had been exiled there following his controversial, politically-charged writing.

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ISBN: 9782806273567

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Unlock the more straightforward side of The Man Who Laughs with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo, a grandiose and poetic novel, in which a man who has been terribly disfigured as a child represents the fate of the people. Torn between carnal passion and pure love, struggling for his survival, hindered by his laughable face, the hero’s destiny is rich in tragedies and unexpected twists. Hugo wrote the novel while living on the Channel Islands, after he had been exiled there following his controversial, politically-charged writing. The Man Who Laughs has since been adapted for screen and stage many times, and continues to entertain audiences around the world. Find out everything you need to know about The Man Who Laughs in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you in your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!
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The Man Who Laughs

The Man Who Laughs

Author: Victor Hugo

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 9781442900165

Category: Fiction

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