The Toilers of the Sea
First published in 1866, this depiction of Man's battle with the sea and the horrible creatures lurking beneath its depths is dedicated to the Channel Island of Guernsey where it is set, and where Hugo spent 15 years in exile.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - MrsLee - LibraryThing
Hugo wrote this book as a sort of nod to the isle of Guernsey for hosting him while he was in political disfavor in France. It is a love story to that island. I think at a younger age, I might have ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - le.vert.galant - LibraryThing
Not really a novel, more a prose poem with a plot. It's full of descriptive passages and meditations on the sea, the winds, and the people who live in these elements. It also has some wise things to ... Read full review