Victor Hugo is the subject of the latestGoogle Doodle, which went up on Friday to mark 155 years since the final chapter of his epic novel Les Misérables was published. beloved French poet, novelist, statesman and activist left behind a rich legacy when he died in 1885. His works such as Les Misérablesand The Hunchback of Notre-Dame remain perennial favorites to this day, and had a profound influence on generations of writers who followed him, such as Albert Camus, Charles Dickens and Fyodor Dostoyevsky.

Hugo’s writing exposed the plight of the poor and shamed high Parisian society into action. However, his social conscience also extended beyond fiction.


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