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Victor Hugo in Exile: From Historical Representations to Utopian Vistas William Vanderwolk

Victor Hugo in Exile: From Historical Representations to Utopian Vistas

William Vanderwolk

Published February 28th 2006
ISBN : 9780838756287
Hardcover
235 pages
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In late 1851, Louis-NapolC)on Bonaparte launched a bloody coup dC)tat that would pave the way for his establishment of the Second Empire (1852-70). Playing on the nations reverence for his uncle, he crowned himself Napoleon III and set up anMoreIn late 1851, Louis-NapolC)on Bonaparte launched a bloody coup dC)tat that would pave the way for his establishment of the Second Empire (1852-70). Playing on the nations reverence for his uncle, he crowned himself Napoleon III and set up an authoritarian regime. Republican politicians, including Victor Hugo, fled. Hugo remained abroad for eighteen years, returning to Paris triumphantly in 1870 after Louis defeat by the Prussians.