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It is a work by Hugo, dealing with the colonies of that time and is a colonial fiction piece. It follows a friendship between an enslaved African Prince and a French Military Soldier.
What makes this book stand out?
The helpless friendship between the captor and the captured.
Read it for
An astounding description of slavery and how it was starting out in those days.
Don't read it for
Not the most action-filled piece, it deals with emotions.