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It is the second year of the Republic, 1793. Things have taken a change for the better. The year saw the execution of Louis XVI, the rise of the Terror, and the monarchist revolt – a year of change indeed and a brilliant premise for Hugo to set his book in. The three protagonists represent three different beliefs, but there is only one place it all ends – on the scaffold.
What makes this book stand out?
The description of the French society.
Read it for
It is an enlightening take on the French Revolution and an elaborate work on human emotions.
Don't read it for
No reason you should not really. Jump into it.