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A collection of 156 poems over 6 books, Hugo experimented with the concept of autobiography in this book. It was also sort of a true homage to his daughter who drowned at sea. Classical and Romantic at the same time, Hugo respects and describes the forces of nature in a manner that is utterly unforgettable, and brings tears to eyes.
What makes this book stand out?
Hugo is unsurpassed when it comes to his poetry, as he proves in this collection.
Read it for
These poems are unsurpassed in tone and rhythm.
Don't read it for
Again these poems are not for everyone as they introduce a theme of metaphors that go deeper than most are comfortable with.