March 24, 2013 at 10:16
Victor Hugo has enriched my reading pleasure, more than Gustave Flaubert. Style, structure, language and I must admit a love story filled to the brim with melodrama! He exaggerates plot and characters in order to appeal to the emotions.
Victor Hugo even gave met wonderful advice ( found in a love letter to his mistress Juliette Drouet) which keeps met going while struggling with the french language:
“Time can never hang heavy when
one is laboring honestly; study carries more
flowers than thorns.”