Talk - Victor Hugo en exile

18:30 25-02-23 - 20:00 25-02-23

Join us for a drink and some light refreshment followed by talk by Monty Losh on the life and times of Victor Hugo, as part of his'French Connections' series. The talk will be given in English and will last rougly 45 mins. (Drinks and snacks will be provided, included in the ticket price).

This event is hosted in collaboration with the Alliance Française de Jersey and Members can benefit from a 25% discount on tickets (please use the code MEMBER at checkout).

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Victor Hugo is undoubtedly the most well-known French writer of all time and his most famous work today is Les Miserables, which has been adapted for stage and screen.

But Victor Hugo was also an essayist, illustrator, photographer and political activist. In 1851, he went into exile to escape what he saw as the authoritarian regime of Napoleon III, and between 1852-1855 he lived in Jersey. It was at this time that he wrote 'Chatiments', a political and satirical attack on Napoleon 'Le Petit', as he called him.

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