Biography for Les Miserables
Victor Hugo (1802?1885) is one of the best-known French writers, most famous for his volumes of lyrical and satirical verse, journalism, his criticism, and several novels, including Les Misérables and Notre-Dame of Paris (The Hunchback of Notre-Dame). A committed political activist, he was exiled by Napoleon III until 1870, later returning to great fame.
Norman Denny was educated at Radley College, and in Vienna and Paris. He has written a great many short stories under different names and several novels. Among his many translations are Prometheus: A Life of Balzac by André Maurois, My Life and Films by Jean Renior and The Future of Man, by Teilhard de Chardin.