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The Toilers of the Sea

Written by Victor Hugo
Translated by James Hogarth
Introduction by Graham Robb


The Toilers of the Sea
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Category: Fiction - Classics; Fiction - Literary; Fiction - Adventure
Imprint: Modern Library
Format: Trade Paperback
Pub Date: September 2002
Price: $15.95
Can. Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-76132-4 (0-375-76132-2)
Pages: 480
Also available as an eBook.



 
The Toilers of the Sea ranks with The Hunchback of Notre-Dame and Les Miserables as among Hugo's most important novels, yet is less well known, in part because the only English translation was inaccurate, stilted, and incomplete. Thus James Hogarth's excellent new translation—the first rendering of the complete novel—is a noteworthy event; in it, the clarity and power of Hugo's voice is restored.

The novel tells the story of Gilliat, a humble Guernsey fisherman, who falls in love with a shipowner's daughter and, to win her hand in marriage, must free a ship that has run dangerously aground. To do so, Gilliat employs great feats of engineering, endures the mighty powers of sea and wind, and does battle with a great sea monster. In its evocation of the elements in all their ferocity, The Toilers of the Sea is one of the greatest depictions of nature ever attempted. In its treatment of the lives of the working poor, it is a work of humane majesty.

This edition includes comprehensive endnotes and Hugo's illustrations, which have never been reproduced in an edition of this monumental novel.



ABOUT THE AUTHOR

 
James Hogarth was educated at Edinburgh University, and was later undersecretary in the Scottish Office.

Graham Robb’s many books include Victor Hugo: A Biography, which won the 1997 Whitbread Biography Award.





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