Last Day of a Condemned Man (Paperback)

Last Day of a Condemned Man By Victor Hugo, Christopher Moncrieff (Translated by) Cover Image

Last Day of a Condemned Man (Paperback)

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A first-person diary of a prisoner's final day before being executed for an unspecified crime, Victor Hugo's poignant tale vividly conveys the mental anguish of a man confronted with the intransigent mechanism of justice, as his mind seeks refuge in recollections from his past and philosophical musings on his inevitable fate.

As relevant today as when it was first published in 1829, The Last Day of a Condemned Man is an eloquent plea for compassion and a masterpiece of realist fiction.

Victor Hugo (February 26th, 1802-May 22nd, 1885) is considered one of the great writers of his time.

Product Details ISBN: 9781847493613
ISBN-10: 1847493610
Publisher: Alma Classics
Publication Date: December 14th, 2013
Pages: 150
Language: English

“Absolutely the most real and truthful of everything that Hugo wrote.” - Fyodor Dostoevsky

“Hugo . . . provides a convincing reminder of what political argument should really be about” - The Observer