Not strictly Hugo, but man am I ever obsessed with the Jardin des Plantes. There are few things in this world that can beat Georges Cuvier’s bust leading a pod of freaky skeleton whales.
This actually looks like it could be interesting, although I have a hard time not giggling at “John Valone”.
The Redemption of John Valone - Volume V John Valone: The Abridged Americanization of Victor Hugo’s Les Miserables
This book is an abridged Americanized version of Victor Hugo’s Les Miserables - Volume V Jean Valjean. It replaces French names and places with American names and places. It moves the time frame of the original book forward some 30 years and replaces the June Rebellion of 1832 with the Riot of Baltimore in 1861.
Not-Feuilly carves “Long live the South!” into the wall oh my God. And “Ennis’” symbolic lover is named Patricia this is all gold.
You should be able to access it at http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b6000941q/f1360.zoom
Click the magnifying glass near the upper right to zoom in.
Best of luck with your tattoo!
Piped water may be the greatest convenience ever known, but Lloyd Alter argues that our sewage systems and bathrooms are a disaster
On toilets, cholera, and a modern movement to compost human waste. It doesn’t mention Hugo, but I love these little reminders of how he’s still so relevant today.