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 Furthermore, Dostoevsky pays tribute to the novel in the format of The Meek One, citing Hugo's novel as a means of justifying the "fantastic" idea of writing down a person's thoughts at a moment of distress. Le dernier jour d’un condamné suivi de Claude Gueux La Bibliothèque électronique du Québec Collection À tous les vents Volume 141 : version 1.0 2. 0000002737 00000 n Le dernier jour d’un condamné 4. trailer >> endstream <]>> 1 0 obj 0000004710 00000 n
endobj endobj >> 5 /Height 888 /SMask 10 0 R 0000005276 00000 n >> >> << /Resources 6 0 R /Subtype /Image /Width 666 The second translation in 1840 was completed by Sir P. H. Fleetwood, titled The Last Days of a Condemned. Three years later, on 15 March 1832, Hugo completed his story with a long preface and his signature. The novel recounts the thoughts of a man condemned to die. >>] /Names 2 0 R stream Le défenseur se leva. 0000002782 00000 n 0000006494 00000 n /Length 596 >> /Contents [7 0 R 8 0 R] The novel ends just after he briefly but desperately begs for pardon and curses the people of his time, the people he hears outside, screaming impatiently for the spectacle of his decapitation. /Parent 9 0 R Victor Hugo wrote this novel to express his feelings that the death penalty should be abolished. /Type /Catalog 0000000673 00000 n /Height 888 The Last Day of a Condemned Man (French: Le Dernier Jour d'un Condamné) is a short novel by Victor Hugo first published in 1829.
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On the day that the Condemned is to be executed he sees his three-year-old daughter for the last time, but she no longer recognizes him, and she tells him that her father is dead. /BitsPerComponent 8 His writing traces his change in psyche vis-a-vis the world outside the prison cell throughout his imprisonment, and describes his life in prison, everything from what his cell looks like to the personality of the prison priest. 0000002353 00000 n 10 0 obj 0000009429 00000 n /Width 666
/Outlines 5 0 R /PageMode /UseOutlines /Filter /FlateDecode %���� 0000005198 00000 n A man who has been condemned to death by the guillotine in 19th-century France writes down his cogitations, feelings and fears while awaiting his execution. 0000002129 00000 n  The book was published in February 1829 by Charles Gosselin without the author's name. /OpenAction [4 0 R /Fit] Victor Hugo; Télécharger (epub) Télécharger (pdf) Eveillé au milieu de la nuit, un condamné à mort éprouve le besoin d’écrire ses pensées. /Type /XObjcect  This, of course, is the same backstory that Hugo gives for Jean Valjean.. Le Dernier Jour d’un condamné. endobj Hugo's text was translated twice into English in 1840. Interestingly, the novel also contains a blueprint of Jean Valjean, the hero of Hugo's Les Miserables. Le dernier jour d’un condamné Chapitre l’échafaud, non chez le juge, mais chez le bourreau. It was the day after crossing the "Place de l'Hotel de Ville" where an executioner was greasing the guillotine in anticipation of a scheduled execution that Hugo began writing The Last Day of a Condemned Man. >> 2685 0 obj<>stream /S /r
The first translation was published by George William MacArthur Reynolds, author of penny blood novel The Mysteries of London (1844–48), as The Last Day of a Condemned. /Subtype /Image
<< Il exprime son angoisse, ses espoirs, ses souvenirs du procès et d’événements vécus en prison. %PDF-1.5 Victor Hugo saw several times the spectacle of the guillotine and was angered at the spectacle that society can make of it. %%EOF /Type /Page << 0000004024 00000 n At another point he tries to escape by conning a superstitious guard to give him his clothes. 0 Je compris qu'il cherchait à atténuer la déclaration du jury, et à mettre dessous, au lieu de la peine qu'elle provoquait, l'autre peine, celle que j'avais été si blessé de lui voir espérer.
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11 0 obj ', Though The Last Day of a Condemned Man is lesser known than some of Hugo's other works, the novel had the distinction of being praised as "absolutely the most real and truthful of everything that Hugo wrote” by Fyodor Dostoevsky, who referenced it in both his letters and his novel, The Idiot. /Nums [0 The guard almost does until common sense gets the better of him and he declines exchanging clothes with the Condemned. He does not betray his name or what he has done to the reader, though he vaguely hints that he has killed someone; just a nameless, faceless, meaningless victim.
0000002925 00000 n , ↑ Achevé en 3 semaines selon Victor Hugo raconté par un témoin de sa vie, chapitre L ou en un mois et demi (14 novembre 1828 - 26 décembre 1828) selon Roger Borderie (Notices sur le Dernier Jour d’un condamné - Gallimard 1970), Association Littéraire et Artistique Internationale, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=The_Last_Day_of_a_Condemned_Man&oldid=966481565, Articles with French-language sources (fr), Wikipedia articles with WorldCat-VIAF identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 7 July 2020, at 10:56. 2682 0 obj <> endobj The man tells him that he has was originally sent to prison for stealing a loaf of bread to save his sister's family. /ColorSpace /DeviceRGB /BitsPerComponent 8 Il le déclare donc, et il le répète, il occupe, au nom de tous les accusés Si l’avenir lui décernait un jour la gloire de l’avoir fait, ce qu’il n’ose espérer, il ne voudrait pas d’autre couronne. 2682 18 0000003226 00000 n xڔ�sI.����̈". xref /S /D �� 0000006321 00000 n
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