Title: The Man Who Laughs
Authors: Hugo, Victor
Keywords: novel;historical novel;England;17th century;romantism;ugly person;aristocracy
Issue Date: 2022
Abstract: The Man Who Laughs is a novel that takes place in England in the 1680s and 1700s, during the reigns of James II and Queen Anne, respectively, and depicts England's royalty and aristocracy of the time as cruel and power-hungry. Hugo intended parallels between the England depicted and the France. The novel concerns the life of a young nobleman, also known as Gwynplaine, disfigured as a child (on the orders of the king), who travels with his protector and companion the vagabond philosopher Ursus and Dea the baby girl he rescues during a storm. The novel is famous for Gwynplaine's mutilated face, stuck in a permanent laugh.
URI: https://tlor.svkos.cz/handle/123456789/140
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