IF YOU’RE A LES MIS FAN PLEASE READ THIS AND HELP A MUTUAL!!!
hey guys so i’m a huge les mis fan like you and i was really interested in knowing why have you became a part of les amis fandom, and why did you start liking les mis, and why did it changed your life. I am a major in literature and i want to compare different things that made different people love the same story. You guys’ll be helping me a lot!!!
My favorite thing about Victor Hugo is that the Notre Dame Cathedral was a huge eyesore on the verge of collapsing and was planned to be demolished but Victor Hugo was like “hey :( I like that building” and wrote The Hunchback of Notre Dame to save it. and it worked
In the book he described the cathedral in the state it was in but also in comparison to what it looked like in the 15th century before it got all fucked up in the French Revolution. His book got translated into a fuck ton of languages and was distributed all around Europe. Tourists who were fans of him would go to see it while in Paris and were appalled to see just how bad of shape it was in and it started to become stain on paris’ reputation.
So finally the king funded the Hella expensive restoration which I imagine was one really fucking gnarly project, the structure it’s self being the tip of the ice burg because of how many religious artifacts and statutes and junk that had been ruined.
So thanks Vicky that’s one hell of a beautiful tower.
my favourite thing to do is to tell my friends about the wild things victor hugo did and see the look of shock and horror in their faces bc they only know him as the great author who wrote les mis and hunchback and not as the man who gave his fiancee a live bat in an envelope
So, I was re-reading The Picture of Dorian Gray, and in the introduction it said that comparing a character to Antinous was a way for 19th century authors to subtly say a character was gay.
Victor Hugo described Enjolras as “a savage Antinous”, so make of that what you want.