Paperback, 144 pages, 70 illustrations
Publisher: Blue Ormer Publishing, 2019
Between 1865 and 1870 Victor Hugo made nearly 350 carriage drives exploring Guernsey’s country parishes. He was observing, researching, enjoying.
His early explorations informed his essay L’Archipel de la Manche – intended as an introduction to The Toilers of the Sea. We follow him as he discovers Gilliatt country, the Haunted House at Pleinmont and the picnics at Moulin Huet which inspired Renoir.
Victor Hugo Explores Guernsey, extensively illustrated with images of the period, follows the routes that Hugo took, the diversions he made, and relates them to his writings.
About the Author
Gregory Stevens Cox – Guernsey’s leading Hugo scholar – has been researching the life of Victor Hugo in Guernsey since 1966. His other works include Victor Hugo aux Iles de la Manche (1996), Victor Hugo’s Guernsey Neighbours (2016) and Les Travailleurs de la mer – some Guernsey perspectives (2016). In 2015, he was one of the co-founders of the Victor Hugo in Guernsey Society, which held a festival in 2016 to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the publication of Les Travailleurs de la mer.