Victor Hugo

Victor Hugo (1802-1885) was a French poet, novelist, and dramatist of the Romanticism movement. He is considered to be one of the greatest French writers of all time. Outside of France, his best-known works are the novels Les Miserables and The Hunchback of Notre-Dame. In France, he is known primarily for his poetry collections. During his lifetime, he produced more than 4,000 drawings and campaigned for social causes such as the abolition of capital punishment.