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    Victor Hugo. Autograph Manuscript. One page in French on the verso of the green front wrapper of Assemblée Générale des Actionnaires de La Banque de France. (Paris: Paul Dupont, 1876), 10" x 13", [Paris, 1876]. Entitled "Le Dieu Blanc," this apparently unpublished poem is a dialogue in verse between "Le Dieu Blanc" and "Le Dieu Sombre," with various corrections and additions. Presented here is partial translation in English.
    "I do not hide from you that I pity men // I have to do them as we are // Calm, powerful, perfect, and have not succeeded..." Not listed in the Index Alphabétique of Hugo's poetry.
    Victor Marie Hugo (1802-1885) was a French poet, novelist, and dramatist of the Romantic movement. Hugo is considered to be one of the greatest and best-known French writers. Outside France, his most famous works are the novels Les Misérables (1862) and The Hunchback of Notre-Dame (1831). In France, Hugo is known primarily for his poetry collections, such as Les Contemplations and La Légende des siècles.
    Condition: Wrapper is toned, worn and chipped at edges, with some loss of text, some thumb soiling, horizontal fold at center, fold is tape-repaired on the recto, and the left margin is reinforced on recto; overall fair to good.


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