'At first, Hugo supported Louis Napoleon, president of the republic. But he opposed Louis when he saw that the president was becoming a tyrant.Napoleon III Was One Of The Presidents Of France.' Victor Hugo soon declared himself a rebel.
Napoleon III Was Furious, So He Sentenced Hugo To Exile For Seventeen Years
While he was in exile, he wrote Les Miserables, which means The Miserable Ones in English. 'In 1859, he rejected an opportunity to return to France. He declared that he would return only with the return of liberty.'
When Napoleon III Was Finally Defeated, Victor Hugo finally came home. And in 1861, Hugo got Les Miserables published.
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Victor Hugo died at age 83 of pneumonia in May 22, 1885. But his legacy will forever live on in his poetry and books. Along with his rebellion against Napoleon III
'Hugo's novels appeal to many people because of their vivid re-creations of history and their treatment of moral issues through the actions of simple but unforgettable characters. '