Victor Hugo

L'Année terrible

1872

Main Details
Author
Victor Hugo
Date
1872 First published
Publication Location France
Genre
Language French
Notes L'Année terrible is a series of poems written by Victor Hugo and published in 1872. They deal with the Franco-Prussian War, the trauma of losing his son Charles, and with the Paris Commune. Covering the period from August 1870 to July 1871, a group of poems encapsulates each month, blending Hugo's anguish over personal tragedies with his despair at the predicament of France.

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