The Toilers of the Sea – Victor Hugo 1961 | Heritage Press


  • Author: Victor Hugo; Isabel F. Hapgood translator; Tranquillo Marangoni illustrator
  • Publisher: The Heritage Press, 1961
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Condition: Near Fine
  • Size: 8vo
  • Attributes: Illustrated

First Heritage Press edition thus. Pictorial green cloth, binding tight, square, spine sun faded, internally fine, unmarked. Near Fine in VG original slipcase.

TOILERS OF THE SEA, a brilliant epic adventure novel by Victor Hugo,  the author of Les Misérables

“I can’t get enough of Hugo. This is possibly his most overlooked novel. If you are looking for a book and man vs nature read this one it’s heart wrenching but oh so good.” Kristin

“Religion, society, nature: such are the three struggles in which man is engaged … In Notre-Dame de Paris the author denounced the first of these; in Les Misérables he drew attention to the second; in this book he points to the third.” Victor Hugo

“One part epic drama, one part satiric wit, one part ethnographic study of Guernsey Island in the mid 1800s, one part battle between man and nature, one part spiritual allegory, and the topping is two parts elegant prose.” Ferris

This classic edition features many wonderful wood engravings by Tranquillo Marangoni.

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