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