No living poet has ever held England - no poet but Victor Hugo has probably ever held any country - quite so long under his unbroken sway as Tennyson did.
Unlike Victor Hugo and Balzac, she founded ' no school, though Fromentin, Theuriet, Cherbuliez, Fabre and Bazin might be claimed as her collateral descendants.
Its educational establishments include the university with its faculties of science and letters and a preparatory school of medicine and pharmacy, an artillery school, the lycee Victor Hugo for boys, a lycee for girls, an ecclesiastical seminary, training colleges for teachers, and schools of watch-making, art, music and dairywork.
Romanticism, that reaction in which Sir Walter Scott, the Schlegels and Victor Hugo so largely figured, was as far from understanding what it admired as classicism had been from what it hated.
Besancon has statues of Victor Hugo and of the Marquis de Jouffroy d'Abbans (b.
Three years later again, in 1859, Victor Hugo gave to the world the first instalment of the greatest book published in the 19th century, La Legende des siecles.
In 1872 Victor Hugo published in imperishable verse his record of the year which followed the collapse of the empire, L'Annee terrible.
In La Montagne (1868), the last of the natural history series, the tricks of staccato style are pushed even farther than by Victor Hugo in his less inspired moments, though - as is inevitable, in the hands of such a master of language as Michelet - the effect is frequently grandiose if not grand.
He was entirely eclipsed by the brilliant and vigorous school who succeeded him with Victor Hugo at their head.
Melingue's wife, Theodorine Thiesset (1813-1886), was the actress selected by Victor Hugo to create the part of Guanhumara in Burgraves at the Comedie Frangaise, where she remained ten years.