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Toilers of the Sea

Victor Hugo

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This is the story of a man’s monumental struggle against nature, to win the hand of the woman he loves, and surmount every difficulty that Nature puts in his path.

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .ernsey clergy of a bygone[Pg 62] generation, very different from that of the present time, who in almost all the local places of worship display a laudable sympathy with progress. They had embarrassed Lethierry in a hundred ways; every sort of resisting force which can be found in sermons and discourses had been employed against him. Detested by the churchmen, he naturally came to detest them in his turn. Their hatred was the extenuating circumstance to be taken into account in judging of his.

But it must be confessed that his dislike for priests was, in some degree, in his very nature. It was hardly necessary for them to hate him in order to inspire him with aversion. As he said, he moved among them like the dog among cats. He had an antipathy to them, not only in idea, but in what is more difficult to analyse, his instincts. He felt their secret claws, and showed his teeth; sometimes, it must be confessed, a little at random and out of season. It is a mistake. . . Read More

Community Reviews

Ustanın bilgi hazinesi tartışılamaz derecede mükemmel, fakat hikayeden hiç zevk alamadım, bu yüzden de kitap uzun zaman boyunca elimde kaldı. Victor abimizin kalemine yanlış bir kitapla başladığımı düşünüyorum, belki ilerki yıllarda tekrar bir şans verebilirim.

Horror enthusiasts will recognize with both surprise and delight all of the elements of the genre utilized with incredible skill and effect by the legendary Victor Hugo in this outstanding novel. This was by far the best book I've read thus far for the year.

Yes, I argue that in almost every way, "L

Da sempre, con alterne vicende, l'uomo è avvezzo a lottare contro la natura. Ancor di più ad affrontare due delle forze più potenti e incontrastabili esistenti al mondo, spesso benevolmente unite a favorire i propri eletti, altrettanto spesso congiunte a vanificarne i sogni: amore e destino. Il tema

"Os teimosos são os sublimes. Quem é apenas bravo tem só um assomo, quem é apenas valente tem só um temperamento, quem é apenas corajoso tem só uma virtude; o obstinado na verdade tem a grandeza. Quase todo o segredo dos grandes corações está nesta palavra: perseverando. A perseverança está para a c

Some books are hard to rate. The ending is stupendous! Victor Hugo has a particular writing style, you spot it a mile away. If you have read his other books, you know what is in store.

I did not like all parts of this book. I am giving it four stars because it beautifully captures the power of nature

Not many people read Victor Hugo any more, and that is a shame. No one could write prose that is more emphatic and dramatic. No matter that it espouses 19th century values: At the same time it is like a precursor of existentialism.

Gilliatt, the hero, is a Channel Island sailor who knows he sea as fe

Nunca em todos os meus anos de leitura me deparei com um personagem mais carismático mais encantador que Gilliatt. Quem já leu o livro sabe do que estou falando, e quem ler vai saber e se encantar.
Esse livro é uma verdadeira obra-prima . No começo o livro é um pouco confuso pois as histórias dos per

بالنسبة لي هي أفضل ما كتب فيكتور هيغو، أفضل حتى من البؤساء، بحث فيها هيغو بالنفس البشرية وأظهر نبوغا في التحليل النفسي لدواخل ونوازع اللاشعور. كما أن حبكتها أحكم من حبكة البؤساء وأكثر تشويقا.

أنصح بقراءتها.

Of the three Victor Hugo novels most readily available in the U.S., The Toilers of the Sea is the least well-known and the one that Hollywood and Broadway have not transformed into pop culture hits. Set in the Channel Islands, where Hugo was exiled for a time, it recounts the heroic story of a local

رواية تقع في 3 اقسام و في كل قسم يوجد عدد من الكتب .
لا أنكر أنّي بالبداية وقعت في لخبطة من طريقة هيقو بتقسيم الكتاب وتركيزه على كل شخصية بشكل منفرد ، حتى أني ظننت أنها مجموعة قصص عن بحّارين مختلفين ، لكن سرعان ماتتقاطع الأحداث وتترابط حكايا الشخصيات .
الرواية مليئة بالدهشة . فيها من الحب الكافي بتحدي

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