Bug-Jargal, Victor Hugo’s second published novel is set in , during the Haitian Revolution. The plot ostensibly turns around a love triangle between the. Bug-Jargal has ratings and 30 reviews. classic reverie said: When I saw that Victor Hugo’s first novel written in was Bug-Jargal, I did not know. Critics do not agree on how to read Victor Hugo’s first work of narrativ tion, Bug- Jargal (published , revised ). Set during the slave in the French.

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Don’t let my rating sway you too heavily here – The text of the Hugo novel and accompanying story are good – they show signs of where Hjgo would eventually go as a writer – but what really buoys this book is – like jarfal everything that broadview publishes – the wealth of supplemental material.

Who vixtor speaks and is just a hollow shell of a character???? He gives a highly readable and accurate translation of the novel, its short-story version, and of the supporting documents. I was especially drawn to Bug-jargal because it deals with the Haitian revolution, a place I have visited and read much about. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. He then tells the story of Bug Jargal and his dog Rask.

Right up there next to Les Miserables. It is a world that seemingly nourishes while simultaneously destroying.

University of Newcastle Library. Ending was better than I expected based on the rest. Reading such violence is reminiscent, not only of the bloody Haitian revolution, but also the diabolical French guillotine, both of which reveal the horror that happens when a country, possessed of evil, turns upon itself. When concluding a book, certain last sentences release Night and the day, when united, Bring forth the light.

Slavery has been going on since time began but only recently over the last centuries has the inhumanity of this caused mankind to seek freedom for all, but sadly we still hear of this abominable evil still exist in this modern world.



Open to the public Book; Illustrated English Show 0 more libraries Apr 22, Yves rated it really liked it Shelves: It was a very suspenseful and action-packed story of the slave revolt in Haiti.

City of Boroondara Library Service. He also devotes much of the introduction and notes to demonstrating jargaal Hugo had pieced together portions of the novel from historical sources. However, Pierrot does save Marie from a crocodile, but soon finds himself thrown in prison for trying to protect another slave from his owner’s wrath.

Bug-Jargal is one of the most important works of nineteenth-century colonial fiction, and quite possibly the most sustained novelistic treatment of the Haitian Revolution by a major European author.

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Preface to Nouvelles Odes Appendix D: There’s Bug-Jargal, described as the pure “noble savage” who also happens to be a hunky dude, and then there’s the only love interest, Maria, who’s also pure and virginal but basically some wacky metaphor of the virgin Mary??? Mar 24, Doyle rated it liked it.

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University Press Scholarship Online. His words unravel your emotions and actually make you feel the anticipation of the events occurring in the story.

What also for me was a driving force was the romance element. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Mackandal was ultimately set to burn at the stake higo the French.

‘The Cause of Humanity’: Victor Hugo’s Bug-Jargal and the Limits of Liberal Translation

Voices of Resistancewhich is also a relatively obscure novel, set amidst the Haitian revolutionary upheavals. Hugo knits the entire story in the first-person narrative style which, in my opinion, adds a certain level of fallibility but humanity to it. Please, subscribe or login jargao access full text content.


Al ser la primera novela de Hugo, no podemos esperar grandes cosas. In this new English edition of Bug-Jargal sinceChris Bongie approaches the text as a historian of colonial and post-colonial literature, putting his previous reading of the novel in Islands and Exiles: They stay despite the warning, and the huog of the wedding the slave revolution begins, and the white landowners see the rapid and violent dissolution of their society.

The subterranean battle between the fool and the captain in chapter 54 not only parallels the mounting tension between rebels and colonists but is an early example of the hugolian sublime. I guess I gave it 3 stars caomparing it with The last day It is the main differecne.

It was the first book of the complete works of Victor Hugo. Hugo shows that all the players in this drama bear some responsibility for the environment of catastrophe that is Haiti.

The ending is tragic and you know it from the beginning of the story. Physical Description p. Jan 14, Ray rated it really liked it. Hugo was young and dumb jarga, wrote some problematic and racist things about a place he had never visited but thought he could extend his european metropole views onto other europeans about the violent Haitian revolution.

One white plantation owner found himself ostracized merely because he was rumored to have a distant black relative. One can tell this is one of his first works.