L'Homme ui rit

L'Homme ui rit[BOOKS] ✸ L'Homme ui rit ⚦ Victor Hugo – Tbjewellers.co.uk Victor Hugo's The Man Who Laughs first published under the French title L'Homme ui Rit in April 1869 is a sad and sordid tale not the sort of tale of the moment Hugo was known for It starts on the nig Victor Hugo's The Man Who Laughs first published under the French title L'Homme ui Epub / L'Homme ui rit in April is a sad and sordid tale not the sort of tale of the moment Hugo was known for It starts on the night of January a ten year old boy abandoned the stern men who've kept him since infancy have wearied of him The boy wanders barefoot and starving through a snowstorm to reach a gibbet bearing the corpse of a hanged criminal Beneath the gibbet is a ragged woman frozen to death The boy is about to move onward when he hears a sound within the woman's garments He discovers an infant girl barely alive clutching the woman's breast A single drop of frozen milk resembling a pearl is on the woman's lifeless breast.

Victor Hugo in full Victor Marie Hugo poet playwrighter novelist dramatist essayist L'Homme ui Epub / visual artist statesman human rights campaigner and perhaps the most influential exponent of the Romantic movement in France who was the most important of the French Romantic writers Though regarded in France as one of that country’s greatest poets he is better known abroad for such novels as Notre Dam.

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  • Paperback
  • 672 pages
  • L'Homme ui rit
  • Victor Hugo
  • English
  • 16 February 2015
  • 9781934169001

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  1. says:

    L'Homme ui Rit The Man Who Laughs By Order of the King Victor HugoThe Man Who Laughs also published under the title By Order of the King is a novel by Victor Hugo originally published in April 1869 under the French title L'Homme ui rit It was adapted into a popular 1928 film directed by Paul Leni and starring Conrad Veidt Mary Philbin and Olga Baclanova It was recently adapted for the 2012 French film L'Homme ui Rit directed by Jean Pierre Améris and starring Gérard Depardieu Marc André Grondin and Christa Theret In 2016 it was adapted as The Grinning Man an English musical In 2018 The Man Who Laughs is set to be adapted into a South Korean musical of the same name starring EXO's Suho Park Hyo shin and Park Kang HyunIn late 17th century England a homeless boy named Gwynplaine rescues an infant girl during a snowstorm her mother having frozen to death whilst feeding her They meet an itinerant carnival vendor who calls himself Ursus and his pet wolf Homo Gwynplaine's mouth has been mutilated into a perpetual grin; Ursus is initially horrified then moved to pity and he takes them in Fifteen years later Gwynplaine has grown into a strong young man attractive except for his distorted visage The girl now named Dea is blind and has grown into a beautiful and innocent young woman By touching his face Dea concludes that Gwynplaine is perpetually happy They fall in love Ursus and his surrogate children earn a meagre living in the fairs of southern England Gwynplaine keeps the lower half of his face concealed In each town Gwynplaine gives a stage performance in which the crowds are provoked to laughter when Gwynplaine reveals his grotesue face The spoiled and jaded Duchess Josiana the illegitimate daughter of King James II is bored by the dull routine of court Her fiancé David Dirry Moir to whom she has been engaged since infancy tells the Duchess that the only cure for her boredom is Gwynplaine Josiana attends one of Gwynplaine's performances and is aroused by the combination of his virile grace and his facial deformity Gwynplaine is aroused by Josiana's physical beauty and haughty demeanor Later an agent of the royal court Barkilphedro who wishes to humiliate and destroy Josiana by compelling her to marry the 'clown' Gwynplaine arrives at the caravan and compels Gwynplaine to follow him Gwynplaine is ushered to a dungeon in London where a physician named Harduannone is being tortured to death Harduannone recognizes Gwynplaine and identifies him as the boy whose abduction and disfigurement Harduannone arranged twenty three years earlier A flashback relates the doctor's story During the reign of the despotic King James II in 1685–1688 one of the King's enemies was Lord Linnaeus Clancharlie Maruis of Corleone who had fled to Switzerland Upon the baron's death the King arranged the abduction of his two year old son and legitimate heir Fermain The King sold Fermain to a band of wanderers called Comprachicos criminals who mutilate and disfigure children who are then forced to beg for alms or who are exhibited as carnival freaksتاریخ نخستین خوانش ماه دسامبر سال 1983 میلادیعنوان مردی که میخندد؛ نویسنده ویکتور هوگو؛ مترجم جواد محیی؛ مشخصات نشر تهران، کتابهای جیبی آسیا، 1346، در 2 جلدعنوان مردی که میخندد؛ نویسنده ویکتور هوگو؛ مترجم جواد محیی؛ مشخصات نشر تهران، گوتنبرگ، چاپ دوم ؟؟؟؟، در 487 صعنوان مردی که میخندد؛ نویسنده ویکتور هوگو؛ مترجم رضا فکور؛ مشخصات نشر تهران، سعیدی، 1349، در 280 صعنوان مردی که میخندد؛ نویسنده ویکتور هوگو؛ مترجم داود وقار؛ مشخصات نشر تهران، ارغوان، 1362، در 480 صعنوان مردی که میخندد؛ نویسنده ویکتور هوگو؛ مترجم امیر اسماعیلی؛ مشخصات نشر تهران، شقایق، 1363، دو جلد در یک مجلد 256 صعنوان مردی که میخندد؛ نویسنده ویکتور هوگو؛ مترجم کیومرث پارسای؛ مشخصات نشر تهران، دبیر، 1388، 103 صاین کتاب با ترجمه محمدعلی شیرازی نیز چاپ و نشر شده استروایت زندگی غم انگیز کودکی به نام «جوئین پلین» است، که از بدو تولد، بی خانمان، و هیچگاه خانواده ی خود را، ندیده است، جوئین توسط «کومپراچیکو»ها خریداران بچه، خریداری شده؛ و در ده سالگی، از آنها جدا میشود جوئین پلین در خلال داستان، جان یک دختر بچه ی یک ساله ی نابینا را نجات میدهد البته آن دختر بچه مادرزاد نابینا نبوده است بلکه در یک سالگی نابینا میشود سپس جوئین پلین همراه با آن دختر بچه، که اکنون او نیز بی خانمان است، نزد یک مرد تنها، به نام «اورسوس»، بزرگ میشوند؛ و به خاطر قیافه ی زشت، و مضحک جوئین پلین، که بسیار برای اجرای نمایش، خوب و مناسب است؛ و مردم را به خنده میاندازد، به اجرای نمایش در شهرها میپردازند داستان نیز درمورد عشق جوئین پلین، و آن دخترک که «دئا» نام دارد، است هشدار در ادامه ماجرا لو میرود اگر هنوز کتاب را نخوانده اید و پایان داستان نمیخواهید لو برود از خوانش ادامه خودداری کنید؛ در اواخر داستان مشخص میشود، که قیافه ی زشت جوئین پلین نیز، که گویی همیشه بر آن لبخندی نقش بسته است، به دلیل جراحی ای است، که کسانیکه با پدر وی دشمنی داشته اند، روی چهره ی او انجام داده اند، پدر «جوئین پلین» از اشراف بزرگ کشور بوده، و جوئین پلین نام اصلی خود را، که «لرد کلانچارلی» است، باز مییابد؛ و میفهمد که یک لرد است، و زمینها و کاخهای بسیاری از آن اوست، و این دست سرنوشت بوده، که تاکنون او را اینگونه همراه با سختی و بدبختی بار آورده است ا شربیانی

  2. says:

    From my personal perspective this book is an UNSUNG MASTERPIECE Could it be a dark fable as well? I think soHugo must have heard the story during his exile It clicked for him Big TimePERFECT uoth he for my disfigured hero will stand for all those who refuse to discontinue despite the pressuring of authority their eternal unabashed public display of a POSITIVE MORAL ATTITUDEJust like Victor Hugo himselfSo he had a bit of black humoured fun In Paris as in any modern country dark deceit and hypocrisy ruled the roostTime to SHAKE THEM UP A BIT ya think? So he didAnd of course like the poor hero of Les Misérables Hugo was none too popular with la crème de la crème But guess what?His readers and now his film and musical viewers ADORED AND WILL ALWAYS ADORE himIt doesn’t hurt his storyline here that he added a bit of a beaut in the way of an innocent story of two simple hearts WAY beyond the corruption of the ‘normal’ human heartAnd Hugo knew true love’s ways RARELY survive the awful and onerous degradation of the jeering world He was an ethically sound sort of PRACTICAL man and hence he was a pessimistSo yes it IS a sad story Though you can hear the resounding echoes of unworldly Voltairean cackles throughoutBut it remains a novel with a HeartA broken weeping heart

  3. says:

    I write this having just finished the last page closed completed and I am breathless Victor Hugo is not an easy read there are moments in which he loses himself to very specific detail and matter of fact descriptions But what you find interwoven through the dry passages is of such exuisite beauty that it is often worth pressing onward I do not currently make that exception for any other author but Hugo because the good is just so good As it is here with L'homme ui rit Gorgeous gorgeous characters Ursus and Homo being particular favourites of mine This is Hugo at his Romantic best with Gwynplaine the archetypal Romantic hero What I did not but should of expected was that ending But of course I cannot go into much detail regarding that here If you are a fan of Hugo I recommend it if you are not I advise be patient struggle a bit now and then the payoff is worth it

  4. says:

    What an emotional roller coaster of a read I have read criticisms of this book that said that it was a good story that was poorly executed I totally disagree I think it was brilliant You have to know going in with Hugo that the story isn't going to be straightforward and that there are going to be lots and lots of tangents that at the time might seem irrelevant but always end up tying into the main story This book has the most heart breaking beginning and ending that I have read in a while If you are a Hugo fan read this book

  5. says:

    Oh my do I love this book I don’t even know where to begin with reviewing it because there’s so much stuff in there Perhaps with a word of warning this is not an easy book to read It’s huge the descriptions can feel long useless and drawn out at time but just like other writers who produced door stoppers of amazing literature I’m thinking Dickens Tolstoy and al Hugo created novels that are infinitely rewarding And I promise you everything ties together in the endThis is the story of Gwynplaine a horribly disfigured orphan is mouth has been cut on each side giving him a permanent chilling smile He finds on a cold winter night a blind infant girl still curled up in the arms of the mother who died of cold and starvation somewhere in southern England He rescues her and gets rescued in his turn by Ursus a wandering carnie of sorts who lives alone in his caravan with his pet wolf Homo He adopts both children and they form a modest but happy family for fifteen years performing in carnivals all over the country Dea the baby now grown up into a lovely young girl has fallen in love with Gwynplaine when she touches his face he seems perpetually happy and smiling to her because of his scarsA bored and spoiled duchess by the name of Josiane is told by her fiancé that seeing the show Gwynplaine and Ursus put on his the only cure to her ennui She is perversely aroused by Gwynplaine’s grotesue appearance so she has him summoned to court This will lead Gwynplaine to discover his real identity and change his lifeThis is a rather obscure novel in the Hugo canon and I’ll never understand that Maybe because it is very political A long section is devoted to Gwynplaine acting as a mouthpiece for Hugo’s anti monarchy manifesto which is brilliantly written He uses his deformed protagonist to make a vitriolic critiue of social identities bases on wealth and class But Hugo also packs much than politics in “The Man Who Laughs” he talks about love between family members and lovers the real worth of wealth and the fleetingness of lust with some of the most beautiful prose I have ever read“La beauté de la chair c’est de n’être point marbre; c’est de palpiter c’est de trembler c’est de rougir c’est de saigner; c’est d’avoir la fermeté sans avoir la dureté; c’est d’être blanche sans être froide; c’est d’avoir ses tressaillement et ses infirmités; c’est d’être la vie et le marbre est la mortThe beauty of flesh is to not be marble; it’s to shiver it’s to tremble it’s to blush it’s to bleed; it’s to have firmness but to not be hard; it’s to be white without being cold; it’s to have its thrills and infirmities; it’s to be life where marble is death”OufIf you have never read Hugo before this is a good place to start to get a taste of his incredible talent without committing to the sacred monster that is “Les Misérables” or “Notre Dame de Paris” A grand masterful workThe most recent movie adaptation with Gérard Depardieu as Ursus and Montreal's own Marc André Grondin as Gwynplaine is visually stunning and shattering If you get a chance to watch it please do you won't regret it

  6. says:

    As is often the case with Victor Hugo's works he often tends to discourage the reader towards the beginning of the novel with a long drawn out description of seemingly mundane details people or circumstances Then just as one begins to yawnthere emerges a plot line that joins all these details into one and set the story in motion captivating the reader infinitely This is one of the few books I've read where this urge to throw oneself into the story stays throughout the whole novel The Man Who Laughs also stands as although one of Hugo's lesser known works one of his most depressing and dare I say even so than Les Miserables Not to mention that the whole book is so deliciously and richly written that I could continue assigning food metaphors to it

  7. says:

    This is an astonishing book and uite emotionally draining I doubt if there is another writer who creates such an understanding of the human condition as does Victor Hugoand yes that includes Charles Dickens who is one of my favorite authors Seldom have I read a story that was so entirely immersive The writer took me deeply into the culture of the time the settings the politics and gave me a sense of the day to day life Conseuently I KNEW these characters to the point that I could probably have predicted their actions had the story moved along a different path Modern readers are likely to be troubled by the at times overwhelming detail If your wonderful writing ideal is the work of James Patterson Hugo's detail will drive you crazy His characters don't simply walk across town They interact with their environment to the point that I felt that I was there on many occasions Yes there were times that I wished that so much extensive detail had not been provided Yet I was ALWAYS rewarded for my patience Seemingly throw away acts came back at a crucial point of the story later and I did not need to stop and ponder Oh who is that character again? As I mentioned earlier this one plunged into the depths of my emotions There were times that I literally laughed aloud was horrified and cried That doesn't happen too often for me when reading the written word Oh I'm involved to the point of desperately wanting to know what will happen next but seldom to the point of an injury to a character being an injury to me This is the third Victor Hugo novel that I've readall were exceptional And while I wouldn't consider this to be his masterwork I give it a high recommendation without hesitation

  8. says:

    Could not force myself to give this book than 2 stars cause the goodreads rating systems tells me two stars euals with it's okay rating and three with I liked it which I didn't I should also state here that I could not finish it I gave up on it on page 500 but I couldn't take it any So why did I picked it up?1 Hugo is one of my fav authors and he had me bewitched by the notre dame novel However this one was packed with historical facts ? and details I mean imagin the story actually started on page 100 and it was only one chapter before the historical things started again2 The story seemed compelling and the fun fact that Batman's Jocker was inspired by the main character was interesting3 This pictureDamn he looked good in that oneHowever like I said the book was filled with details character's long long long background stories and many historical events that I am not sure that they've happened The actual story was spread throught that boring than 600 page long text and I had actually considared the option of giving up on it for than five times but I did hang on cause most of the reviews on Goodreads were 5 star ratings So I've thought that maybe it was me and the book is a masterpiece that I can't appreciate But honestly it was too tiring to read So friendly advice to anyone who will pick it up next if the book doesn't appeal to you from the first ten chapters give up on it because it will never get better

  9. says:

    Superb I took my time with this one it's so chock full of stunning scenes Book Second chapter 17 exuisite symbols and absolute jewels for sentences I really cannot say enough about how beautiful the writing is Hugo has the tendency to rant he goes on and on about things that seem peripheral listing the pedigrees and holdings of lords for one or including Usus' speeches which are rambling and at times incomprehensible at least to less than brilliant me but I liked this too It makes the wonderful bits which is 95% that much acute I've avoided reading Les Miserables or The Hunchback of Notre Dame until now because the stories are so well known and long and I've seen the movies but The Man Who Laughs has convinced me that they will be well worth it I tell you the part where ten year old Gwynplain is abandoned in the snow? I knew then that Hugo was out to torture me Some of his workCharybdis is poverty but Scylla is wealthI am so saturated with respect that I need scornThe human race is a mouth and I am its crySome think this is his best novel I wouldn't doubt it I highly recommend it

  10. says:

    A lesser known of Hugo’s work This complex and wearying novel took me weeks to finish and I really really wanted to stop reading it He’d get a character in a real solid fix and then spread pages and pages and pages rambling on about tides and moons and philosophy and religion and evolution and meaninglessness andoh yeah the character While he did have a point with most of the excess baggage he dumped into this novel where at the end he drew together that wider picture for the reader’s benefit 13 of it could have been said so much uicker The book is often shockingly graphic and cruel which also is intentional on Hugo’s part but which often turned my stomachthe atrocities of the story aren’t meant to be enjoyed If you enjoy certain passages of this book especially a torture scene there’s something wrong There are also some very sensualsexual scenesBut what really dropped my rating is how utterly meaningless it all seems to be There is so much left to chance and then tossed over one’s shoulder Just when things start looking up for the MC circumstances lead up to the ending events and everything just piled on himbut at that point I was so tired I didn’t even careHugo hates the British ruling class and that comes out loud and clear here But not all of them are bad and becoming one is not a doom Someone needed to set a good example or to run away to a better land and be content as a poor manThere is no content no faith no abiding love except a doomed one no fatherhood in the man who has congratulated himself that he is a perfect father by choice What’s left is painfully bleakThis book in a sentence life without the hope and comfort of salvation is no life at all

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