Victor Hugo is probably the most famous writer of all time in France. As a matter of fact when Andre Gide, another famous French author himself, was asked who was the most famous French writer, his answer was, Victor Hugo. Victor Hugo’s works is HUGE and includes poetry, novels, political reviews, articles and more. His best known work here, in America are Les Miserable (1831) and The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1862).
Victor Hugo was born in 1802 in Besancon, France. He started his writing very early in life and his dramatic poetry work in his teenage years. Victor Hugo, was not only a famous writer, but also a political figure in the second half of his life, as he supported the republican form of French government of his time. In 1841 his was elected at the Academie Francaise.