Toilers of the Sea

Toilers of the Sea

by Victor Hugo


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Toilers of the Sea 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Alera on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The Toilers of the Sea is a bittersweet story, and while not in quite the vein of Hunchback and Les Mis it is still completely Victor Hugo. Gilliatt, the protagonist of this novel, undergoes what I can only compare to the mythical trials of Odysseus. In order to receive what he wants most, he must undertake the impossible. But, in the end, though he conquered wind and sea, battled monsters and his own failings, he forgot to anticipate the working of another human heart. His ending is both heartfelt and heartbreaking. Simply a lovely novel. While filled with typical Hugo over indulgence in descriptions, the final narrative is definitely worth the read.
Thissometimepoet More than 1 year ago
My only complaint with this version of "Toilers of the Sea" is the print size - I've seen phone books that were easier to read. They need to fix this.
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