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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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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. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. It has no long descriptions, only action.

Physical Description p. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Hugo wasn’t the great humanist that our teachers taught, he was for a long time okay with slavery and all his life admire the european colonisation of Jargap.

Pierrot luckily comes to the rescue of D’Auverney, who learns that Pierrot is really Bug-Jargal, the mystical leader of the slaves. Found at these bookshops Searching – please wait I read this on my kindle. To support a cause merely philosophically, without throwing ones efforts behind it, is half heartedness; it is a lukewarmness that sickens the observer by its shear hypocritical impotence.

Aug 06, Rodrigo rated it liked it. The story t This is a wonderful story woven but the colonial era and entails a friendship between a master and his revolting slave.


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Chris Bongie Publication Date: This book made me want to get a dog. To include a comma in your tag, surround the tag with double quotes. Nov 09, classic reverie rated it it was amazing Shelves: When the white man of doubtful origin comes to be judged by Biassou, he suddenly exclaims that he is part black, a fact that he has heretofore denied his entire life.

Not because it is not well written or so. My drug paraphernalia reads, ‘Who can tell if the bullets of the enemy nay not have spared his head for his country’s guillotine? He also devotes much of the introduction and notes to demonstrating how Hugo had pieced together portions of the novel from historical sources.

Hugo attempts to untangle this mass of iargal human dispositions, which serve nothing more than to perpetuate evil on the island. Hugo has his character, the rebellious leader Biassou, remark as follows in reference to such pillage: Pierrot saves Marie from a slave hygo and whisks her away, but D’Auverney, thinking that Pierrot had kidnapped his new wife for his own desires, wanders into a dark grotto.

I was especially drawn to Bug-jargal because it deals with the Haitian revolution, a place I have visited and read much about. Notes Includes bibliographical references.

A bit flat in the telling, bit still very French. A difficult and complex read that looks at the horrendous history of slavery in French controlled Haiti towards the end of the 19th century.


Hugo’s manipulation of colonial historical documents have prompted Bongie to argue that between bhgthe memory of the revolt in Saint Domingue had already suffered from politically-motivated obscurantism that hugp in the Restoration’s “erasure of revolutionary history” It was written when the author was sixteen.

Bug-Jargal by Victor Hugo.

Preface to Nouvelles Odes Appendix D: When concluding a book, certain last sentences release Night and the day, when united, Bring forth the light. Hugo gives examples of both sides with those tendencies and shows the inhumanity of brutal and cruel acts of slavery. Bbug 08, Jen rated it did not like it. Mulattoes held themselves above the full blacks and whites despised both mulattoes, blacks, and even poorer whites.

Bug-Jargal by Victor Hugo

Being Victor Hugo’s first novel you can actually see how remarkable his works are as a writer. The plot around Bug Jargal is great but there are too many events between leopold and pierrot which remind us that this is a novel Prejudice The most brilliant accomplishment jafgal this novel is the exposure of the levels of prejudice exhibited between whites, the half-breed mulattoes, and the full blacks.

I guess I gave it 3 stars caomparing it with The last day Open Preview See a Problem?