Last Day of a Condemned Man, The

Christopher Moncrieff, Victor Hugo

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Alma Books Ltd

Published: 5th Nov '21

£5.99

The Last Day of a Condemned Man is an eloquent plea for compassion and a masterpiece of realist fiction. This edition includes Preface to the 1832 edition, a manifest of Hugo’s personal opnions, A Comedy about a Tragedy and Claude Gueux, an early example of “true crime” fiction.

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A first-person diary of a prisoner’s final day before being executed for an unspecified crime, Victor Hugo’s poignant tale vividly conveys the mental anguish of a man confronted with the intransigent mechanism of justice, as his mind seeks refuge in recollections from his past and philosophical musings on his inevitable fate. As relevant today as when it was first published in 1829, The Last Day of a Condemned Man is an eloquent plea for compassion and a masterpiece of realist fiction. This edition includes the Preface to the 1832 edition of the book, a manifest of Hugo’s personal opinions, ‘A Comedy about a Tragedy’ and ‘Claude Gueux’, an early example of “true crime” fiction.

Additional information

Dimensions 129 × 198 mm
Page Count 101