VICTOR HUGO'S NOVELS Toilers of the Sea (ca. 1880)
THE NOVELS OF VICTOR HUGO. TOILERS OF THE SEA. NINETY-THREE. VOLUME IV. PROFUSELY ILLUSTRATED WITH ELEGANT WOOD ENGRAVINGS., P. F. COLIER, PUBLISHER, NEW YORK.
Toilers of the Sea is a novel by Victor Hugo published in 1866. The book is dedicated to the island of Guernsey, where Hugo spent 15 years in exile. Hugo uses the setting of a small island community to transmute seemingly mundane events into drama of the highest calibre.
A woman arrives in Guernsey, with her son Gilliat, and buys a house said to be haunted. The boy grows up, the woman dies. Gilliat becomes a good fisherman and sailor. People believe him to be a wizard.
Brown cloth cover with fancy gilt cover title. Solid binding with clean pages, a lightly rubbed cover with some mild stains to rear and a chewed bottom spine cloth edge. About 10-1/2 x 6-1/2 with 337 pp. Illustrated.