This volume of memoirs has a double character - historical and intimate. The life of a period, the XIX Century, is bound up in the life of a man, VICTOR HUGO. As we follow the events set forth we get the impression they made upon the mind of the extraordinary man who recounts them; and of all the personages he brings before us he himself is assuredly not the least interesting. In portraits from the brushes of Rembrandts there are always two portraits, that of the model and that of the painter.
The Memoirs of Victor Hugo
I was surprised how easy this was to read. The contrast between each of these little "pictures" is remarkable. In my opinion, "The Easter Flower" is delightful.
A few parts were beyond my historical knowledge but it was good to be extended in this way. Several of the stories need to be read in their historical context as in a modern voice they are offensive.