6 Victor Hugo Quotes to Set Your Mind Free

6 Victor Hugo Quotes to Set Your Mind Free

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French poet and novelist Victor Hugo, author of Les Misérables, is known for his delicate language which leaves readers experiencing a myriad of feels.   Though Hugo’s impactful words can elicit strong emotion in his readers, his words also have the ability to take away the anxiety and worries that burden us. Here are 6 Victor Hugo quotes to set your mind free:                 Featured Image Via ‘Amelia Musical Playhouse’ All Quote Images Via ‘Quotefancy’

6 Popular Books That Took Over 10 Years to Write

6 Popular Books That Took Over 10 Years to Write

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If you’re a writer out there then you know it can take time to finish a work of art. Whether its a short story or an epic novel, a lot of time and thought goes into finishing a story. I recently wrote an article about 12 challenging books readers struggle to finish and while researching it I learned that it took James Joyce 17 years to finish Finnegans Wake. I repeat 17 years. While that figure seemed shocking, it certainly wasn’t the only story that took a long time to see daylight. Here are 6 popular books that took at …

Idris Elba to Star as Quasimodo in Latest ‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame’ Adaptation

Idris Elba to Star as Quasimodo in Latest ‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame’ Adaptation

Excuse me… What? Yup, you read that right. Idris Elba will star in, direct, produce, and provide original music for the Netflix exclusive film. Wow, that is a lot. This is not his first rodeo behind the camera. He made his debut at Sundance with Yardie last year.     Victor Hugo’s Hunchback of Notre Dame has been tackled many times, with the most famous adaptation being Disney’s 1996 animated musical that traumatized me.   Via GIPHY   I am interested to see what Elba will bring to the table that will make this version stand out. He sure is …

Marius and Cosette’s Marriage in ‘Les Miserables’ Is Why I’m Alive

Marius and Cosette’s Marriage in ‘Les Miserables’ Is Why I’m Alive

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One of the first pieces of classic literature that I was able to get my hands on was Victor Hugo’s Les Miserables. The novel is a huge undertaking for anyone, let alone a fifteen-year-old kid, but I was a huge fan of the Claude-Michel Schonberg and Alain Boublil musical of the same name, so I just had to read the book! Today, February 16, 2018, is the 185th anniversary of the story’s two main lovers: Marius and Cosette, so what better way to celebrate such a terrific feat of domestic bliss than with an article recounting their love transcending time?   Image …

7 Authors For Whom I Have Genuine Romantic Feelings

7 Authors For Whom I Have Genuine Romantic Feelings

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Over the course of my life I have fallen in love with so many authors, and this is almost solely based on their ability to pen some of the most beautiful lines and prose that my eyes have ever had the pleasure to soak up. Whether these authors are alive or dead, attractive or ugly, male or female, I have developed a crush on almost every single one whose words have given me reason to mark a page. I call it unrequited reader love. With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, I wanted to compile a list of some of my main author crushes, complete …