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September 30, 2016

Literary Landmarks: Maison de Victor Hugo

Victor Hugh Home In Paris, Victor Hugo fans can get a Les Mis-fix by visiting the Maison de Victor Hugo, where the author lived from 1832 to 1848. The museum is free, and it's located in the Place des Vosges, one of the most beautiful squares in all of Paris. The apartment is now arranged to take you through Hugo's life and evoking his writings through furniture, objects and art works that belonged to him or were created by him. Don't leave without paying a visit to the Chinese art and artifacts in the Salon Chinois. Hugo designed the room for his mistress, Juliette Drouet.

For more information click here: Victor Hugo's Paris Home, or click here for books by Victor Hugo and here for French Literature.

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  • Edmund Spenser is appointed Sheriff of Cork, 1598
  • Mozart's final opera The Magic Flute premiers in Vienna, 1791
  • Dr. William Morton uses ether as anesthetic for the first time, to extract a tooth, 1846
  • Edgar Rice Burroughs novel - Tarzan and the Ant Men - is published, 1924
  • James Dean is killed in an auto collision at age 24, 1955
  • 1,400 draft cards are burned in anti-Vietnam war protest, Puerto Rico, 1970
  • Mordechai Vanunu is kidnapped by Israeli secret police in Rome, 1986
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  • Deborah Kerr (b. 1921), British actress
  • Truman Capote (1924-1984), American gothic novelist and journalist
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