To Love Is to Act – Les Miserables and Victor Hugo’s Vision for Leading Lives of Conscience

Author: Marva A. Barnett Alain Boublil Claude-michel Schoenberg

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“To love is to act”– “Aimer, c’est agir.” These words, which Victor Hugo wrote three days before he died, epitomize his life’s philosophy. His love of freedom, democracy, and all people–especially the poor and wretched–drove him not only to write his epic Les Miserables but also to follow his conscience. We have much to learn from Hugo, who battled for justice, lobbied against slavery and the death penalty, and fought for the rights of women and children. In a series of essays that interweave Hugo’s life with Les Miserables and point to the novel’s contemporary relevance, To Love Is to Act explores how Hugo reveals his guiding principles for life, including his belief in the redemptive power of love and forgiveness. Enriching the book are insights from artists who captured the novel’s heart in the famed musical, Les Mis creators Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schoenberg, producer of the musical Les Miserables Cameron Mackintosh, film director Tom Hooper, and award-winning actors who have portrayed Jean Valjean: Colm Wilkinson and Hugh Jackman. show more

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Weight 466 g
Author

Marva A. Barnett Alain Boublil Claude-michel Schoenberg

Publisher

Swan Isle Press

Binding

Paperback / softback

ISBN-10

0997228768

Dimensions

153 x 228 x 22

Language

English

Country of Pub

United States

Book Condition

New

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