Bug-Jargal, Victor Hugo’s second published novel is set in , during the Haitian Revolution. The plot ostensibly turns around a love triangle between the. Bug-Jargal has ratings and 30 reviews. classic reverie said: When I saw that Victor Hugo’s first novel written in was Bug-Jargal, I did not know. Critics do not agree on how to read Victor Hugo’s first work of narrativ tion, Bug- Jargal (published , revised ). Set during the slave in the French.

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I am an addict. Published July 26th by Broadview Press Inc first published Oct 13, Mikey rated it it was amazing. Bongie’s parallel between literary and historical uses of documents leads him to conclude that language “betrays” history Hugo was young and dumb and wrote some problematic and racist things about a place he had never visited but thought he could extend fictor european metropole views onto other europeans about the violent Haitian revolution.

Return to Book Page. I guess I gave it 3 stars caomparing it with The last day Reading other books of monsieur Hugo you cannot predcit the ending, it is always a cliff-hanger “Bug-Jargal” is clear and simple.

J’ai entrepris de lire tous ses ouvrages par ordre croissant. Hugo bases the story on the Haitian slave uprising in the late 18th century.

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. This tree, whose top and roots were both swept by the torrent, hung over the abyss like a skeleton arm, and was so destitute of foliage that I could not distinguish its species.

It shows how a king robbed of his throne struggles to maintain his freedom and free his fellows from the harsh conditions bestowed by their colonial masters. Buh story of Bug-Jargal begins several weeks hubo the Haitian Revolutionwhen Toussaint Louverture fights the colonial regime. This is a favorite of mine because the relationship between both main characters which despite their trials are true to each other.


It is a world that seemingly nourishes while simultaneously destroying.

The modern day practice of Vodou in Haiti today bears many remnants of the French Catholicism that the Haitian slaves never quite understood, but attempted to mimic nonetheless. Hugo attempts to untangle this mass of errant human dispositions, which serve nothing more than to perpetuate evil on the island.

He both commands obedience and the worship of his fellow slaves and befriends our captain. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Other Authors Bongie, Chris. The rebel blacks set fire to the cane fields, forests, and estates; which was the only way of permanently discouraging the more technologically advanced French planters. This book made me want to get a dog. Beside, the subject, the place, the characters, didn’t seem to me what I would expect from Hugo.

Bug-Jargal by Victor Hugo

It was a very suspenseful and action-packed story of the slave revolt in Haiti. The scene in which a hypocrite white philanthropist and the planter of doubtful origin are brought before the fierce rebel leader Biassou to be judged is the most revealing part of the entire novel.

In attempting to convince Biassou to spare his life, the philanthropist spews forth a profusion of ways that he can help the blacks with his knowledge of crops, engineering, construction, and economics; only to receive the retort of Biassou that: Chris Bongie provides a richly contextualized version that vicotr appeal to historians, literary scholars, and general readers alike.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian. Refresh and try again. University of Newcastle Jargl. Also perfect description of colonialism and colonial tyranny. Hugo readily condemns nearly every suppressive weapon employed by those in power by mirroring their uses by blacks on whites.


Who rarely speaks and is just a hollow shell of a character???? Not as brutal or as vivid as Hans of Iceland, but okay.

It addresses questions such as: Comments and jxrgal What are comments? From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Print Save Cite Email Share. Nevertheless I found myself really into it. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Hugo seems to build his protagonist, Bug-jargal, after Mackandal, but turns Bug-jargal into jargall Christ-like figure, who offers up his life for others. Open to the public Book; Illustrated English Show 0 more libraries Map of Saint Domingue Works Cited. Contact Contact Us Help. For this is a drama of intense evil, perpetuated by all the human actors, who daily live the scenes. Translated by Chris Bongie.

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Mar 24, Doyle rated it liked it. Found at these bookshops Searching – please wait Je le recommande absolument, de un c’e Bien, bien, bien To ask other readers questions about Bug-Jargalplease sign up. This article about a s novel is a stub. I was especially drawn to Bug-jargal because it deals with the Haitian revolution, a place I have visited and read much about. Should you choose to adopt the book after viewing an electronic copy we will be happy to provide a bound desk copy.

It was a social hierarchy built upon systemic hatred.