Victor Hugo the hero and lover enjoys big TV revival

This file photo taken on October 10, 2006 shows the statue of Victor Hugo near the chapel in the courtyard of the Sorbonne university in Paris. He is worshipped as a saint in thousands of Vietnamese temples, held up as a prophet of European unity and a human rights hero for his campaigning against the death penalty. Now the great French novelist Victor Hugo is about to become a television icon with a big-budget BBC adaptation of his masterpiece "Les Miserables" and an equally lavish series ret





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