Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction
Victor Hugo: A Brief Chronology
A Note on the Text

Bug-Jargal

Appendix A: “Bug-Jargal” (1820)

Appendix B: “The Saint Domingue Revolt” (1845)

Appendix C: Politics and Poetics

  1. Review of Sir Walter Scott’s Quentin Durward (1823)
  2. Preface to Nouvelles Odes (1824)

Appendix D: Contemporary Reviews

  1. From Le Globe (Journal littéraire) (1826)
  2. From Le Drapeau blanc (1826)
  3. From Le Mercure du dix-neuvième siècle (1826)
  4. From C.A. Chauvet, “Des romans de M. Victor Hugo,” Revue encyclopédique (1831)
  5. From Charles-Augustin Sainte-Beuve, “Les Romans de Victor Hugo,” Journal des débats (1832)

Appendix E: Historical and Cultural Sources

  1. From Bryan Edwards, An Historical Survey of the French Colony in the Island of St. Domingo (1797)
  2. From Pamphile de Lacroix, Mémoires pour servir à l’histoire de la Révolution de Saint-Domingue (1819)
  3. From Henri Grégoire, De la littérature des nègres (1808)

Appendix F: Literary Sources

  1. From Jean-Baptiste Picquenard, Adonis, ou Le bon nègre (1798)
  2. From Jean-Baptiste Picquenard, Zoflora; or, The Generous Negro Girl (1804)

Appendix G: Map of Saint Domingue

Works Cited

Posted on October 29, 2015