My Beloved Toto

Letters from Juliette Drouet to Victor Hugo 1833-1882

By Juliette Drouet
Edited by Evelyn Blewer
Notes by Evelyn Blewer & Victoria Tietze Larson
Translated by Victoria Tietze Larson
Introduction by Victoria Tietze Larson
Preface by Jean Gaudon

Subjects: Autobiography, Biography And Memoir
Series: SUNY series, Women Writers in Translation
Paperback : 9780791465721, 262 pages, June 2006
Hardcover : 9780791465714, 262 pages, October 2005

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Table of contents

Preface to the French Edition
Abbreviations
Introduction
Letters
1830s
Letters 1Ð40
Notes
1840s
Letters 41Ð77
Notes
1850s
Letters 78Ð130
Notes
1860s
Letters 131Ð166
Notes
1870s
Letters 167Ð182
Notes
1880s
Letters 183Ð186
Notes
Glossary
Note on the French Edition
List of Sources
Works Cited

Selected letters from Juliette Drouet to her lover, Victor Hugo, offering insights into nineteenth-century French culture as well as an insider’s look at the character, behavior, working habits, and day-to-day life of France’s most monumental man of letters.

Description

My Beloved Toto, a collection of letters written by Juliette Drouet to her lover, Victor Hugo, tells the story of a life and of the great love affair that shaped it. From 1833 until her death half a century later, Drouet wrote to Hugo twice daily on average, resulting in thousands of letters. The 186 translated here—most appearing in English for the first time—offer insights into nineteenth-century French culture as well as an insider's look at the character, behavior, working habits, and day-to-day life of France's most monumental man of letters.

Victoria Tietze Larson is Professor of Classics and General Humanities at Montclair State University and the translator of My Double Life: The Memoirs of Sarah Bernhardt, also published by SUNY Press.