The Man Who Laughs

The Man Who Laughs
A Romance of English History

By

5
(1 Review)
The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo

Published:

1888

Pages:

644

Downloads:

5,581

Share This

The Man Who Laughs
A Romance of English History

By

5
(1 Review)

Book Excerpt

did not know. Besides, it is asserted that Syriac is the language spoken in the midnight meetings at which uncanny people worship the devil. In medicine he justly preferred Galen to Cardan; Cardan, although a learned man, being but an earthworm to Galen.

To sum up, Ursus was not one of those persons who live in fear of the police. His van was long enough and wide enough to allow of his lying down in it on a box containing his not very sumptuous apparel. He owned a lantern, several wigs, and some utensils suspended from nails, among which were musical instruments. He possessed, besides, a bearskin with which he covered himself on his days of grand performance. He called this putting on full dress. He used to say, "I have two skins; this is the real one," pointing to the bearskin.

The little house on wheels belonged to himself and to the wolf. Besides his house, his retort, and his wolf, he had a flute and a violoncello on which he played prettily. He concocted his own elixirs. His wits yielded him enough

Readers reviews

5
4
3
2
1
5.0
Average from 1 Review
5
Write Review
5
First read this book when I was 8 or 9 and I never forgot about it. It became one of my favorite books. For me, one of Victor Hugo's best.