Select manuscript from this collection: Cod. Bodmer 1  H-71.2 H-71.4  V-7.2  180/193
Country of Location:
Country of Location
Switzerland
Location:
Location
Cologny
Library / Collection:
Library / Collection
Fondation Martin Bodmer
Shelfmark:
Shelfmark
H-71.3
Manuscript Title:
Manuscript Title
Victor Hugo, [Impératrice] « Si j’étais femme (Hélas ! que je vous plains, ô mères !... ) », autograph
Caption:
Caption
Paper · 3 ff. · 21 x 30 cm · [Brussels ?] · October 11, 1869
Language:
Language
French
Manuscript Summary:
Manuscript Summary
This unsigned poem by Victor Hugo opens with the lines „Si j’étais femme (Hélas ! que je vous plains, ô mères ! …);“ it remained unpublished until 2009. Hugo himself crossed out the original title „Impératrice“ for being too obvious. The text is addressed to the wife of Napoleon III, Eugenia de Montijo, whom Hugo reproaches for her „bigoterie“ (3r) and her „signe de croix grotesque à l’espagnole“ (1r). Thus he extends to the spouse the criticism of Napoleon III that he had already presented in the Châtiments. The date of October 11, 1869, in Hugo’s own handwriting, suggests that the text was created in Brussels, where Hugo lived in exile since the coup of December 2, 1851. (fri)
DOI (Digital Object Identifier):
DOI (Digital Object Identifier
10.5076/e-codices-fmb-ms-Hugo-H-071-003 (http://dx.doi.org/10.5076/e-codices-fmb-ms-Hugo-H-071-003)
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http://e-codices.ch/en/list/one/fmb/ms-Hugo-H-071-003
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Cologny, Fondation Martin Bodmer, H-71.3: Victor Hugo, [Impératrice] « Si j’étais femme (Hélas ! que je vous plains, ô mères !... ) », autograph (http://e-codices.ch/en/list/one/fmb/ms-Hugo-H-071-003).
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Online Since
12/17/2015
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