Les Contemplations

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Les Contemplations
Author Victor Hugo
Original title Les Contemplations
Country France
Language French
Publisher 1856
Publication date
1859, 1877, 1883
Media type Print

Les Contemplations (The Contemplations) is a collection of poetry by Victor Hugo, published in 1856. It consists of 156 poems in six books. Most of the poems were written between 1841 and 1855, though the oldest date from 1830. Memory plays an important role in the collection, as Hugo was experimenting with the genre of autobiography in verse, the collection is equally an homage to his daughter Léopoldine Hugo, who drowned in the Seine.