Victor Hugo's Guernsey
The island as the poet knew it. Victor Hugo was in Guernsey for more than 15 years. During that time he got to know its geography very well, on long walks and coach rides. He had a circle of friends; some were French, and some were Guernsey locals. This exhibition includes material lent by islanders to the Library and illustrates just some of the aspects of the great poet's life here, including original letters, signed works, and a copy of an album of illustrations of Hugo's famous novel Les Misérables, which was on display in Hugo's smoking room at Hauteville House in 1866.