Victor Hugo (Born February 26, 1802)

Les Miserables, by Victor Hugo in 1862, is considered one of the greatest novels of the nineteenth century. The Broadway musical adaptation in 1987 won eight Tony Awards, including one for Best Musical, and the movie in 2013 garnered three Academy Awards.

Victor Hugo often alluded to Jesus and Paul in his writings. In his book entitled William Shakespeare, he highlights examples of “great men” referencing Paul’s conversion on the road to Damascus from Acts 9. “The road to Damascus shall be forever the route of great minds. It shall also be the route of nations. For nations, those vast individualisms, have . . . their crisis and their hours. Paul, after his august fall, arose again.”

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