Ninety-three

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Ninety-three  (1900) 
by Victor Hugo, translator not mentioned
Ninety-Three (Quatrevingt-treize) is the last novel by the French writer Victor Hugo. Published in 1874, shortly after the bloody upheaval of the Paris Commune, the novel concerns the Revolt in the Vendée and Chouannerie—the counter-revolutionary revolts in 1793 during the French Revolution. It is divided into three parts, but not chronologically; each part tells a different story, offering a different view of historical general events.
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NINETY-THREE.


By VICTOR HUGO,

Author of "Les Miserables," "Hunchback of Notre Dame," "By Order
of the King," "Toilers of the Sea," "History of a Crime."


A. L. BURT COMPANY,
PUBLISHERS, NEW YORK.



CONTENTS.




PART FIRST.—AT SEA.
 
BOOK FIRST.
 
CHAPTER PAGE
The Woods of La Saudraie 8

BOOK SECOND.—THE CORVETTE "CLAYMORE."
 
I. England and France. 20
II. A Night on Shipboard, and concerning the Passenger. 23
III. Noble and Plebeian in Alliance. 25
IV. Tormentum Belli. 31
V. Vis et Vir. 33
VI. The Two Scales of the Balance. 38
VII. A Voyage is a Lottery. 41
VIII. 9—380 44
IX. Some one Escapes. 49
X. Does he Escape? 51

BOOK THIRD.—HALMALO.
 
I. The Persuasive Power of Human Speech. 54
II. A Peasant's Memory is Worth a Captain's Knowledge. 59

BOOK FOURTH.—TELLMARCH.
 
I. The Top of the Dune. 68
II. Aures Habet et non Audiet. 71
III. The Advantage of Large Letters. 73
IV. The Caimand. 75
V. Signed "Gauvain". 81
VI. The Sudden Changes of Civil War. 84
VII. No Mercy: The Watchword of the Commune. No Quarter: The Watchword of the Princes. 88

PART SECOND—IN PARIS.
 
BOOK FIRST.—CIMOURDAIN.
 
I. The Streets of Paris at this Period. 94
II. Cimourdain. 101
III. A Heel not Dipped in the Styx. 107

BOOK SECOND.—THE PUBLIC HOUSE OF THE RUE DU PAON.
 
I. Minos, Æacus, and Rhadamanthus. 111
II. Magna Testantur Voce per Umbras. 112
III. The Thrill of Hidden Chords. 126

BOOK THIRD.—THE CONVENTION.
 
I. The Convention. 135
II. Marat in the Lobby. 158

PART THIRD.—IN VENDEE.
 
BOOK FIRST.—IN VENDEE.
 
I. The Forests. 164
II. The Men. 166
III. Men and Forests in Connivance. 168
IV. Their Life Underground. 170
V. Their Life in Time of War. 172
VI. The Soul of the Earth absorbed by Men. 177
VII. La Vendée was the End of Brittany. 180

BOOK SECOND.—THE THREE CHILDREN.
 
I. Plus Quam Civilia Bella. 181
II. Dol. 188
III. Small Armies and Great Battles. 194
IV. It is the Second Time. 201
V. The Drop of Cold Water. 203
VI. A Healed Breast, a Bleeding Heart. 206
VII. The Two Poles of Truth. 211
VIII. Dolorosa. 217
IX. A Provincial Bastille. 220
X. The Hostages. 228
XI. Terrible as in Ancient Days. 234
XII. A Scheme for Escape. 237
XIII. What the Marquis Does. 240
XIV. What L'Imanus Does. 242

BOOK THIRD.—THE MASSACRE OF SAINT BARTHOLOMEW.
 
I. 244
II. 247
III. 249
IV. 251
V. 254
VI. 256
VII. 258

BOOK FOURTH.—THE MOTHER.
 
I. Death Passes by. 260
II. Death Speaks. 263
III. Murmurings of the Peasants. 267
IV. A Mistake. 271
V. Vox in Deserto. 273
VI. The Situation. 275
VII. Preliminaries. 278
VIII. The Summons and the Reply. 282
IX. Titans against Giants. 285
X. Radoub. 289
XI. The Desperate. 296
XII. A Deliverer. 299
XIII. The Executioner. 301
XIV. L'Imânus also Escapes. 303
XV. Never put a Watch and a Key in the same Pocket. 306

BOOK FIFTH—IN DÆMONE DEUS.
 
I. Found but Lost. 310
II. From the Stone Door to the Iron Door. 317
III. The Children Awaken. 319

BOOK SIXTH—THE BATTLE AFTER THE VICTORY.
 
I. Lantenac Taken. 324
II. Freedom or Death—Which? 326
III. The General's Cloak. 338

BOOK SEVENTH.—FEUDALISM AND REVOLUTION.
 
I. The Ancestor. 341
II. The Court-Martial. 348
III. The Votes. 352
IV. After Cimourdain as a Judge, Cimourdain as Master. 356
V. The Dungeon. 357
VI. Nevertheless, the sun rises. 365
This is a translation and has a separate copyright status from the original text. The license for the translation applies to this edition only.
Original:
This work was published before January 1, 1923, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.
 
Translation:
This work was published before January 1, 1923 and it is anonymous or pseudonymous due to unknown authorship. It is in the public domain in the United States as well as countries and areas where the copyright terms of anonymous or pseudonymous works are 113 years or less since publication.