Victor Hugo picture image

Victor Hugo

Portrait of Adele Hugo by Gemaelde von Louis Boulanger image

Portrait of Adele Hugo by Gemaelde von Louis Boulanger

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Victor Hugo married the girl next door, Adèle Foucher. Hugo’s mother, Sophie, was against the match but after her death he married Adèle  on October 14 1822. They had five children together. In 1830,  after their youngest daughter (named Adèle ) was born  the elder Adèle told Hugo that  she didn’t want anymore children which was code for no more sex. Both Hugo and the Adèle took lovers.  However it was the expulsion from Adèle bed’s that was the inspiration for Phoebus’ tragic fate of getting married Notre Dame de Paris.

 

Further Reading

Victor Hugo: A Biography
Love Letters of Great Men: The Collection of Love Letters Drawn from by Carrie Bradshaw in “Sex in the City”
Hugo: The Strange Life and Visions of Victor Hugo

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