In an age full of great French writers like Honore Balzac, Gustave Flaubert, Emile Zola, and others, Victor-Marie Hugo (1802 1885) may have been the most renowned in his time. Hugo was a poet, playwright, novelist, artist, and human rights activist at the height of the Romantic movement in France. Hugo initially courted fame through his poetry, but now his novels and other lifetime achievements are best known. In particular, Les Miserables and The Hunchback of Notre Dame are read the world over. It was the human rights angle that led to Hugo's "Napoleon the Little", a scathing commentary about Emperor Napoleon III, who led France during the middle of the 19th century. This edition of Hugos Napoleon the Little is specially formatted with a Table of Contents and is illustrated with pictures of Hugo, his life and work.