Victor Hugo (1802 – 1885) is one of France's most famous writers. In the English-speaking world, he is best known for his novels Les Misérables and The Hunchback of Notre Dame.His play Le roi s'amuse was the basis of the Verdi opera Rigoletto.
Works by Victor Hugo with their own trope pages include:
- The Hunchback of Notre Dame
- The Last Day of a Condemned Man
- The Man Who Laughs
- Les Misérables
Other works by Victor Hugo provide examples of:
- Ermine Cape Effect: The play Ruy Blas was criticized for having the Queen in full regalia when she confessed her love to the eponymous character. Since it was a climax, he got away by invoking the Rule of Cool.
- Giant Eye of Doom: In the poem "The Conscience", Cain is followed everywhere by an eye.
- Historical-Domain Character: Lucrezia Borgia, and many others
- Nasty Party: Lucrezia Borgia