A library of French literature shall be incomplete without a copy each of Les Contemplations, La Légende des siècles, Les Misérables, and Notre-Dame de Paris. That probably best reflects the influence of Victor Hugo on French literature. A leading poet, novelist, essayist and dramatist of the Romantic Movement, Victor Hugo is widely considered as the greatest and best known French writers whose indomitable approach to writing made him far more superior than his contemporaries. Though Hugo made his presence felt in all aspects of writing, his fame first came with his poetry and later from his novel and dramatic achievements. A graduate in law, Hugo was always keen on writing and soon turned his passion into his profession as he forego law an committed himself to writing. while the first decade of his writing set tone for the brand of romanticism that he developed, later on he used the platform to portray his political and social thoughts. In addition to being a poet and a novelist, Hugo was a celebrated artist. He painted more than 4000 drawings in his lifetime, earning respect as a campaigner for social causes. He was also the most quoted of French litterateurs. His quotes reflect his idealism and cover a wide variety of aspects like life, truth, education, learning, happiness, and so on. Brief yourself and get inspired by his greatness!