1900s The Toilers of the Sea
Rare 1900s The Toilers of the Sea By Victor hugo. In my research I have found others stating this has a copyright of 1854 since there is not one in this book.
Book Condition: Cover and spine have minor ware, front cover and back cover have a stain, has a name written in pen on title page, the binding and cover are coming loose but still attached, doesn't appear to be any pages missing, pages are yellow which is to be expected with its age,
Dimensions 6.5" x 4.5" x 1"
The story concerns a Guernseyman named Gilliatt, a social outcast who falls in love with Deruchette, the niece of a local shipowner, Mess Lethierry. When Lethierry's ship is wrecked on the double Douvres, a perilous reef, Deruchette promises to marry whoever can salvage the ship's steam engine. (The cliff of the double Douvres is not the same as the well-known and also dangerous Roches Douvres, which today has a lighthouse – Hugo himself draws attention to this in the work.) Gilliatt eagerly volunteers, and the story follows his physical trials and tribulations (which include a battle with an octopus), as well as the undeserved opprobrium of his neighbours.