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History of a Crime

(1877)
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By the age of twenty-nine Victor Hugo was the established master of French poetry, drama and the novel; by virtue of Les Orientales, Hernani and Notre Dame de Paris respectively. He would write for nearly fifty-four more years with no significant depreciation in his work. Hugo wrote, in Dieu (God), that Satan had sent three evils into this world; war, capitol punishment and imprisonment. On April 13, 1845 Hugo was made a Peer de France and on June 4th he was elected to the National Assembly.

The revolution of 1848 marked a watershed in the social and political opinions and ultimately in the course of the great writer's literary career. However, for Victor Hugo the course that would lead him from the right to the left in the Chamber of Deputies, unfolded gradually over the first two years of the upheaval. Hugo's reputation as a critic already insured that his preventative arrest along with other dissenting parliamentarians. Hugo also futilely attempted to form a resistance committee and tried to rally popular support in Paris for a new round of barricades.

These moments are the subject of his novel History of a Crime. By the time the great romantic had begun his exile he had turned one hundred and eighty degrees, from an adherent of the restored monarchy to a champion of a democratic and social republic. When his political activities forced him to flee Paris, he started writing less than 24 hours after he arrived in Brussels.

In less than five months, he completed History of a Crime, which contains vicious attacks on Napoleon III. Belgium asked Hugo to leave because they were forced to maintain friendly relations with France. Hugo then went to the small island of Jersey not far from the French coast, but he would never make a real home for himself there. There he published Les Châtements a book of poems further defaming Napoleon III. When England allied itself with Napoleon III (1855) Hugo attacked the Queen as well, with this he overstepped his welcome in Jersey and was told to leave the island (Jersey was a British holding).

Genre: Historical

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October 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: History of a Crime
Author(s): Victor Hugo, Huntington Smith
ISBN: 1-345-14373-7 / 978-1-345-14373-7 (USA edition)
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August 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: History of a Crime
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August 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: History of a Crime
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ISBN: 1-297-69570-4 / 978-1-297-69570-4 (USA edition)
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2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: The History of a Crime: (Deposition of a Witness)
Author(s): Victor Hugo
ISBN: 1-5042-1568-0 / 978-1-5042-1568-8 (USA edition)
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September 2010 : USA Hardback
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Title: The History Of A Crime
Author(s): Victor Hugo
ISBN: 1-169-34468-2 / 978-1-169-34468-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing, LLC
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May 2010 : USA Hardback
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Title: The History of a Crime
Author(s): Victor Hugo
ISBN: 1-161-46585-5 / 978-1-161-46585-3 (USA edition)
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August 2008 : USA Hardback
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Title: The History of a Crime
Author(s): Victor Hugo
ISBN: 0-554-32594-2 / 978-0-554-32594-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: BiblioLife
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August 2008 : USA Hardback
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Title: The History of a Crime (Large Print Edition)
Author(s): Victor Hugo
ISBN: 0-554-23291-X / 978-0-554-23291-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: BiblioLife
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August 2007 : USA Hardback
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Title: The History of a Crime (The Testimony of an Eye-Witness)
Author(s): Victor Hugo
ISBN: 1-4353-3810-3 / 978-1-4353-3810-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: IndyPublish
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March 2007 : USA Hardback
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Title: The History of a Crime by Victor Hugo, Fiction, Historical, Classics, Literary
Author(s): Victor Hugo
ISBN: 1-60312-861-1 / 978-1-60312-861-2 (USA edition)
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May 2006 : USA Hardback
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Title: The History of a Crime (the Testimony of an Eye-Witness)
Author(s): Victor Hugo
ISBN: 1-4280-0421-1 / 978-1-4280-0421-4 (USA edition)
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June 1997 : USA Hardback
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Title: History of a Crime
Author(s): Victor Hugo
ISBN: 0-86527-413-4 / 978-0-86527-413-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Howard Fertig Pub
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Paperback Editions

January 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: History of a Crime
Author(s): Victor Hugo
ISBN: 1-65049-131-X / 978-1-65049-131-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Independently published
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September 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: History of a Crime: Large Print
Author(s): Victor Hugo
ISBN: 1-69074-633-5 / 978-1-69074-633-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Independently published
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October 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: The History of a Crime
Author(s): Victor Hugo
ISBN: 1-4068-1946-8 / 978-1-4068-1946-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Echo Library
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June 2017 : Paperback
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Title: The History of a Crime
Author(s): Victor Hugo
ISBN: 384967696X / 978-3849676964
Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag
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April 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: The History of a Crime
Author(s): Victor Hugo, Hollybooks
ISBN: 1-5328-3545-0 / 978-1-5328-3545-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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April 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: The History of a Crime (Annotated): The Testimony of an Eye-Witness
Author(s): Victor Hugo
ISBN: 1-5309-0507-9 / 978-1-5309-0507-2 (USA edition)
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December 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: The History of a Crime
Author(s): Victor Hugo
ISBN: 1-5197-0184-5 / 978-1-5197-0184-8 (USA edition)
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May 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: The History of a Crime (Perfect Library)
Author(s): Victor Hugo, The Perfect Library
ISBN: 1-5120-1213-0 / 978-1-5120-1213-2 (USA edition)
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December 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: The History of a Crime / The Testimony of an Eye-Witness
Author(s): victor Hugo
ISBN: 1-5033-9606-1 / 978-1-5033-9606-7 (USA edition)
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March 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: History of a Crime
Author(s): Victor Hugo, Huntington Smith
ISBN: 1-294-92822-8 / 978-1-294-92822-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nabu Press
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February 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: History of a Crime
Author(s): Victor Hugo, Huntington Smith
ISBN: 1-294-63058-X / 978-1-294-63058-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nabu Press
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January 2013 : Paperback
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Title: History of a crime
Author(s): Victor Hugo
ISBN: 5518595255 / 978-5518595255
Publisher: Book on Demand Ltd.
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August 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: The History of a Crime: (Deposition of a Witness)
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ISBN: 1-290-90007-8 / 978-1-290-90007-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: HardPress Publishing
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June 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: The History Of A Crime
Author(s): Victor Hugo
ISBN: 1-4776-6084-4 / 978-1-4776-6084-3 (USA edition)
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November 2008 : Canada Paperback
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Title: The History of a Crime: The Testimony of an Eye-witness: Easyread Large Edition
Author(s): Victor Hugo
ISBN: 1-4429-0492-5 / 978-1-4429-0492-7 (Canada edition)
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September 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: The History Of A Crime
Author(s): Victor Hugo
ISBN: 1-162-69720-2 / 978-1-162-69720-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing, LLC
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September 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: The history of a crime: (Deposition of a witness)
Author(s): Victor Hugo
ISBN: 1-147-83813-5 / 978-1-147-83813-8 (USA edition)
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July 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: History of a crime: (deposition of a witness)
Author(s): Victor Hugo
ISBN: 1-176-42057-7 / 978-1-176-42057-1 (USA edition)
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May 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: History of a crime
Author(s): Victor Hugo
ISBN: 1-149-40087-0 / 978-1-149-40087-6 (USA edition)
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March 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: History of a Crime
Author(s): Victor Hugo, Huntington Smith
ISBN: 1-146-21804-4 / 978-1-146-21804-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nabu Press
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January 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: The History of a Crime
Author(s): Victor Hugo
ISBN: 1-4076-0761-8 / 978-1-4076-0761-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: HardPress Publishing
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November 2008 : Canada Paperback
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Title: The History of A Crime
Author(s): Victor Hugo
ISBN: 1-4429-0567-0 / 978-1-4429-0567-2 (Canada edition)
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November 2008 : Canada Paperback
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Title: The History of A Crime (Volume 1 of 2 ) (EasyRead Super Large 18pt Edition): The Testimony of An Eye-Witness
Author(s): Victor Hugo
ISBN: 1-4429-0496-8 / 978-1-4429-0496-5 (Canada edition)
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November 2008 : Canada Paperback
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Title: The History of A Crime (Volume 1 of 2 ) (EasyRead Super Large 20pt Edition): The Testimony of An Eye-Witness
Author(s): Victor Hugo
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November 2008 : Canada Paperback
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Title: The History of A Crime (Volume 1 of 3 ) (EasyRead Super Large 24pt Edition): The Testimony of An Eye-Witness
Author(s): Victor Hugo
ISBN: 1-4429-0499-2 / 978-1-4429-0499-6 (Canada edition)
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November 2008 : Canada Paperback
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Title: The History of A Crime (Volume 2 of 2 ) (EasyRead Large Edition): The Testimony of An Eye-Witness
Author(s): Victor Hugo
ISBN: 1-4429-0532-8 / 978-1-4429-0532-0 (Canada edition)
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November 2008 : Canada Paperback
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Title: The History of A Crime (Volume 2 of 2 ) (EasyRead Super Large 18pt Edition): The Testimony of An Eye-Witness
Author(s): Victor Hugo
ISBN: 1-4429-0553-0 / 978-1-4429-0553-5 (Canada edition)
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November 2008 : Canada Paperback
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Title: The History of A Crime (Volume 2 of 3 ) (EasyRead Super Large 24pt Edition): The Testimony of An Eye-Witness
Author(s): Victor Hugo
ISBN: 1-4429-0594-8 / 978-1-4429-0594-8 (Canada edition)
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November 2008 : Canada Paperback
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Title: The History of A Crime (Volume 3 of 3 ) (EasyRead Super Large 24pt Edition): The Testimony of An Eye-Witness
Author(s): Victor Hugo
ISBN: 1-4429-0595-6 / 978-1-4429-0595-5 (Canada edition)
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November 2008 : Canada Paperback
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Title: The History of a Crime: The Testimony of an Eye-witness: Easy Read Comfort Edition
Author(s): Victor Hugo
ISBN: 1-4429-0530-1 / 978-1-4429-0530-6 (Canada edition)
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November 2008 : Canada Paperback
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Title: The History of a Crime: The Testimony of an Eye-witness: Easy Read Comfort Edition
Author(s): Victor Hugo
ISBN: 1-4429-0491-7 / 978-1-4429-0491-0 (Canada edition)
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November 2008 : Canada Paperback
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Title: The History of a Crime: The Testimony of an Eye-witness: Easyread Edition
Author(s): Victor Hugo
ISBN: 1-4429-0490-9 / 978-1-4429-0490-3 (Canada edition)
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November 2008 : Canada Paperback
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Title: The History of a Crime: The Testimony of an Eye-witness: Easyread Large Bold Edition
Author(s): Victor Hugo
ISBN: 1-4429-0518-2 / 978-1-4429-0518-4 (Canada edition)
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November 2008 : Canada Paperback
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Title: The History of a Crime: The Testimony of an Eye-witness: Easyread Large Bold Edition
Author(s): Victor Hugo
ISBN: 1-4429-0489-5 / 978-1-4429-0489-7 (Canada edition)
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September 2008 : Paperback
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Title: The History of a Crime
Author(s): Victor Hugo
ISBN: 8132049160 / 978-8132049166
Publisher: Tutis Digital Publishing Pvt. Ltd.
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April 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: The History of a Crime (Dodo Press)
Author(s): Victor Hugo
ISBN: 1-4065-6894-5 / 978-1-4065-6894-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Dodo Press
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November 2006 : USA Paperback
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Title: The History of a Crime (Large Print Edition)
Author(s): Victor Hugo
ISBN: 1-4264-4132-0 / 978-1-4264-4132-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: BiblioLife
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August 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: The History of a Crime (The Testimony of an Eye-Witness)
Author(s): Victor Hugo
ISBN: 1-4353-3818-9 / 978-1-4353-3818-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: IndyPublish
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April 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: The History of a Crime by Victor Hugo, Fiction, Historical, Classics, Literary
Author(s): Victor Hugo
ISBN: 1-60312-178-1 / 978-1-60312-178-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Aegypan
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March 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: The History of a Crime: The Testimony of an Eye-Witness
Author(s): Victor Hugo
ISBN: 1-4264-4073-1 / 978-1-4264-4073-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: BiblioBazaar
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November 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: The History of a Crime The Testimony of an Eye-Witness
Author(s): Victor Hugo
ISBN: 1-4069-0403-1 / 978-1-4069-0403-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hard Press
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May 2006 : USA Paperback
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Title: The History of a Crime (The Testimony of an Eye-Witness)
Author(s): Victor Hugo
ISBN: 1-4280-0409-2 / 978-1-4280-0409-2 (USA edition)
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March 2005 : USA Paperback
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Title: History of a Crime: The Testimony of an Eye-witness
Author(s): Victor Hugo
ISBN: 1-59569-020-4 / 978-1-59569-020-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mondial
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June 2004 : USA Paperback
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Title: The History Of A Crime
Author(s): Victor Hugo
ISBN: 1-4191-6601-8 / 978-1-4191-6601-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing, LLC
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June 2001 : USA Paperback
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Title: History of a Crime
Author(s): Victor Hugo
ISBN: 0-89875-413-5 / 978-0-89875-413-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: University Press of the Pacific
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Kindle Editions

November 2019 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The History of a Crime: The Testimony of an Eye-Witness
Author(s): Victor Hugo
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August 2018 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The History of a Crime: The Testimony of an Eye-Witness
Author(s): Victor Hugo
Publisher: Kore Enterprises
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March 2018 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The History of a Crime
Author(s): Victor Hugo
Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag
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November 2017 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The History of a Crime (Classics To Go)
Author(s): Victor Hugo
Publisher: Otbebookpublishing
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January 2016 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The History of a Crime (Annotated): The Testimony of an Eye-Witness
Author(s): Victor Hugo
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July 2013 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The History of a Crime (Annotated)
Author(s): Victor Hugo
Publisher: Moorside Press
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