Victor Hugo's romantic melodrama Ruy Blas was first performed in 1838 for the opening of the Theatre de la Renaissance. There was a revival at the Odeon with Sarah Bernhardt in 1872, and at the Theatre-Francais in 1879. Victor Hugo (1802-1885) was a novelist, poet, and dramatist, and the most important of French Romantic writers. In his preface to his historical play Cromwell (1827) Hugo wrote that romanticism is the liberalism of literature. Hugo developed his own version of the historical novel, combining concrete, historical details with vivid, melodramatic, even feverish imagination. Among his best-known works are The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Les Misérables. Victor Hugo was one of the greatest personalities of French literature. Though not without the faults and eccentricities which frequently characterize great geniuses, he never entered any field of literature without excelling in it. The novel, the lyric, the drama, criticism, all fell from his facile pen without apparent effort.Hugo died in Paris on May 22, 1885. He was given at his death a national funeral. It was attended by two million people. Victor Hugo is buried in the Panthéon.

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Hardback Editions

February 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: Ruy Blas
Author(s): Victor Hugo
ISBN: 0-469-70352-0 / 978-0-469-70352-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wentworth Press
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September 2010 : USA Hardback
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Title: Ruy Blas (1909)
Author(s): Victor Hugo
ISBN: 1-165-00711-8 / 978-1-165-00711-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing, LLC
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February 2009 : USA Hardback
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Title: Ruy Blas (Bibliolife Reproduction)
Author(s): Victor Hugo
ISBN: 1-103-42505-6 / 978-1-103-42505-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: BiblioLife
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October 2008 : USA Hardback
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Title: Ruy Blas (1909)
Author(s): Victor Hugo
ISBN: 1-4372-2298-6 / 978-1-4372-2298-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing, LLC
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July 1966 : UK Hardback
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Title: Ruy Blas (Modern Language Texts)
Author(s): Victor Hugo, H S Collins
ISBN: 0-333-00933-9 / 978-0-333-00933-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
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Paperback Editions

August 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: Ruy Blas
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ISBN: 1-4069-1105-4 / 978-1-4069-1105-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: HardPress Publishing
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February 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: Ruy Blas
Author(s): Victor Hugo
ISBN: 0-469-70351-2 / 978-0-469-70351-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wentworth Press
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September 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: Ruy Blas (Classic Reprint)
Author(s): Victor Hugo
ISBN: 1-332-37683-5 / 978-1-332-37683-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Forgotten Books
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May 2017 : Paperback
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Title: Ruy Blas
Author(s): Victor Hugo
ISBN: 3849677478 / 978-3849677473
Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag
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September 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: Ruy Blas
Author(s): Victor Hugo
ISBN: 1-289-40028-8 / 978-1-289-40028-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nabu Press
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September 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: Ruy Blas (1909)
Author(s): Victor Hugo
ISBN: 1-164-89306-8 / 978-1-164-89306-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing, LLC
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April 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: Ruy Blas: A Drama in Five Acts
Author(s): Victor Hugo
ISBN: 1-148-71740-4 / 978-1-148-71740-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nabu Press
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March 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: Ruy Blas
Author(s): Victor Hugo, Samuel Garner
ISBN: 1-146-48153-5 / 978-1-146-48153-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nabu Press
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January 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: Ruy Blas
Author(s): Victor Hugo
ISBN: 1-141-48658-X / 978-1-141-48658-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nabu Press
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February 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: Ruy Blas
Author(s): Victor Hugo
ISBN: 1-103-42501-3 / 978-1-103-42501-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: BiblioLife
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February 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: Ruy Blas
Author(s): Victor Hugo
ISBN: 1-103-42493-9 / 978-1-103-42493-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: BiblioBazaar
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February 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: Ruy Blas
Author(s): Victor Hugo
ISBN: 1-103-42497-1 / 978-1-103-42497-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: BiblioBazaar
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October 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: Ruy Blas (1909)
Author(s): Victor Hugo
ISBN: 1-4370-9420-1 / 978-1-4370-9420-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing, LLC
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December 2002 : USA Paperback
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Title: Ruy Blas
Author(s): Victor Hugo, Samuel Garner
ISBN: 0-89875-302-3 / 978-0-89875-302-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Fredonia Books
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August 2001 : USA Paperback
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Title: Ruy Blas
Author(s): Victor Hugo
ISBN: 1-58963-479-9 / 978-1-58963-479-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Fredonia Books (NL)
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September 1992 : Paperback
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Title: Ruy Blas
Author(s): Victor Hugo
ISBN: 2038700613 / 978-2038700619
Publisher: Gerard Hamon
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June 1970 : USA Paperback

Title: Ruy Blas
Author(s): Victor Hugo
ISBN: 0-686-54041-7 / 978-0-686-54041-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: French & European Pubns
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December 1933 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Ruy Blas
Author(s): Victor Hugo, O H Moore
ISBN: 0-669-27748-7 / 978-0-669-27748-7 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Not Avail
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