Victor Hugo: The statue by Jean Boucher in Candie Gardens
Written in both French and English this book studies the informal yet true-to-life representation of Victor Hugo. Praised by contemporaries, Jean Boucher’s statue in Candie Gardens depicts Victor Hugo on the move, thinking deeply, exactly as the people of Guernsey would have seen him walking the island’s cliffs and byways.
How did this French monument come to be erected in Guernsey on the eve of World War I? Here international Hugo expert Gérard Pouchain gives us the fascinating history of this iconic statue, which, like its celebrated subject, has become an integral part of the island of Guernsey and a symbol of freedom and liberty.
By Gérard Pouchain