“Marion De Lorme” is a five-act play written by Victor Hugo in 1828 about a well-known French courtesan of the same name, who was famous for her relationships with important contemporary figures. Delorme's later life has seemingly been imbued with significant legend, having died in 1650 but being often claimed to have lived until as late as 1741 and to have had a litany of wonderful adventures around the world. “Marion De Lorme” is highly recommended for lovers of historical fiction, and it is not to be missed by fans and collectors of Hugo's seminal work. Victor Marie Hugo (1802 – 1885) was a French novelist, dramatist, and poet belonging to the Romantic movement. He is widely hailed as one of the most accomplished and well-known French writers, originally achieving renown for his poetical endeavours—the most notable of which are the volumes “Les Contemplations” and “La Légende des siècles”. Outside of his native country, Hugo's best-known works are his novels: “Les Misérables” (1862) and “Notre-Dame de Paris” (1831), commonly known as “The Hunchback of Notre-Dame”. Aside from his literary achievements, he also produced over 4,000 beautiful drawings and was a prominent campaigner for social and political issues, including abolishing capital punishment. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this book now in an affordable, high-quality, modern edition complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.