Timeline of Victor Hugo's Time in Guernsey


31st Oct - Victor Hugo arrives in Guernsey with Juliette Drouet and Francois-Victor - moved into L'Hotel de L'Europe

2nd Nov - Arrival of Hugo' son, Charles

9th Nov - Arrival of Madame Hugo, Adele and Auguste Vacquerie, brother of Leopoldine's husband Charles - moved into 20 Rue de Hauteville


23rd April - Les Contemplations (The Contemplations)

16th May - Purchase of 38, Hautville (Now known as Hautville House)


14th May - opening of the dining room

19th Dec - Juliette Drouet is installed in La Fallue (Now part of The Pandora Hotel)


4th - 6th April - Alexandre Dumas visits Hautville House

26th May - 10th June - Excursion to Sark with Juliette Drouet, Charles and friends

26th Sept - La Légende des siècles (The Legend of the Ages - First Series)

2nd Dec - appeal in favour of John Brown


14th - 19th June - support meeting in favour of Garibaldi, in Jersey


16th Jan - Victor Hugo allows his beard to grow

25th March - 3rd Sept - Continental holiday with Juliette Drouet (a similar holiday took place every summer from now on)


10th March - 1st poor children's dinner at Hautville House

30th June - Les Misérables (Variously known in English as The Miserables, The Wretched, The Miserable Ones, The Poor Ones, The Wretched Poor, The Victims and The Dispossessed)


18th June - Final departure of Adèle Hugo (Victor Hugo's daughter) to join Lieutenant Pinson in Canada


14th April - William Shakespeare

16 April - Purchase of house at 20, Hautville (AKA Hautville Fairy) for Juliette Drouet


25th Oct - Les Chansons des rues et des bois (The Songs of The Streets and the Woods)


12th March - Les Travailleurs de la Mer (Toilers of the Sea)


November - La Voix de Guernesey (The Voice of Guernsey)


April - May - L'Homme qui rit (The Man Who Laughs)


14th July - Planting of the acorn that would become the Oak of United States of Europe

15th Aug - Departure of Victor Hugo and Juliette Drouet for Brussels


April - L'Année terrible (The terrible year)

1872 - 1873

10th Aug - 30th July - Visit to Hautville House with Juliette Drouet to work on Quatrevingt-treize (Ninety-Three)


Quatrevingt-treize (Ninety-Three)

Mes fils (My Sons)


20 - 27th April - Visit to Hautville House with Juliette Drouet

Actes et paroles (Deeds and Words)


La Légende des Siècles 2e série (The Legend of the Ages - 2nd Series)

L'Art d'être grand-père (The Art of Being a Grandfather)

Histoire d'un crime 1re partie (History of a Crime Part 1)


5th July - 9th Nov - Last Visit to Guernsey and Hautville House with Juliette Drouet

Histoire d'un crime 2e partie (History of a Crime Part 2)

Le Pape (The Pope)


Reproduced from Victor Hugo's Guide to Guernsey by kind permission of The Victor Hugo in Guernsey Society