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Questions about the 1829 short novel 'The Last Day of a Condemned Man' (French: 'Le Dernier Jour d'un Condamné') by French author Victor Hugo, which also served as an appeal for the abolition of capital punishment.

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What does Victor Hugo mean by “the red ant heaps of Toulon”?

In his novel "The Last Day of a Condemned Man", Victor Hugo writes the following sequence in reference to poor people who turn to crime out of hunger: Unfortunate beings, whom, by means of ...