Hans of Iceland

Victor HUGO (1802 - 1885), translated by Abby Langdon ALGER (1850 - 1917)

Hans of Iceland was written in 1821 and is the very first novel written by young Victor, years before he became the great Hugo. It has all the ingredients of a gothic novel: dreadful murders by the hand of a human monster, a young hero in love with the destitute heroine, royal court-intrigues and rebellious uprising, all set in dungeons, dark towers and the untamed nature of Norway.

This audio-book has been recorded as Dramatic Reading with all the voices performed by one single reader, including laughs, sobs, groans, occasional screams and a lot of growls. I hope you will enjoy listening to this adventurous journey just as much as I enjoyed recording it. - Summary by Sonia

Genre(s): Fantastic Fiction, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Introduction Sonia
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Play 02 Preface to the First Edition Sonia
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Play 03 Preface to the Second Edition Sonia
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Play 04 Chapter I Sonia
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Play 05 Chapter II Sonia
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Play 06 Chapter III Sonia
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Play 07 Chapter IV Sonia
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Play 08 Chapter V Sonia
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Play 09 Chapter VI Sonia
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Play 10 Chapter VII Sonia
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Play 11 Chapter VIII Sonia
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Play 12 Chapter IX Sonia
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Play 13 Chapter X Sonia
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Play 14 Chapter XI Sonia
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Play 15 Chapter XII Sonia
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Play 16 Chapter XIII Sonia
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Play 17 Chapter XIV Sonia
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Play 18 Chapter XV Sonia
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Play 19 Chapter XVI Sonia
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Play 20 Chapter XVII Sonia
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Play 21 Chapter XVIII Sonia
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Play 22 Chapter XIX Sonia
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Play 23 Chapter XX Sonia
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Play 24 Chapter XXI Sonia
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Play 25 Chapter XXII Sonia
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Play 26 Chapter XXIII Sonia
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Play 27 Chapter XXIV Sonia
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Play 28 Chapter XXV Sonia
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Play 29 Chapter XXVI Sonia
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Play 30 Chapter XXVII Sonia
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Play 31 Chapter XXVIII Sonia
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Play 32 Chapter XXIX Sonia
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Play 33 Chapter XXX Sonia
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Play 34 Chapter XXXI Sonia
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Play 35 Chapter XXXII Sonia
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Play 36 Chapter XXXIII Sonia
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Play 37 Chapter XXXIV Sonia
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Play 38 Chapter XXXV Sonia
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Play 39 Chapter XXXVI Sonia
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Play 40 Chapter XXXVII Sonia
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Play 41 Chapter XXXVIII Sonia
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Play 42 Chapter XXXIX Sonia
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Play 43 Chapter XL Sonia
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Play 44 Chapter XLI Sonia
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Play 45 Chapter XLII Sonia
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Play 46 Chapter XLIII Sonia
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Play 47 Chapter XLIV Sonia
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Play 48 Chapter XLV Sonia
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Play 49 Chapter XLVI Sonia
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Play 50 Chapter XLVII Sonia
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Play 51 Chapter XLVIII Sonia
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Play 52 Chapter XLIX Sonia
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Play 53 Chapter L Sonia
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Play 54 Chapter LI Sonia
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Play 55 Conclusion Sonia
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