Hugoesque

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Adj.1.Hugoesque - in the manner of Victor Hugo
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He would come in after the paper had gone to press and would invariably contrive to make an entrance of it, a broad ingenuous grin on his face and a somewhat timid twinkle behind his spectacles--spectacles which, so it was said, he was forever leaving behind him on the banks of the Seine, where for the sake of Hugoesque color he frequently spent the night with the Parisian lower depths.
Next, the bateau mouche is seen being incorporated into the Hugoesque promise of a nineteenth-century French socialist utopia.