"that even Victor Hugo, great as he certainly was, had not so pure a French style as Louis Veuillot."

The two French authors mentioned here were contemporaries. However the literary career of the latter cannot be compared to that of the former author.

Victor Hugo wrote many outstanding novels and theatre plays, such as Les Miserables, Notre Dame de Paris, Hernani, La legende de siecles.


 Louis Veulliot was mainly a journalist and therefore his writings bear a political and historical interest rather than an artisitic and literary one.