Victor Hugo (1802-1885) was a French writer and poet mostly known for his epic novel 'Notre-Dame de Paris'. Victor Hugo is considered the founding father of the French romanticism. Hugo also made a successful attempt of becoming an artrist as well, his legacy in that field counts up to more than 4000 drawings. 'Toilers Of The Sea' is a novel by Victor Hugo that was initially published in 1866. The story is set on the island of Guernsey, and while writing the novel Hugo could use his own experience as he spent 19 years there in exile.