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INES DE CASTRO is the first play written by Victor Hugo in 1818 as he was only 16 years old.
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Portugal, XIVth century. Don Pedro, the son of the King of Portugal, is secretly married to Ines de Castro. They must hide their love and their two children because Don Pedro should have married a spouse chosen by his parents. As the two lovers are betrayed, Inès is sent to jail in order to be judged and Don Pedro abandons his war campaign against the Moors to return to Lisbon. But the Queen wants to poison Inès in her cell.

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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   very sensitive (sigh) Time/era of story    -   1600-1899 Romance/Romance Problems    -   Yes Kind of romance:    -   fighting matchbreaker (parents/authorities) Family, struggle with    -   Yes Struggle with:    -   Mother (or standin) Lover is    -   of a different social class

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   Prince/Nobleman/King Age:    -   20's-30's


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   2 () Europe    -   Yes Misc setting    -   prison

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   mostly dialog

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