Victor Hugo was probably best known as the author of Les Misérables
To Adèle Foucher (she would become his wife in 1822)
When two souls, which have sought each other
for,however long in the throng, have finally found each other ...a union,
fiery and pure as they themselves are... begins on earth and continues forever
This union is love, true love, ... a religion, which deifies the
loved one, whose life comes from devotion and passion, and for which the
greatest sacrifices are the sweetest delights.
This is the love which you inspire in me... Your soul is made to
love with the purity and passion of angels; but perhaps it can only love another
angel, in which case I must tremble with apprehension.
Victor Hugo (1821)