Victor Hugo quote about girl from Les Misérables - A little girl without a doll is almost as unhappy, and quite as impossible, as a woman without children.
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A little girl without a doll is almost as unhappy, and quite as impossible, as a woman without children.
 Victor Hugo, Les Misérables (1862). copy citation

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Author Victor Hugo
Source Les Misérables
Topic girl motherhood dolls
Date 1862
Language English
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Note Translation by Isabel F. Hapgood in 1887
Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/135/135-h/135-h.htm

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“While dreaming and chattering, making tiny outfits, and baby clothes, while sewing little gowns, and corsages and bodices, the child grows into a young girl, the young girl into a big girl, the big girl into a woman. The first child is the continuation of the last doll.
A little girl without a doll is almost as unhappy, and quite as impossible, as a woman without children.
So Cosette had made herself a doll out of the sword.
Madame Thénardier approached the yellow man; «My husband is right,» she thought; «perhaps it is M. Laffitte; there are such queer rich men!»” source
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