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Bibliography: Quatre-vingt-treize by Hugo, Victor
- Hugo, Victor
- Note Source
- Alexander's Bridge Chap. 5
- Note Relating to Cather
- In Alexander's Bridge, Alexander Bartley's double life is said to be like a "cannon rolling in the hold of the vessel." According to March (369), the reference is to a scene in Hugo's novel in which a gunner struggles desperately with his loose cannon that has turned into a destructive "monster."