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March 16, 2021 33 min
Adele Hugo (1830-1915) was the youngest child of Victor Hugo, a major French writer of the Romantic era. She also was known for stalking a British officer known as Lieutenant Albert Pinson in the mid-1800s.  The lieutenant at one time asked for Adele’s hand in marriage, but Adele declined the proposal. As Pinson moved on however, Hugo’s daughter displayed obsessive behaviors, from wearing disguises, to renting rooms near where he would stay.  Though tragic, Adele’s tale displays a good breakdown of the characteristics of Erotomania. Learn more about your ad-choices at
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