“The Man Who Laughs" is a historical novel about the events that took place in England at the turn of the XVII-XVIII centuries. It is one of the most famous novels of the great French writer Victor Hugo. In the center of the narrative is the fate of Gwynplaine, who was kidnapped as a child by the Comprachicos (a criminal community that disfigured and trafficked in children) who turned a child into a fictional jester, carving a mask of perpetual happiness on its face. The mockery didn't cripple the boy's soul, and he grew up a clever, kind, noble and honest man. This rare collection of the finest human qualities contrasts with the reality that surrounds him. Despite his plight, he was raised to the House of Lords.