Updated: 8:29 PM UTC, Jul 16, 2017

The Shortest Written Exchange Was Between Victor Hugo And His Publisher

In 1862, after completing his literary work ''Les Miserables'', Victor Hugo was so exhausted, he was forced by his doctor to go on vacation and have no contact with the outside world. Worried about the success of the release of his book, he could not resist sending a telegram to his publisher. The question asked was ''?''. The answer was "!'' to indicate success.

Woodburytype of Victor Hugo by Étienne Carjat, 1876 Woodburytype of Victor Hugo by Étienne Carjat, 1876

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