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The author of which novel locked all of his clothes away so he couldn't leave his house until he finished his novel?
The Hunchback of Notre-Dame
In late 1830, Victor Hugo had a problem. He promised his publisher a book by February, but he hadn't even started it yet. So he collected all of his clothes, removed them from his chambers, and locked them away. He was left with nothing to wear except a large shawl. Lacking any clothing to go outdoors, Hugo was no longer tempted to leave the house. The strategy worked. Hugo remained in his study each day and wrote furiously during the fall and winter of 1830. The Hunchback of Notre Dame was published two weeks early, on January 14, 1831.
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