Les Miserables

Les Miserables


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Introduction by:
Afterword by: Chris Bohjalian

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ePub
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$9.99
 
Additional Formats
  • ePub
  • ISBN 9781101637777
  • 1488 Pages
  • NAL
  • Adult

Overview

Introducing one of the most famous characters in literature, Jean Valjean—the noble peasant imprisoned for stealing a loaf of bread—Les Misérables ranks among the greatest novels of all time. In it, Victor Hugo takes readers deep into the Parisian underworld, immerses them in a battle between good and evil, and carries them to the barricades during the uprising of 1832 with a breathtaking realism that is unsurpassed in modern prose. Within his dramatic story are themes that capture the intellect and the emotions: crime and punishment, the relentless persecution of Valjean by Inspector Javert, the desperation of the prostitute Fantine, the amorality of the rogue Thénardier, and the universal desire to escape the prisons of our own minds. Les Misérables gave Victor Hugo a canvas upon which he portrayed his criticism of the French political and judicial systems, but the portrait that resulted is larger than life, epic in scope—an extravagant spectacle that dazzles the senses even as it touches the heart.
 
This Signet Classics edition is the ONLY completely unabridged paperback edition available today.
 
Translated by Lee Fahnestock and Norman Macafee, based on the classic nineteenth-century Charles E. Wilbour translation
 
With an Introduction by Lee Fahnestock
and a New Afterword
 
 
Les Miserables

Les Miserables

Victor Hugo, Translator: Lee Fahnestock, Translator: Norman MacAfee, Introduction by: Lee Fahnestock, Afterword by: Chris Bohjalian

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