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CliffsNotes on Hugo's Les Miserables

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The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format.

In CliffsNotes on Les Miserables, you examine two themes from Victor Hugo's epic: the struggle between good and evil in the soul of one man, and society's struggle toward a greater good. Addressing many...

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Overview


The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format.

In CliffsNotes on Les Miserables, you examine two themes from Victor Hugo's epic: the struggle between good and evil in the soul of one man, and society's struggle toward a greater good. Addressing many of the social issues of his day, Hugo wrote this novel, which traces the path of Jean Valjean as he changes from convict to saint. Hugo believed in the spiritual possibilities of human beings and has chosen the story of the poor and outcast to illustrate this "perfectibility of man."

With expert commentaries and critical analyses, this study guide helps you explore the profound social problems of the early 1800s, which influenced Hugo's work. You'll also gain insight into the author's life and other major works. Other features that help you study include

  • Introduction to the novel
  • A brief synopsis of the novel
  • Chapter summaries and analyses
  • An Interactive quiz to test your knowledge
  • Essay topics and review questions

Classic literature or modern modern-day treasure – you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780822007357
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 11/15/1968
  • Series: Cliffs Notes Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 120
  • Sales rank: 495,652
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.29 (d)

Table of Contents


Life of Victor Hugo.

Hugo the Writer.

A Brief Synopsis.

List of Characters.

Summaries and Commentaries.

PART ONE: Fantine.

PART TWO: Cosette.

PART THREE: Marius.

PART FOUR: St. Denis.

PART FIVE: Jean Valjean.

Review Questions and Essay Topics.

Selected Bibliography.

Les Miserables Genealogy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2002

    Unexpectedly fabulous

    I started reading this book for school reading and thought that it was gonna suck, but after a few pages I was hooked. It was incredible. I can just reead it over and over and get the same effect over time.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2000

    Great Companion to the book

    The Cliff notes helped me alot. We had to read the enitre 1460 pages in just a few weeks and the cliff notes helped to clarify many of the foggy points. A definite must buy for any one who needs to read this book for school

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