LES MISÉRABLES - THE COMPLETE UNABRIDGED 5 VOLUME EDITION WITH ILLUSTRATIONS, VICTOR HUGO SPEECH, & BONUS ENTIRE AUDIOBOOK [NOOK Book]

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LES MISÉRABLES - THE COMPLETE UNABRIDGED 5 VOLUME EDITION WITH ILLUSTRATIONS, VICTOR HUGO SPEECH, & BONUS ENTIRE AUDIOBOOK

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Les Misérables (literally "The Miserable Ones", translated variously from the French as The Miserable Ones, The Wretched, The ...
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LES MISÉRABLES - THE COMPLETE UNABRIDGED 5 VOLUME EDITION WITH ILLUSTRATIONS, VICTOR HUGO SPEECH, & BONUS ENTIRE AUDIOBOOK

** This Ebook Features Dynamic Chapter Navigation Linking and Professional Formatting for a Premium Reading Experience.

Les Misérables (literally "The Miserable Ones", translated variously from the French as The Miserable Ones, The Wretched, The Poor Ones, The Wretched Poor, or The Victims), is an 1862 French novel by author Victor Hugo and is widely considered one of the greatest novels of the nineteenth century. It follows the lives and interactions of several French characters over a seventeen-year period in the early nineteenth century, starting in 1815 and culminating in the 1832 June Rebellion.

The novel focuses on the struggles of ex-convict Jean Valjean and his experience of redemption. It examines the nature of law and grace, and expatiates upon the history of France, architecture of Paris, politics, moral philosophy, antimonarchism, justice, religion, and the types and nature of romantic and familial love. The story is historical fiction because it contains factual and historic events. Contrary to what some believe, it does not use the French Revolution as a backdrop. The French Revolution took place in the eighteenth century; Les Miserables takes place in the nineteenth century. The only "revolution" depicted is the June Rebellion, a student uprising.

Les Misérables contains many plots, but the main thread is the story of ex-convict, Jean Valjean (known by his prison number, 24601), who becomes a force for good in the world, but cannot escape his dark past. The novel is divided into five volumes, each volume divided into books, and subdivided into chapters (for a total of three hundred sixty-five chapters). Each chapter is relatively short, usually no longer than a few pages. Nevertheless, the novel as a whole is quite lengthy by modern standards, exceeding fourteen hundred pages in unabridged editions (1900 pages in French). It also contains what has many times, incorrectly, been considered the longest sentence in a published novel. Within the borders of the novel's story, Hugo fills many pages with his thoughts on religion, politics, and society, including several lengthy digressions, one being a discussion on enclosed religious orders, one on the construction of the Paris sewers, another being on argot, and most famously, his retelling of the Battle of Waterloo.

Les Misérables is known to many through its numerous stage and screen adaptations, most notably the stage musical of the same name.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014103503
  • Publisher: Northpointe Classics
  • Publication date: 1/29/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 367,472
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Victor-Marie Hugo (26 February 1802 – 22 May 1885) was a French poet, playwright, novelist, essayist, visual artist, statesman, human rights activist and exponent of the Romantic movement in France.

In France, Hugo's literary fame comes first from his poetry but also rests upon his novels and his dramatic achievements. Among many volumes of poetry, Les Contemplations and La Légende des siècles stand particularly high in critical esteem, and Hugo is sometimes identified as the greatest French poet. Outside France, his best-known works are the novels Les Misérables and Notre-Dame de Paris (also known in English as The Hunchback of Notre-Dame).

Though a committed royalist when he was young, Hugo's views changed as the decades passed; he became a passionate supporter of republicanism, and his work touches upon most of the political and social issues and artistic trends of his time. He is buried in the Panthéon.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 24, 2012

    One of the best books ever written

    The headline says it all. Most of the book bears close scrutiny and needs time while reading to allow for a deep emotional response and internalization of what Hugo is communicating. I love this book. Having seen the musical by the same name helps me appreciate the book even more and drives me back to the book to get the deeper story (and message).
    For some reason, the spelling of the title was botched and none of the B & N editors bothered to correct it. Too bad, since it distracts and may, in fact, discourage potential readers from acquiring this version...which is, otherwise, well done and adapted nicely for reading on the NOOK.
    I haven't figured how to access the promised "complete audio book" and would like to know how to do that (since it is promised and should, therefore, be easily accessible). But just for reading the book, this version is excellent.

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 15, 2012

    The Audio book doesnt work, dont buy this edition

    The Audio book doesnt work, dont buy this edition

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 7, 2012

    Poor formating and the audio book is corrupted!

    Poor formating and the audio book is corrupted!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 2, 2012

    Great classic novel.

    A must have for every reader of classic novels.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2012

    The The u n The unbridged

    This is a cool novel/ book if it is a graphic novel it will be the best novel/book ever and i will make$,

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2012

    Look

    Five stars. Nuff said

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