Les Misérables (Illustrated) (THE GREAT CLASSICS LIBRARY)

Les Misérables (Illustrated) (THE GREAT CLASSICS LIBRARY)

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by Victor Hugo
     
 

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Before there was a movie (several, actually) and a musical, there was a book. A very, very large book, in five volumes. Its main story is of Jean Valjean, imprisoned for stealing a loaf of bread and then hunted implacably by Inspector Javert as he tries to live an honest and productive life, and act as a foster father to the waif Cosette. But the novel is packed with…  See more details below

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Before there was a movie (several, actually) and a musical, there was a book. A very, very large book, in five volumes. Its main story is of Jean Valjean, imprisoned for stealing a loaf of bread and then hunted implacably by Inspector Javert as he tries to live an honest and productive life, and act as a foster father to the waif Cosette. But the novel is packed with far too many characters, events, ideas to fit into a movie or a musical. Even the secondary story - that of the students protesting and taking to the barricades in June, 1832 - is only one of many in this bursting, vital book.
The novel also takes the reader all over France and through various parts of nineteenth century Paris, offering a colorful backdrop to the stirring and touching events it portrays.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940016106915
Publisher:
Revenant
Publication date:
12/18/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,341,688
File size:
6 MB

Meet the Author

Victor Hugo, in full Victor Marie Hugo (French pronunciation: ​[1802 – 1885) was a French poet, novelist, and dramatist. He is considered one of the most well-known French Romantic writers. 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. Outside France, his best-known works are the novels Les Misérables, 1862, and Notre-Dame de Paris, 1831 (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 and he became a passionate supporter of republicanism. As a result,
his work touches upon most of the political and social issues and artistic trends of his time. He is buried in the Panthéon, alongside many of France's greatest men.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
February 26, 1802
Date of Death:
May 22, 1885
Place of Birth:
Besançon, France
Place of Death:
Paris, France
Education:
Pension Cordier, Paris, 1815-18

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Les Misérables 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is great! This is the complete edition, meaning it has all 5 volumes in it and is unabridged! It has a working table of contents which is a very much needed in a work this large! This is a great edition! I'm very pleased!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hey Man you can't believe how long this book is until you've finished reading it. A European literature classic for sure.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great classic. I love it. What's more is that it's an extremely affordable: it 's only 99 cents!!!
ClutchClutch More than 1 year ago
1285 nook pages. if you doubt this is the full unabridged version look at the file size; 4MB for a ebook is f*cking huge.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
To the person who said it was huge - it's not called the Brick for nothing. My physical copy is bigger than a brick. I love this book! Definately one of my favorites. ~ Alias
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I must say i fancy the unbridged version then the original this one doesn't cause problems. Dr. Thadeus
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It was ok but not a fast read
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Is this book the complete version, all 5 volumes and 1463 pages? All for only a buck? This is questionable for me. Can someone please tell me so I can know what I might be buying?