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Les Miserables by Victor Hugo (Full Version)
     

Les Miserables by Victor Hugo (Full Version)

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Les Misérables (1862) is a novel by French author Victor Hugo, and among the best-known novels of the 19th century. It follows the lives and interactions of several French characters over a twenty year period in the early 19th century that starts in the year of Napoleon's final defeat. Principally focusing on the struggles of the protagonist—ex-convict

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Les Misérables (1862) is a novel by French author Victor Hugo, and among the best-known novels of the 19th century. It follows the lives and interactions of several French characters over a twenty year period in the early 19th century that starts in the year of Napoleon's final defeat. Principally focusing on the struggles of the protagonist—ex-convict Jean Valjean—who seeks to redeem himself, the novel also examines the impact of Valjean's actions for the sake of social commentary. It examines the nature of good, evil, and the law, in a sweeping story that expounds upon the history of France, architecture of Paris, politics, moral philosophy, law, justice, religion, and the types and nature of romantic and familial love. Les Misérables is known to many through its numerous stage and screen adaptations, of which the most famous is the stage musical of the same name, sometimes abbreviated "Les Mis" or "Les Miz" .

Product Details

BN ID:
2940013809277
Publisher:
Maran State Books
Publication date:
12/30/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
2 MB

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Meet the Author

Victor-Marie Hugo (26 February 1802 — 22 May 1885) was a French
poet, novelist, playwright, essayist, visual artist, statesman,
human rights campaigner, and perhaps the most influential exponent
of the Romantic movement in France. In France, Hugo's literary
reputation rests on his poetic and dramatic output. 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. In the English-speaking
world his best-known works are often the novels Les Misérables and
Notre-Dame de Paris (sometimes translated into English as The
Hunchback of Notre-Dame). Though extremely conservative in his
youth, Hugo moved to the political left 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.

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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