Les Miserables Complete and Unabridged: With Illustrations [Remastered for NOOK] by VICTOR HUGO | NOOK Book (eBook) | Barnes & Noble
Les Miserables Complete and Unabridged: With Illustrations [Remastered for NOOK]

Les Miserables Complete and Unabridged: With Illustrations [Remastered for NOOK]

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by VICTOR HUGO
     
 
�The power of a glance has been so much abused in love stories, that it has come to be disbelieved in. Few people dare now to say that two beings have fallen in love because they have looked at each other. Yet it is in this way that love begins, and in this way only.�
? Victor Hugo, Les Mis�rables


Les Mis�rables (usually /le? ?m?z?'r??b/; French

Overview

�The power of a glance has been so much abused in love stories, that it has come to be disbelieved in. Few people dare now to say that two beings have fallen in love because they have looked at each other. Yet it is in this way that love begins, and in this way only.�
? Victor Hugo, Les Mis�rables


Les Mis�rables (usually /le? ?m?z?'r??b/; French pronunciation: [le mize?abl(?)]), is an 1862 French novel by author Victor Hugo that is widely considered one of the greatest novels of the nineteenth century. The title is variously translated from the French as The Miserable, The Wretched, The Poor Ones, The Wretched Poor, or The Victims. Beginning in 1815 and culminating in the 1832 June Rebellion, the novel follows the lives and interactions of several characters, focusing on the struggles of ex-convict Jean Valjean and his experience of redemption.

Examining the nature of law and grace, the novel elaborates 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.

Les Mis�rables is known to many through its numerous stage and screen adaptations, most notably the stage musical of the same name.

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Editorial Reviews

The Denver Post - Alison Lurie
"A magnificent story� marvelously captured in this new unabridged translation. A lively, dramatic, and wonderfully readable translation of one of the greatest 19th-century novels.�
�The Denver Post

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940015591040
Publisher:
Literary Classic Collection
Publication date:
10/07/2012
Series:
Literary Classic Collection , #1
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Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
523,200
File size:
4 MB

Meet the Author

Victor Hugo, in full Victor Marie Hugo (French pronunciation: [vikt?? ma?i ygo]; 26 February 1802 � 22 May 1885)

Victor Hugo is one of the most important French Romantic writers. The two most popular works of Hugo are �Les Miserables� and �The Hunchback of Notre Dame�, published in our literature collection.

Victor Hugo was born in Besan�on on February 26th, 1802. Hugo's father Joseph-L�opold-Sigisbert Hugo was an officer in Napoleon's army. Victor Hugo was raised by his mother Sophie Tr�buchet, after she separated from his father.

Between 1815 to 1818 Hugo was educated in the Pension Cordier School in Paris. At this age he began to write tragedies and poetry, and translated Virgil.

Hugo�s first collection of poems, "Odes Et Poesies Diverses" was published in 1822 and it gained its author a royal pension from king Louis XVIII. In 1823 Victor Hugo published his first novel "Han D'Islande", which appeared first anonymously.

At age of 20, Victor Hugo married Ad�le Foucher in 1822.

Hugo�s famous historical work �Notre-Dame de Paris� (�The Hunchback of Notre Dame�), published in 1831, confirmed his dominance amongst the Romantics and brought him an instant success.

In the 1830s Victor Hugo published numerous volumes of lyric poetry. His poetic style was rich, passionate and full of powerful rhythms and sounds.

In his later life Hugo became involved in politics as a supporter of the republican form of government. After three unsuccessful attempts, Hugo was elected in 1841 to the Acad�mie Francaise.

After Napol�on III's coup d'�tat in 1851, Hugo left France believing his life was in danger. Hugo remained in exile in the Channel Islands for 19 years, until the fall of Napol�on III in 1870. During this period of his life, he wrote one of his best works including Les Mis�rables (1862).
When he returned to France, the whole country hailed him as a national hero.

Hugo died in Paris on May 22, 1885 and more than two million people joined his funeral procession in Paris.

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