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Les Miserables [Unabridged Edition]

Les Miserables [Unabridged Edition]

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Les Misérables (literally "The Miserable Ones"; usually /leɪ ˌmɪzəˈrɑːb/; French pronunciation: [le mizeʁabl(ə)]), 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

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Les Misérables (literally "The Miserable Ones"; usually /leɪ ˌmɪzəˈrɑːb/; French pronunciation: [le mizeʁabl(ə)]), 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 expounds 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 Misérables is known to many through its numerous stage and screen adaptations, most notably the stage musical of the same name, sometimes abbreviated "Les Mis"

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012396785
Publisher:
Lions Gate Classics
Publication date:
03/23/2011
Series:
Lions Gate Classics , #1
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Format:
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Sales rank:
201,913
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Victor-Marie Hugo (French pronunciation: [viktɔʁ maʁi yˈɡo]) (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 More than 1 year ago
I began this novel somewhat reluctantly, having had bad experiences with French literature in the past; reluctance quickly turned into a gripping anticipation as to what would happen next and a veneration for the author’s preponderance of lofty moral and social lessons weaved in and out of the plot line. Though it took me a good two months to work my way through the 1500+ pages, the experience was well worthwhile. Yes, reading this book is definitely a major time commitment, but if you can swing it, don’t pass up the opportunity to read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I so enjoyed this book! Hugo does an amazing job, he captivates you from the very first page until you finish the book. One of the best books i have ever read. I highly recommend this book :)
John-Gregory More than 1 year ago
I found that this version is a really good one. The translation is nearly flawless. It reads wonderfully. If you have not read this book do yourself a good deed and read it. This is a powerful book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
For my humanities class we were given a list of french novels to choose from, L¿s Miserabl¿s being one. I cannot say that this was the best book i have ever read, but it exceeded my expectations by far. The storyline is phenomenal, and the characters will leave a mark on you forever.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the greatest classic novels of all time. If you haven't read this novel its a must read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book starts off very slow, but i promise you will be pleased if you stay with it. As soon as the character Jean vou Jean was introduced, i could not put it down. I am not usually a fan of older books, but this is a favorite.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am 9 yr old and i love this book!
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This is french.
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Is this book a complete and unabridged edition?
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