Les Misérables: The Classic Story of the Triumph of Grace and Redemption, Adapted for Today's Reader

Les Misérables: The Classic Story of the Triumph of Grace and Redemption, Adapted for Today's Reader

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by Victor Hugo
     
 

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Here’s the epic story that spawned Hollywood films and Broadway musicals—in a condensed and updated version perfect for the twenty-first century reader seeking its redemptive message. Born of the unrest that pervaded France after the failure of its eighteenth-century revolution, Les Misérables follows the journey of Jean Valjean from depravity…  See more details below

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Here’s the epic story that spawned Hollywood films and Broadway musicals—in a condensed and updated version perfect for the twenty-first century reader seeking its redemptive message. Born of the unrest that pervaded France after the failure of its eighteenth-century revolution, Les Misérables follows the journey of Jean Valjean from depravity and corruption to grace and redemption. The eclectic cast of characters accompanying Valjean causes us to empathize with the condition of the human spirit—from Fantine, the desperate single mother, to the cold justice of Javert, to the passion of Cosette, to the revolutionary spirit in Marius. This retelling of Hugo’s epic 1862 novel retains the richness that is Les Mis, in approximately one-fifth of the original wording.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781630580230
Publisher:
Barbour Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/01/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
616,161
File size:
6 MB

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Les Miserables: The Classic Story of the Triumph of Grace and Redemption, Adapted for Today's Reader 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found this interpretation well done and easy to read. I loved the play and have seen it many times. This book brought in new information that was useful and I enjoyed the trip to France once again!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago