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  • ISBN-13: 9781234890667
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 10/28/2012
  • Language: French
  • Pages: 46
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.10 (d)

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  • Posted July 22, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    READ THE UNABRIDGED VERSION!

    The unabridged version is what you should read. That's what the author Victor Hugo wanted us to read. He did not write 1463 pages for people to butcher it up to an abridged version. And with the abridged version you don't fully get the affect of the book. I know people don't have a very good attention span these days but it's so worth it to read the unabridged version. The abridged version takes alot of important parts out. If you are in a hurry and need a quick read for school or something like that get the spark notes or cliff notes. Please show the author respect by reading the unbutchered version. I'm dissappointed in BN for publishing the abridged version. Les Miserables is one of the most greatest books on the world. Don't let the size of the book discourage you. When you look at it like this some of us read 1000 some pages a month when we add up all the books we've read.

    50 out of 64 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2008

    A True Classic

    I've read both the unabridged version and this abridged version. This version summarizes parts of the book where Hugo gets a bit long winded and spends several pages just to make one point that could easily be made by one paragraph. I prefer this version. <BR/><BR/>Hugo's Jean Valjean will have you sharing his feelings as society both praises and condemns him. Society praises his accomplishments yet can condemn him for past mistakes and for which overrule anything he did or could have done to better himself and those around him. While reading this novel I often wonder how close to the truth this treatment was. I suspect, very close.

    21 out of 23 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 26, 2008

    How can I describe it?

    I loved this book. It is skillfully written and truly a classic. I would recommend reading the full version, not the abridged because there is a lot that you miss. A wonderful book full of action and love. It is now my favorite book ever!

    10 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2008

    This is the best book I have ever read

    This is my favorite book of all time. It is filled with great characters that one would sincerily care about, and has an unforgettable, yet sometimes misunderstood hero. I VERY highly recommend this book to all!!

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 25, 2012

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    A True Classic Masterpiece & a must read.

    Les Miserables is my new all-time favorite books. I love the richness of the story, the grandness and generosity of the sentiments, and the deep human insight. I find this old translation to be just lovely. I can open it to many a page and just read, like lovely poetry, for the beauty of the language. But it is most worthwhile for the depth of humanity that Hugo shows thru his precious character. Such Jean Valjean who stole my heart.

    As I mentioned in my headline the book is a must read. It would be a crime to miss this wonderful - you are among the miserable of the earth in a very different sense if you don't take the time to read it.

    Another wonderful element is the sense of history that you get from it. The Napoleonic wars still inspired passion. It's great to see the battle of Waterloo recounted from the French side. There a forty or fifty page chapter that is worth reading for the history alone - all triggered as an aside to explain why Valjean was convicted a second time despite his good works, because, in court, he referred in passing to Napoleon as "the Emperor." It brings history alive in a way that history books alone do not at times. And I usally look for those since I am a huge history buff. For anyone else who luvs to jog back into history pick up this book. It's definately worth the read.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2012

    It's written in French

    It's in French, so non-French speakers beware

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2012

    Les miserables

    French version. Wish it would say that in description!

    4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 27, 2011

    In French

    I cannot read French.

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 20, 2010

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    Abridged???

    I keep missing parts of the book. This is no good for someone who already loves great literature and is trying to re-read.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 22, 2012

    "Not like the play." You're joking, right? You do rea

    &quot;Not like the play.&quot;
    You're joking, right? You do realize the play was based off the novel (which was written approximately a hundred and fifty years ago) and not the other way around? Les Miserables is quite possibly the most brilliant work of all classic literature. Personally, I prefer the unabridged version, but I can understand why people would want the abridged, as Hugo does tend to get a bit long-winded... I was told once that authors back then were paid by the page or the word.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2012

    Amazing!

    I bought this after enjoying the movie, unaware of its size. It took me a month to complete. Excepting this fact, and a few confusing tidbits here and there, this book is astounding. Hugo's writing is amazing, and I grew attached to every single one of the characters. It is most definently worth the time and money. And its not too terribly hard to understand- I was 12 when I read it and understood it fine. You have no excuse to not buy it.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 2, 1999

    Absolutely outstanding

    Despite a large number of typos in the 1996 B&N unabridged edition, every word in it marks two masters--Hugo as editor, and Wilbour as translator. Don't lose out by choosing an abridged edition! All 1222 pages of the 1996 ed. are worth reading--twice.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2013

    Barnes & Noble really should not sell a classics edition of

    Barnes &amp; Noble really should not sell a classics edition of an abridged novel. If they want their classics books to be authoritative, they need to be unabridged. Nobody should read an abridged book, and nobody should be accepting of having other people make the decision for them of what is important and not.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 29, 2012

    Why are people saying this is in French? Barnes & Noble (who

    Why are people saying this is in French? Barnes &amp; Noble (who publishes this edition) does not publish in French.

    I'll throw in a 5 star because it's a great book. I would recommend the unabridged but if 1463 pages is a bit daunting to you, at least pick up this version.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 15, 2012

    Help?

    I need to know whether this has any typos.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 10, 2012

    Victor Hugo is to France what Abraham Lincoln is to the United S

    Victor Hugo is to France what Abraham Lincoln is to the United States, What Mohandas Ghandi is to India. Les Miserables is not a work of Fiction in the simple sense - It is a vision from the mind of the great French Visionary, a tale from the mind of a man made a hero by his own humanity. It may sound cliche, I know - but this book has the ability to change your life...that is, assuming your willing to let that happen.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2011

    Amazing

    Read it a few years ago and fell in love w the characters. The situations and the tragities moved me.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 25, 2011

    Revisa

    Qwerty

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 7, 2011

    Probably the best book I ever read

    No other story summarises so many human aspects as this one: forgiveness, sacrifice, passion, love, greed and deception. A masterpiece of literature.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 13, 2013

    Nook

    So cwazy

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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