Victor Hugo: Three Novels (Library of Essential Writers)

Victor Hugo: Three Novels (Library of Essential Writers)

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by Victor Hugo
     
 

Victor Hugo wrote at epic scale on grand themes: the irrepressibility of love, the morality of social and political institutions, the redemptive power of mercy, and the indomitability of the human spirit. The most popular writer in nineteenth-century France, his novels are sweeping romances imbued with colorful historical detail, passionate social

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Victor Hugo wrote at epic scale on grand themes: the irrepressibility of love, the morality of social and political institutions, the redemptive power of mercy, and the indomitability of the human spirit. The most popular writer in nineteenth-century France, his novels are sweeping romances imbued with colorful historical detail, passionate social commentary, moving sentiment, and dramatic character studies.

This omnibus collects three of Hugo’s best-known novels. The Hunchback of Notre Dame tells the story of four men from different walks of life who vie for the hand of the gypsy woman Esmerelda. Les Misérables, Hugo’s masterpiece, is the story of thief Jean Valjean’s spiritual transformation and his pursuit by relentless forces of justice. The Man Who Laughs is Hugo’s somber and serious meditation on class struggle and the sufferings of the underclass.

Victor Hugo: Three Novels is part of Barnes & Noble’s Library of Essential Writers. Each title in the series presents the finest works—complete and unabridged—from one of the greatest writers in literature in magnificent, elegantly designed hardback editions. Every volume also includes an original introduction that provides the reader with enlightening information on the writer’s life and works.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760793237
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
10/18/2008
Series:
Library of Essential Writers Series
Edition description:
Complete and Unabridged
Pages:
1546
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 2.80(d)

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