Les Miserables (Signet Classics)

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Les Miserables (Signet Classics) Author Victor Hugo
ISBN-10 045141943X
ISBN-13 9780451419439
Year 2013-10-01
Pages 1488
Language English
Publisher Signet
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The only completelyunabridged paperback edition of Victor Hugos masterpiecea sweeping tale of love loss valor and passion Introducing one of the most famous characters in literature Jean Valjeanthe noble peasant imprisoned for stealing a loaf of breadLes Misrables ranks among the greatest novels of all time In it Victor Hugo takes readers deep into the Parisian underworld immerses them in a battle between good and evil and carries them to the barricades during the uprising of 1832 with a breathtaking realism that is unsurpassed in modern prose Within his dramatic story are themes that capture the intellect and the emotions crime and punishment the relentless persecution of Valjean by Inspector Javert the desperation of the prostitute Fantine the amorality of the rogue Thnardier and the universal desire to escape the prisons of our own minds Les Misrables gave Victor Hugo a canvas upon which he portrayed his criticism of the French political and judicial systems but the portrait that resulted is larger than life epic in scopean extravagant spectacle that dazzles the senses even as it touches the heart Translated by Lee Fahnestock and Norman Macafee based on the classic nineteenth century Charles E Wilbour translation Inlcudes an Introduction by Lee Fahnestock and an Afterword byChris Bohjalian

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