Les Miserables - Victor Hugo (Paperback)

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Product Details

Barcode
9780451419439
Department
Books
Released
1 Oct 2013
Supply Source
USA

Book

Authors
Victor Hugo
Lee Fahnestock (Translator)
Norman Macafee (Translator)
Christopher A. Bohjalian (Afterword)
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
New Amer Library Classics
Edition
Unabridged
Series
Signet Classics
Language
English
Number of Pages
1476
Dimensions
178 x 108 x 57mm (644g)

Annotation

Trying to forget his past and live an honest life, ex-convict Jean Valjean risks his freedom to take care of a motherless young girl during a period of political unrest in Paris.

Summary

The only completely unabridged paperback edition of Victor Hugo’s masterpiece—a sweeping tale of love, loss, valor, and passion.

Introducing one of the most famous characters in literature, Jean Valjean—the noble peasant imprisoned for stealing a loaf of bread—Les Misérables 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 Thénardier, and the universal desire to escape the prisons of our own minds. Les Misérables 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 scope—an 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 by Chris Bohjalian

Fiction

General Subject
Literature/Classics
BISAC Subject 1
Fiction / Classics
Library Subject 1
Ex-convicts; Fiction.
Library Subject 2
Orphans; Fiction.
Academic Subject 1
French Novel And Short Story
Dewey Classification
843/.7