Miserables

ISBN-10: 045141943X
ISBN-13: 9780451419439
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Description: 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $9.95
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date: 10/1/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 1488
Size: 4.25" wide x 7.00" long x 2.25" tall
Weight: 2.068
Language: English

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. This Signet Classics edition is the ONLY completely unabridged paperback edition available today. Translated by Lee Fahnestock and Norman Macafee, based on the classic nineteenth-century Charles E. Wilbour translation With an Introduction by Lee Fahnestockand a New Afterword  

Chris Bohjalian, Bohjalian has written several novels, those titles include "Water Witches," "The Law of Similars" and "Past the Bleachers," which became a Hallmark Hall of Fame film. He also contributes to Reader's Digest, Boston Sunday Globe Magazine and the Burlington Free Press, where he's been a columnist since 1992. The novel "Midwives" focuses on the character Sibyl Danforth, who's a midwife that stands trial for manslaughter because of a woman's death during a home birth.

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