Les Miserables

Hugo, Victor

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‘Les Misérables’ is the compelling story of love, honour and obsession living amidst one of the most dramatic periods of French history, culminating in an explosive finale on the streets of Paris in the July revolution.

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Victor Hugo’s tale of injustice, heroism and love follows the fortunes of Jean Valjean, an escaped convict determined to put his criminal past behind him. But his attempts to become a respected member of the community are constantly put under threat: by his own conscience, when, owing to a case of mistaken identity, another man is arrested in his place; and by the relentless investigations of the dogged Inspector Javert. It is not simply for himself that Valjean must stay free, however, for he has sworn to protect the baby daughter of Fantine, driven to prostitution by poverty.

Norman Denny’s lively English translation is accompanied by an introduction discussing Hugo’s political and artistic aims in writing Les Misérables.

Victor Hugo (1802-85) wrote volumes of criticism, dramas, satirical verse and political journalism but is best remembered for his novels, especially Notre-Dame de Paris (also known as The Hunchback of Notre-Dame) and Les Misérables, which was adapted into one of the most successful musicals of all time.

‘All human life is here’
Cameron Mackintosh, producer of the musical Les Misérables

‘One of the half-dozen greatest novels of the world’
Upton Sinclair

‘A great writer – inventive, witty, sly, innovatory’
A. S. Byatt, author of Possession

Additional information

Weight 1053 g
Dimensions 204 × 138 × 54 mm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Hardback

Pages

1231

Language

English

Edition

Reprint

Dewey

843.7 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K