Les Misérables

Les Misérables

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Librarian's Note: this is an alternate cover edition for ISBN 9780451525260.

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.

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    Les Misérables Reviews

  • Emily May

    Les Misérables can be translated from the French into "The Miserable Ones", "The Wretched", "The Poor Ones", "The Wretched Poor" or "The Victims". So, as you will have concluded, this is not a happy ...

  • Hippo dari Hongkong

    One of the "biggest" book I've ever read, and I remembered Mick Foley's "warning" about a big book."A big book is like a serious relationship; it requires a commitment. Not only that, but there's no g...

  • Aubrey

    Let's say that I could choose a single book with the guarantee that every man, woman, and child would read it. I would not choose my top three favorites, nor would I choose the one whose remnants are ...

  • Ahmad Sharabiani

    873. Les Misérables, Victor HugoLes Misérables is a French historical novel by Victor Hugo, first published in 1862, that is considered one of the greatest novels of the 19th century. In the English...

  • Melissa ? Dog/Wolf Lover ? Martin

    I'm in the minority unfortunately. I thought the book was okay. I was hoping it would blow my mind and be a favorite like The Count Of Monte Cristo, as I was afraid of that book too, but alas, it was ...

  • Ahmad Sharabiani

    873. Les Misérables, Victor HugoLes Misérables is a French historical novel by Victor Hugo, first published in 1862, that is considered one of the greatest novels of the 19th century. In the English...

  • Fabian

    I chose to read the hefty Victor Hugo classic for my thirtieth birthday, &, let me tell you, the experience was One Biiiig Bitch. I mean, why EVEN go to the 200 + year old text when the Broadway music...

  • Lisa

    What makes a favourite book? In this case, I will have to say: one single character that broke my heart and shaped my idealism and stirred my anger: Gavroche Thénardier."Si l'on demandait à la grand...

  • Michael

    This will be another review-as-I-go!First, a thank you to Rachel for recommending the Fahnestock and MacAfee translation, which is wonderful so far!Next, a question: Why have I been so drawn lately to...

  • ~Jo~

    This is the longest book I've ever read (one might call it a beast) and it is without a shadow of a doubt, the best book I've ever been privileged enough to read. I mean, WOW. I struggle to put into w...