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Les Miserables by Victor Hugo. Translated into English by Isabel F. Hapgood. Printed in 1887. This ebook has 1,499 pages and contains the five volumes of Les Miserables. A French novel that is... More > supposed to be one of the greatest novels ever written. The story follows the lives of several characters over a 20 year period in the early 19th century.< Less
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Les Misérables (1862) is a novel by French author Victor Hugo, and among the best-known novels of the 19th century. It follows the lives and interactions of several French characters over a... More > twenty year period in the early 19th century that starts in the year of Napoleon's final defeat. Principally focusing on the struggles of the protagonist—ex-convict Jean Valjean—who seeks to redeem himself, the novel also examines the impact of Valjean's actions for the sake of social commentary. It examines the nature of good, evil, and the law, in a sweeping story that expounds upon the history of France, architecture of Paris, politics, moral philosophy, law, justice, religion, and the types and nature of romantic and familial love. Les Misérables is known to many through its numerous stage and screen adaptations, of which the most famous is the stage musical of the same name, sometimes abbreviated "Les Mis" or "Les Miz" .< Less
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Originally published in 1862, Les Miserables is a novel in five volumes that relates the experiences of Jean Valjean over the course of 15 years during his time in prison for stealing a loaf of... More > bread, his release and slow redemption. Hugo also recounts the stories of Valjean's nemesis, Javert, Fantine and her daughter Cosette as well as a host of other characters, major and minor. By pitting a downcast set of individuals against an over-bearing state, Hugo manages to combine his Romantic viewpoint with a political perspective. Although the novel was panned by critics at the time, it proved immensely popular with readers both in France and outside it in translation. In the modern era it has spawned an extremely successful musical stage version and a recent film version that relies more on the musical than strictly on the book.< Less
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Les Misérables is a French historical novel by Victor Hugo, first published in 1862, that is considered one of the greatest novels of the nineteenth century. Beginning in 1815 and culminating... More > in the 1832 June Rebellion in Paris, the novel follows the lives and interactions of several characters, focusing on the struggles of ex-convict Jean Valjean and his experience of redemption.< Less
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Les Miserables is an unforgettable 19th century masterpiece of French literature by Victor Hugo, which was first published in 1862. Les Miserables (or "the Miserable Ones") is a story... More > filled with adventure, love, crime, punishment, and redemption. It features such moving and memorable characters as heroic ex-convict Jean Valjean, the undaunted police detective Javert, the tragic prostitute Fantine and her young, innocent daughter, Cosette. This epic novel moves from the French provinces to the dark alleys of Paris, from the battlefield of Waterloo to the ramparts of Paris during the revolt of 1832. In addition to the storyline, Hugo fits in his thoughts on religion, politics, society and his famous retelling of the Battle of Waterloo. Therefore this book is not a quick or light read, and one might wait until they're in a full body cast to read this via smart device. Either way it is a magnificent piece of historical fiction to be savored.< Less
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The major plot of the novel Les Miserables involves Jean Valjean who is released from prison, and through the kindness of Father Myriel, becomes a new man. He gets a new name via association with... More > Myriel and his obvious kindness and generosity to others and gradually builds a successful and prosperous life for himself with a renovation of the jet-work industry in Montreuil-surmer. One of his employees is-although unknown to him-fired by the head mistress because of an illegitimate baby.< Less
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This is the original novel by Victor Hugo that has been so famously adapted as a stage musical. Les Miserables follows the life of ex-convict Jean Valjean and his struggle for redemption against the... More > backdrop of the wider social and political struggles of France between 1815 and 1832. Examining the nature of law and grace, the novel elaborates upon the history of France, architecture of Paris, politics, moral philosophy, antimonarchism, justice, religion, and the types and nature of romantic and familial love. Upton Sinclair named Les Miserables "one of the half-dozen greatest novels of the world".< Less
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VICTOR HUGO Les Misérables Victor Marie Hugo, the great French poet, dramatist, and novelist, was born at Besançon, on February 26, 1802. He wrote verses from boyhood, and after minor... More > successes, achieved reputation with "Odes et Poésies," 1823. Hugo early became the protagonist of the romantic movement in French literature. In 1841 he was elected to the Academy. From 1845 he took an increasingly active part in politics, with the result that from 1852 to 1870 he lived in exile, first in Jersey and then in Guernsey. "Les Misérables" is not only the greatest of all Victor Hugo's productions, but is in many respects the greatest work of fiction ever conceived. An enormous range of matter is pressed into its pages--by turn historical, philosophical, lyrical, humanitarian--but running through all the change of scene is the tragedy and comedy of life at its darkest and its brightest, and of human passions at their worst and at their best. It is more than a novel.< Less
The 2014 Les Miserables Commemorative
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Hannah Moore and friends from Niceville perform Les Miserables at the Mattie Kelly Fine Arts Center in Niceville in the summer of 2013.
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