Les misérables by Victor Hugo

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Published by Little, Brown, and Company in Boston .

Written in English

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rec 19981031 pjr

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Statementby Victor Hugo
SeriesLibrary edition
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LC ClassificationsPQ2287 .M5 1894
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Paginationv. :
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Open LibraryOL24326657M

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Hugo now turns to another leading character, Marius. Marius is a seventeen-year-old who lives with his grandfather, M. Gillenormand, a relic of the Old Regime. In a nearby town, Georges Pontmercy, Marius' father, a hero of the Napoleonic wars, lives in retirement.

Gillenormand, by threatening to disinherit Marius, has forced Georges. As for the story itself, Les Miserables is simply one of the greatest stories ever told. Victor Hugo had his faults as a writer (he had a tendency to waffle aimlessly, get certain facts wrong and characterise his characters very basicly) but the story he told in the 1,+ pages of Les Miserables is captivating and ultimately timeless.3/5(29).

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Set in the Parisian underworld and plotted like a detective story, the work follows the fortunes of the convict Jean Valjean, a victim of society who has been imprisoned for 19 years for stealing a loaf of bread. Hugo opens Book Three of Les Misérables by discussing the street children of Paris and going through all of the different "types" of urchins as though they were sub-species of humanity.

When he's done with that, he gives a long discussion of Paris as though the city were a sort of person with a specific personality. Here, it is the Bishop of Digne who sets the spiritual keynote for Les Misérables.

A truly good man or woman is one of the most difficult characters for a writer to portray convincingly. Notice that in describing the bishop, Hugo does not simply tell us "This man is a saint.". 61, free ebooks. 59 by Victor Hugo. Bibliographic Record. Hugo, Victor, Hapgood, Isabel Florence, Les Misérables.

Alternate Title. The Grandeurs of Despair. Frontispiece Volume Five. Titlepage Volume Five. Last Drop from the Cup. The Twilight Decline. VOLUME I—FANTINE. So long as there shall exist, by virtue of law and custom, decrees of damnation pronounced by society, artificially creating hells amid the civilization of earth, and adding the element of human fate to.

The convict Jean Valjean is released from a French prison after serving nineteen years for stealing a loaf of bread and for subsequent attempts to escape from prison. When Valjean arrives at the town of Digne, no one is willing to give him shelter because he is an ex-convict.

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The book is nearly 3, pages long and considered an epic. It is set in France and spans the course. Les Misérables Introduction. It's not easy to put Les Misérables in a nutshell, considering that it's one of the longest novels ever written.

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Considered to be French novelist Victor Hugo's masterpiece, Les Miserables, which was published inis a sprawling historical and philosophical epic that covers from through the Paris Uprising in Notable for its many subplots and digressions from the main storyline, the novel's stated aim is a progress from evil to good, from injustice to justice, from falsehood to truth, which.

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Les Misérables is a rich, complex, profound, and heart-breaking work of historical fiction, and one of the greatest novels of all time. This includes all five volumes, as well as illustrations by Émile Bayard. Also, many of the more poetic passages are preserved in the original French, side-by-side with an English translation/5(K).

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Along the way, the ex-convict joins a revolution, adopts a daughter, and beats people up. Hooray. less. Les Misérables is based on an ethics which believes in the triumph of the defeated. At the novel's climax, Hugo describes how Marius "began to have an inkling of.

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