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Les misérables

Author: Victor Hugo; Charles E Wilbour
Publisher: New York, Modern library [1931]
Series: Modern library of the world's best books.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 policeman  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Epic fiction
Fiction
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French fiction
Translations into English
Additional Physical Format: Online version: Hugo, Victor, 1802-1885.
Misérables.
New York, Modern library [1931]
(OCoLC)646915470
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Victor Hugo; Charles E Wilbour
OCLC Number: 339648
Notes: "First Modern library edition 1931."
Description: viii pages, 2 leaves, 3-1222 pages 21 cm
Contents: Fantine. --
Cosette. --
Marius. --
Saint Denis. --
Jean Valjean.
Series Title: Modern library of the world's best books.
Responsibility: by Victor Hugo; translated from the French by Charles E. Wilbour.

Abstract:

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 policeman 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. A compelling and compassionate view of the victims of early nineteenth-century French society, Les Miserables is a novel on an epic scale, moving inexorably from the eve of the battle of Waterloo to the July Revolution of 1830.

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