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Les misérables

Author: Victor Hugo; Adam Gopnik; Julie Rose; James Madden
Publisher: New York : Modern Library, an imprint of The Random House Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Inc., [2008] ©2008
Series: Modern library of the world's best books.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : Modern Library editionView all editions and formats
Summary:
The novel traces the life of Jean-Valjean, a 19th century Parisian peasant who steals a loaf of bread to feed his starving children, and thereby becomes criminalized as a convict. This story of how he struggles to escape his past and reaffirm his humanity, in a world brutalized by poverty and ignorance, has become a powerful social document and the gospel of the poor and the oppressed.
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Genre/Form: History
Historical fiction
Epic fiction
Fiction
Epic literature
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hugo, Victor, 1802-1885.
Misérables.
New York : Modern Library, 2008
(OCoLC)624328729
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Victor Hugo; Adam Gopnik; Julie Rose; James Madden
ISBN: 9780679643333 0679643338 9780812974263 0812974263 9780394604893 039460489X 9780679600121 0679600124 9780451419439 045141943X
OCLC Number: 7991031
Notes: Series statement from dust jacket
"The principal text of this Modern Library edition was set in a digitized version of Janson, a typeface that dates from about 1690 and was cut by Nicholas Kis, a Hungarian working in Amsterdam."--Colophon
Description: xxxiv, 1330 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction / Adam Gopnik --
Les Miserables --
Pt. 1. Fantine --
Pt. 2. Cosette --
Pt. 3. Marius --
Pt. 4. The Idyll of the Rue Plumet and the Epic of the Rue Saint-Denis --
Pt. 5. Jean Valjean.
Series Title: Modern library of the world's best books.
Other Titles: Misérables.
Responsibility: Victor Hugo ; a new translation by Julie Rose ; introduction by Adam Gopnik ; notes by James Madden.
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The novel traces the life of Jean-Valjean, a 19th century Parisian peasant who steals a loaf of bread to feed his starving children, and thereby becomes criminalized as a convict. This story of how he struggles to escape his past and reaffirm his humanity, in a world brutalized by poverty and ignorance, has become a powerful social document and the gospel of the poor and the oppressed.

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