Author: Victor Hugo
Format: Kindle Edition
Published: November 28th 2012
Les Misérables (usually /leɪ ˌmɪzəˈrɑːb/; French pronunciation: [le mizeʁabl(ə)]) is a French historical fiction by Victor Hugo, first published in 1862, that is widely considered one of the greatest novels of the nineteenth century. The title can be variously translated from the French as The Miserable, The Wretched, The Poor Ones, The Wretched Poor, or The Victims, but in the English-speaking world the novel is usually referred to by its original French title. Beginning in 1815 and culminating in the 1832 June Rebellion, the novel follows the lives and interactions of several characters, focusing on the struggles of ex-convict Jean Valjean and his experience of redemption.
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. Les Misérables has been popularized through numerous stage and screen adaptations, including a musical.
This edition contains original 182 illustrations and others, remastered for Kindle. A great timeless read, before the Christmas release of the Huge new movie starring Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Russell Crowe, and Helena Bonham Carter.
*This editor has also added a plot summary. The book is over 1200 pages. This edition with plot summary allows you to skip to volumes per interest*