Les Miserables - Victor Hugo, Lee Fahnestock, Norman MacAfee & Chris Bohjalian

Les Miserables

By Victor Hugo, Lee Fahnestock, Norman MacAfee & Chris Bohjalian

  • Release Date - Published: 2013-10-01
  • Book Genre: Classics
  • Author: Victor Hugo, Lee Fahnestock, Norman MacAfee & Chris Bohjalian
Our rating: 5/5 stars

4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 26 Ratings)

Les Miserables Victor Hugo, Lee Fahnestock, Norman MacAfee & Chris Bohjalian read online review & book description:

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The only completely unabridged paperback edition of Victor Hugo’s masterpiece—a sweeping tale of love, loss, valor, and passion.


Introducing one of the most famous characters in literature, Jean Valjean—the noble peasant imprisoned for stealing a loaf of bread—Les Misérables ranks among the greatest novels of all time. In it, Victor Hugo takes readers deep into the Parisian underworld, immerses them in a battle between good and evil, and carries them to the barricades during the uprising of 1832 with a breathtaking realism that is unsurpassed in modern prose.

Within his dramatic story are themes that capture the intellect and the emotions: crime and punishment, the relentless persecution of Valjean by Inspector Javert, the desperation of the prostitute Fantine, the amorality of the rogue Thénardier, and the universal desire to escape the prisons of our own minds. Les Misérables gave Victor Hugo a canvas upon which he portrayed his criticism of the French political and judicial systems, but the portrait that resulted is larger than life, epic in scope—an extravagant spectacle that dazzles the senses even as it touches the heart.
 
Translated by Lee Fahnestock and Norman Macafee, based on the classic nineteenth-century Charles E. Wilbour translation
 
Inlcudes an Introduction by Lee Fahnestock
and an Afterword by Chris Bohjalian

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  • MASTERPIECE

    5
    By Prophet Amos
    A must read for those, who appreciate and enjoy classic literature. A few typos, but a good copy otherwise. Typos: Pg. 416 things that WERE there. Pg. 486 no space between 18 & 1815. Pg. 520 no space between 18 & 1815. Pg. 525 no space between 18 & 1815. Pg. 1926 At the station O/F the Place du Chatelet (O/F is the typo). Please fix the typos with an update. The best electronic edition available.
  • Awesome

    5
    By OvX_6
    PERFECT
  • Wonderful! Must Read!

    5
    By Steelerfan102030
    This is one of the most amazing books I've ever read (and I read a lot). The length intimated me for a long time, but once I started it I could hardly put it down! It's inspiring, and will make you think about things in new ways. All while being a wonderful and exciting story! No one who finishes this book will ever regret it.

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