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Les Misérables - Victor Hugo, Lee Fahnestock, Norman MacAfee, Mark McKerracher
Les Misérables
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It is hardly surprising that Victor Hugo’s 1862 masterwork should have inspired one of the most phenomenally successful musicals in the history of the Broadway stage.  Les Misérables has long been recognized as one of the finest novels of all time, a brilliant fusion of unforgettable characters... show more
It is hardly surprising that Victor Hugo’s 1862 masterwork should have inspired one of the most phenomenally successful musicals in the history of the Broadway stage.  Les Misérables has long been recognized as one of the finest novels of all time, a brilliant fusion of unforgettable characters and universal themes.Its hero is Jean Valjean, the noble peasant imprisoned. A sweeping story of love and honor in the depths of the Parisian underworld, immerses us in an epic struggle between good and evil, and carries us onto the barricades during the uprising of 1832 with a realism that is unsurpassed in modern literature.  We experience the desperation of the prostitute, Fantine; the amorality of the rogue, Thenardier; and the unquenchable desire of all human beings to be genuinely free.Hugo saw Les Misérables as a means of dramatizing his bitter criticism of French society, but the novel that resulted transcends its own time and place.  It's an ever-fascinating story, a sweeping spectacle that dazzles the senses as it touches the heart, and this audio edition captures its lasting greatness.
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Format: audiobook
ISBN: 9781622311385 (1622311388)
ASIN: 1622311388
Publisher: Penguin
Minutes: 360
Edition language: English
Series: Les Misérables (#1)
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Haidji - Books...and...Books!
Haidji - Books...and...Books! rated it
5.0 Masterpiece
Les MIserables. This book is a masterpiece.It is an incredible story of temptations, redemptions, evil, love; it describes how miserablelife in that era of France was for the common people. A story about real life, with fictional characters creating real people, and the social perspective is as ...
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5.0 Les Misérables
In my vacation, over the last two weeks, I visited the birthplace of Victor Hugo in Besançon, his home in Paris where his children were born, and his grave in Pantheon. I also read his “Les Miserables” again, that is 21 years after I read it for the first time in my High School in France, and I was ...
Dang Rover: Cover to Cover
Dang Rover: Cover to Cover rated it
5.0 #LesMiserables: A Timeless Triumph
As so many have discovered in the 153 years since it was written, Les Miserables is a triumph. I had heard it called the greatest story ever told. I doubted. I was wrong. It’s a story of redemption and love told through Jean Valjean, one of the greatest characters ever written. THE greates...
La Mala *the mean girl*
La Mala *the mean girl* rated it
0.0 Les Misérables
I blame my dad.He's been playing that Thenardier character, singing 'Master of the house' for more than two years now.And today, he made us watch The 25th Anniversary Concert of Les Misérables (spoiler alert: IT'S FREAKING AMAZING) , so...I HAVE to read the book.
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