Now a major motion picure, adapted from the acclaimed Broadway musical, starring Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Amanda Seyfried, and Sacha Baron Cohen Victor Hugo’s tale of injustice, heroism and love follows the fortunes of Jean Valjean, an escaped convict determined to put his... show more
Now a major motion picure, adapted from the acclaimed Broadway musical, starring Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Amanda Seyfried, and Sacha Baron Cohen 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 Misérables is a novel on an epic scale, moving inexorably from the eve of the battle of Waterloo to the July Revolution of 1830. This striking edition features the widely celebrated and eminently readable translation by Norman Denny.
Publish date: December 4th 2012
Pages no: 232
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, Historical Fiction
, Classic Literature
, 19th Century
, French Literature
Series: Les Misérables (#1)
Not bad, but so reminiscent of Great Expectations and similar stories off the 100 Books list. This was, with Jean ValJean much more obvious. Of course he was going to be the 'hero' at the end. So sad for the girl to lose hair, then teeth, then prostitute to give money to the keepers of her child.
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 ...
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 ...
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...