Les Miserables by Victor Hugo

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One of the greatest epic novels in history, Les Misérables is the moving story of Jean Valjean’s struggle for redemption and his lifelong pursuit by Javert, a police detective determined to return Valjean to chains. Always one step ahead of Javert, Valjean encounters the tragic Fantine, and ultimately rescues Fantine’s daughter, Cosette, from her wretched life with the Thénadiers, treating the child as his own as she comes of age in pre-revolutionary Paris.

This special edition of Les Misérables also contains a review from the July 1862 issue of The Atlantic Monthly.

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Victor Hugo (1802-1885), novelist, poet, and dramatist, is one of the most important of French Romantic writers. Among his best-known works are The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1831) and Les Miserables (1862).
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I saw the movie and had earlier seen the play, but I realized that I had never read the novel, so I took on that project.

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