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Les Miserables, by Victor Hugo, is part of the #LINK<Barnes & Noble Classics># series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics:
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One of the most widely read novels of all time, Les Misérables was the crowning literary achievement of Victor Hugos stunning career. Though he was considered the greatest French writer of his day, Hugo was forced to flee the country because of his opposition to Napoleon III. While in exile he completed Les Misérables, an enormous melodrama set against the background of political upheaval in France following the rule of Napoleon I.

This newly abridged edition of Les Misérables tells the story of the peasant Jean Valjean—unjustly imprisoned, baffled by destiny, and hounded by his nemesis, the magnificently realized, ambiguously malevolent police detective Javert. As Valjean struggles to redeem his past, we are thrust into the teeming underworld of Paris with all its poverty, ignorance, and suffering. Just as cruel tyranny threatens to extinguish the last vestiges of hope, rebellion sweeps over the land like wildfire, igniting a vast struggle for the democratic ideal in France.

A monumental classic dedicated to the oppressed, the underdog, the laborer, the rebel, the orphan, and the misunderstood, Les Misérables is a rich, emotional novel that captures nothing less than the entirety of life in nineteenth-century France.

Laurence M. Porter has published twelve books, including Victor Hugo (1999), and a hundred articles and chapters. He was a National Endowment for the Humanties Senior Fellow in 1998. He teaches French at Michigan State University, where he won the Distinguished Faculty Award in 1995.

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Robert Louis Stevenson once said of "Les Miserables, "Take it for all in all, there are few books in the world that can be compared with it." A story of poverty, wretchedness, and, ultimately, the human will to overcome any condition and climb toward redemption, "Les Miserables is the inspiration of several film adaptations, and the second-longest running musical in Broadway history. Laurence Porter received his doctorate from Harvard, and has taught French Literature and the Romance and Classical Languages. His numerous publications include "The Literary Dream in French Romanticism: A Psychological Interpretation, "The Crisis of French Symbolism, and "Victor Hugo.

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Robert Louis Stevenson once said of Les "Miserables, "Take it for all in all, there are few books in the world that can be compared with it." A story of poverty, wretchedness, and, ultimately the human will to overcome any conditions and climb toward redemption, "Les Miserables is the inspiration of several film adaptations, and the second longest running musical in Broadway history.

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Laurence M. Porter has published twelve books, including Victor Hugo (1999), and a hundred articles and chapters. He was a National Endowment for the Humanties Senior Fellow in 1998. He teaches French at Michigan State University, where he won the Distinguished Faculty Award in 1995.

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monicaholman, August 24, 2007 (view all comments by monicaholman)
I first read this book when I was 12. Since then I have read many many more books, but Les Miserables is still my favorite. There has never been a better cast of characters. Even the obssesed Javert. You fell what they go through, how they live. I havent read it since then, but I am looking for a copy now.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781593080662
Translator:
Porter, Laurence M.
Revised:
Wilbur, C.E.
Translator:
Wilber, Charles
Translator:
Wilbur, C.E.
Revised:
Porter, Laurence
Editor:
Porter, Laurence M.
Author:
Hugo, Victor
Author:
Porter, Laurence M.
Author:
Wilbur, C.E.
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble Classics
Subject:
General
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Paris (france)
Subject:
Orphans
Subject:
Ex-convicts
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Abridged
Edition Description:
Paperback
Abridged:
Y
Series:
Barnes & Noble Classics
Publication Date:
20031131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
896
Dimensions:
8.24x5.08x1.85 in. 1.58 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Robert Louis Stevenson once said of "Les Miserables, "Take it for all in all, there are few books in the world that can be compared with it." A story of poverty, wretchedness, and, ultimately, the human will to overcome any condition and climb toward redemption, "Les Miserables is the inspiration of several film adaptations, and the second-longest running musical in Broadway history. Laurence Porter received his doctorate from Harvard, and has taught French Literature and the Romance and Classical Languages. His numerous publications include "The Literary Dream in French Romanticism: A Psychological Interpretation, "The Crisis of French Symbolism, and "Victor Hugo.
"Synopsis" by , Robert Louis Stevenson once said of Les "Miserables, "Take it for all in all, there are few books in the world that can be compared with it." A story of poverty, wretchedness, and, ultimately the human will to overcome any conditions and climb toward redemption, "Les Miserables is the inspiration of several film adaptations, and the second longest running musical in Broadway history.
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