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Les misérables

by Hugo, Victor, 1802-1885.

Format: Print Book 1997
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
Available (2)
Location Collection Call #
Brentwood Library Classics FICTION Hugo
Location  Brentwood Library
 
Collection  Classics
 
Call Number  FICTION Hugo
 
 
Sewickley Public Library Fiction F HUG
Location  Sewickley Public Library
 
Collection  Fiction
 
Call Number  F HUG
 
 
Summary

It has been said that Victor Hugo has a street named after him in virtually every town in France. A major reason for the singular celebrity of this most popular and versatile of the great French writers is Les Misérables (1862). In this story of the trials of the peasant Jean Valjean--a man unjustly imprisoned, baffled by destiny, and hounded by his nemesis, the magnificently realized, ambiguously malevolent police detective Javert--Hugo achieves the sort of rare imaginative resonance that allows a work of art to transcend its genre.

Les Misérables is at once a tense thriller that contains one of the most compelling chase scenes in all literature, an epic portrayal of the nineteenth-century French citizenry, and a vital drama--highly particularized and poetic in its rendition but universal in its implications--of the redemption of one human being.

Additional Information
Series Everyman's library (Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.) ; 239.
Subjects Paris (France) -- Social life and customs -- 19th century -- Fiction.
France -- Social life and customs -- 19th century -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Knopf :1997
Distributed by Random House,
Other Titles Misérables.
Les misérables
Contributors Wilbour, Charles E. (Charles Edwin), 1833-1896.
Language English
Description xxxvii, 1432 pages ; 22 cm.
ISBN 0375403175
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