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    Description"Les Miserables," by Victor Hugo, is part of the "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": All editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. "Barnes & Noble Classics "pulls together a constellation of influences--biographical, historical, and literary--to enrich each reader's understanding of these enduring works. One of the most widely read novels of all time, "Les Miserables "was the crowning literary achievement of Victor Hugo's 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 Miserables," an enormous melodrama set against the background of political upheaval in France following the rule of Napoleon I. This newly abridged edition of "Les Miserables" 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 Miserables" 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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    Les Miserables
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    By (author) Victor Hugo
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 896
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 205 mm
    Thickness: 47 mm
    Weight: 717 g
    ISBN 13: 9781593080662
    ISBN 10: 1593080662

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    LC classification: PQ2286 .A38 2003
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    Edition statement
    Abridged edition
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    Publication date
    30 November 2003
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY