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    Les Miserables (Hardback) By (author) Victor Hugo, Introduction by Peter Washington, Translated by Charles E. Wilbour

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    DescriptionTolstoy is said to have called Les Miserables the greatest novel ever written, and it exerted a powerful influence on the creation of War and Peace. At one level a detective story in which the relentless Inspector Javert obsessively pursues the escaped convict Jean Valjean, culminating in a dramatic chase through the sewers of Paris, at another level Hugo's masterpiece is a drama of crime, punishment and rehabilitation set against a panoramic description of French society in the years after Napoleon's fall from power. But this book is also about the metaphysical struggle between good and evil in the soul of every man and every community. Coloured by Hugo's distinctive philosophy, it is a plea for social justice, political enlightenment and personal charity which continues to speak with the undiminished authority more than a century after its first appearance.


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    Title
    Les Miserables
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Victor Hugo, Introduction by Peter Washington, Translated by Charles E. Wilbour
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 1472
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 210 mm
    Thickness: 60 mm
    Weight: 1,161 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781857152395
    ISBN 10: 1857152395
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    BIC E4L: CLA
    BIC subject category V2: FC
    Libri: B-231
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11000
    BISAC V2.8: FIC004000
    DC21: 843.7
    Thema V1.0: FBC
    Publisher
    Everyman
    Imprint name
    EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY
    Publication date
    29 May 1998
    Publication City/Country
    London