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Les Misérables

By Victor Hugo, 1802-1885

In this major new rendition by the acclaimed translator Julie Rose, Victor Hugo’s tour de force, Les Misérables, is revealed in its full unabridged glory. A favorite of readers for nearly 150 years, and the basis for one of the most beloved stage musicals ever, this stirring tale of crime, punishment, justice, and redemption pulses with life and energy. Hugo sweeps readers from the French provinces to the back alleys of Paris, and from the battlefield of Waterloo to the bloody ramparts of Paris during the uprising of 1832.

First published in 1862, this sprawling novel is an extravagant historical epic that is teeming with harrowing adventures and unforgettable characters. In the protagonist, Jean Valjean, a quintessential prisoner of conscience who languished for years in prison for stealing bread to feed his starving family, Les Misérables depicts one of the grand themes in literature–that of the hunted man. Woven into the narrative are the prevalent social issues of Hugo’s day: injustice, authoritarian rule, social inequality, civic unrest. And this new translation brings astonishing vivacity and depth to Hugo’s immortal dramatis personae–the relentless police detective Javert, the saintly bishop Myriel, the tragic prostitute Fantine and her innocent daughter, Cosette, the dashing lover Marius, and many others whom Jean Valjean encounters on his path to sublime sacrifice.

Featuring an Introduction by the award-winning journalist and author Adam Gopnik, this Modern Library edition is an outstanding, authoritative translation of a masterpiece, a literary high-wire act that continues to astonish, stimulate, enlighten, and entertain readers around the world.

Format

Book

Availability

3 available at Main (Downtown)
  • F Hugo Rose transl., Fiction
  • F Hugo Rose transl., Fiction
  • F Hugo Wilbour transl., Fiction
1 available at Cooper (Forest Acres)
  • F Hugo Wilbour transl., Fiction
1 available at North Main
  • F Hugo Wilbour transl., Fiction
1 available at Southeast
  • F Hugo Rose transl., Fiction
1 available at St. Andrews (Broad River)
  • F Hugo Wilbour transl., Fiction

Publish Date

2008

ISBN

0679643338


Format: Book
Author: Hugo, Victor, 1802-1885
Summary: Story of Valjean, the ex-convict who rises against all odds from galley slave to mayor, and the fanatical police inspector who dedicates his life to recapturing Valjean.
Title: Les misérables / Victor Hugo ; a new translation by Julie Rose ; introduction by Adam Gopnik ; notes by James Madden.
Publisher Date: New York : Modern Library, 2008.
Subject: Ex-convicts -- Fiction Orphans -- Fiction Paris (France) -- Fiction
Isbn: 0679643338
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 7
System Items Total: 9
Call Number: F Hugo
Oclc: 7465326
Upc:
Bib Id: 301872

Format: Book
Author: Hugo, Victor, 1802-1885
Summary: Story of Valjean, the ex-convict who rises against all odds from galley slave to mayor, and the fanatical police inspector who dedicates his life to recapturing Valjean.
Title: Les misérables / Victor Hugo ; a new translation by Julie Rose ; introduction by Adam Gopnik ; notes by James Madden.
Edition: Modern Library ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Modern Library, 2008.
Description: xxxiv, 1330 p. ; 25 cm.
Series: [The modern library of the world's best books]
Subjects: Ex-convicts -- Fiction
Subjects: Orphans -- Fiction
Subjects: Paris (France) -- Fiction
Other Author: Rose, Julie, 1952-
Other Author: Madden, James
Other Title: Misérables English
Other Title: Les miserables
Notes: Series statement from jacket.
LCCN: 2008009711
ISBN: 0679643338
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 7
Total Copies: 9
Call Number: F Hugo