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[This unabridged version is translated from the French by Charles E. Wilbour]
[Read by Frederick Davidson]
**Soon to be a major motion picture starring Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, Russell Crowe, and Amanda Seyfried**
Set in the Parisian underworld of the early nineteenth century, Les Miserables follows the adventures of Jean Valjean, once an honest peasant, who was imprisoned for nineteen years for stealing a loaf of bread to feed his sister's starving family. A hardened and bitter criminal upon his release, Valjean is transformed when an act of compassion by a priest he robbed saves him from returning to prison. Changing his identity and his ways, Valjean becomes a successful industrialist and eventually the town mayor. Taking compassion on the poor, he raises the orphaned daughter of a prostitute as his own, never telling her of his shady past. Yet he is haunted by it, still pursued relentlessly by the police inspector Javert, who does not believe in moral redemption. When Valjean's daughter, Cossette, falls in love with a young revolutionary, Javert concocts a plot to catch both the lawless peasants and the elusive Valjean once and for all. Full of suspense, romance, and powerful social commentary, this sweeping epic became the gospel of the oppressed and is widely considered one of the greatest French novels of its age.
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Sensational, dramatic, packed with rich excitement and filled with the sweep and violence of human passions, LES MISERABLES is not only superb adventure but a powerful social document. The story of how the convict Jean-Valjean struggled to escape his past and reaffirm his humanity, in a world brutalized by poverty and ignorance, became the gospel of the poor and the oppressed.
"From the Paperback edition.About the Author:
VICTOR HUGO (1802-1885) was a poet, novelist, dramatist, and leader of the Romantic movement in France. He also played an active part in political life. His literary works best known in English include Les Misérables, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and Ninety-Three.
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Descrizione libro Blackstone Audio Inc, 2008. MP3 CD. Condizione libro: Brand New. unabridged library edition. 4 pages. 7.50x5.50x0.75 inches. In Stock. Codice libro della libreria 0786188545