Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
By Victor Hugo
Translated by means of Lee Fahnestock and Norman MacAfee
Afterword by means of Chris Bohjalian
Introducing the most recognized characters in literature, Jean Valjean—the noble peasant imprisoned for stealing a loaf of bread—Les Misérables ranks one of the maximum novels of all time. In it, Victor Hugo takes readers deep into the Parisian underworld, immerses them in a conflict among solid and evil, and incorporates them to the barricades throughout the rebellion of 1832 with a panoramic realism that's unsurpassed in glossy prose. inside his dramatic tale are subject matters that seize the mind and the feelings: crime and punishment, the relentless persecution of Valjean by means of Inspector Javert, the desperation of the prostitute Fantine, the amorality of the rogue Thénardier, and the common wish to get away the prisons of our personal minds. Les Misérables gave Victor Hugo a canvas upon which he portrayed his feedback of the French political and judicial structures, however the portrait that resulted is greater than lifestyles, epic in scope—an extravagant spectacle that dazzles the senses at the same time it touches the heart.
This Signet Classics variation is the one thoroughly unabridged paperback version on hand this day.