by Victor Hugo
Publisher: Thomas Y. Crowell & co 1887
Number of pages: 670
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.
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by Victor Hugo - Little, Brown, and Company
Victor Hugo, son of one of the generals of Napoleon's armies, included among his vast literary output the political portrait of Napoleon, first published in 1852. Hugo's work touches upon most of the political and social issues of his time.
by Victor Hugo - J. M. Dent & Sons
The story of an illiterate fisherman who must free a ship that has run aground in order to win the hand of the woman he loves. The embattled fisherman contends with sea storms and monstrous predators that Hugo describes in exhilarating detail.
by Victor Hugo - Project Gutenberg
An 1831 French novel written by Victor Hugo. It is set in 1482 in Paris, in and around the cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris. The book tells the story of a poor Gypsy girl and a misshapen bell-ringer (Quasimodo) who was raised by the archdeacon.
by Victor Hugo - Estes and Lauriat
The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo is a superb narrative of a young man who, as a child, was abducted, sold and deformed -- obstensibly for profit, but, as it turns out, for dark political reasons as well. This is a highly readable translation.