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The subject of the world’s longest-running musical and the recent Academy Awardnominated and BAFTA-winning film starring Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway, Les Misérables is a genuine literary treasure. Victor Hugo’s tale of injustice, heroism, and love follows the fortunes of Jean Valjean, an escaped convict determined …

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This extraordinary historical novel, set in Medieval Paris under the twin towers of its greatest structure and supreme symbol, the cathedral of Notre-Dame, is the haunting drama of Quasimodo, the hunchback; Esmeralda, the gypsy dancer; and Claude Frollo, the priest tortured by the specter of his own damnation. Shaped …

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This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting …

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Ninety-Three is the last novel by the French writer Victor Hugo. Published in 1874, shortly after the bloody upheaval of the Paris Commune, the novel concerns the Revolt in the Vendée and Chouannerie – the counter-revolutionary revolts in 1793 during the French Revolution. It is divided into three parts, but not …

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A critic in The Galaxy who admired Hugo's The Man Who Laughs (1869) and spoke with him about it called Hugo "a dreamer, a radical, a splendid, salient figure." It is one of his bitterest indictments of the cruelty and selfishness of society. Victor-Marie Hugo is known abroad for his novels, especially Les Miserables …

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Excerpt from Les Misérables, Vol. 1: Fantine En 1815, M. Char]es-françois - Bienvenu Myriel était évêque de Digne. C'était un vieillard d'environ soixante-quinze ans, il occupait le siège de Digne depuis 1806.About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at …

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Les Misérables is a French historical novel by Victor Hugo, first published in 1862, that is considered one of the greatest novels of the 19th century. In the English-speaking world, the novel is usually referred to by its original French title. However, several alternatives have been used, including The Miserable, …

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Hernani is a drama by the French romantic author Victor Hugo. The play opened in Paris on 25 February 1830. Today, it is more remembered for the demonstrations which accompanied the première, and for being the inspiration of Verdi's opera Ernani, than it is for its own merits. Hugo had enlisted the support of fellow …