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Les Miserables (Abridged)
by Victor Hugo
read by Frederick Davidson
Classic Literature • Abridged
Book ID(1900) - 13 hrs (est.), Published - 12/01/98
DESCRIPTION Les Miserables is a romantic novel packed with revealing incidents of slum life and poverty in nineteenth-century France. The core of the book deals with Jean Valjean, a criminal who serves as an example of the misery and contradictions of society with which Victor Hugo was especially concerned. Les Miserables is both a powerful social document and an extremely interesting and dramatic narrative, which is the culmination of fourteen years of work and is Hugo's masterpiece. REVIEWS: "When I was 15, I was completely bowled over by Les Miserables. All my life long I have continually been discovering fresh aspects of Hugo's genius."-Andre Maurois 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.