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Les Misérables Volume One by Victor Hugo

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Published by Little, Brown, and Company in Boston, USA .
Written in English

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Edition Notes

StatementBy Victor Hugo. [Liberty ed.]
SeriesThe Romances of Victor Hugo
ContributionsWraxall, Lascelles, Sir, 1828-1865.
LC ClassificationsPZ3.M875 Mi12
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 444
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22884956M
LC Control Number07005875

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Hugo opens Book Three of Les Misérables by discussing the street children of Paris and going through all of the different "types" of urchins as though they were sub-species of humanity. When he's done with that, he gives a long discussion of Paris as though the city were a sort of person with a specific personality. Here, it is the Bishop of Digne who sets the spiritual keynote for Les Misérables. A truly good man or woman is one of the most difficult characters for a writer to portray convincingly. Notice that in describing the bishop, Hugo does not simply tell us "This man is a saint.".   61, free ebooks. 59 by Victor Hugo. Bibliographic Record. Hugo, Victor, Hapgood, Isabel Florence, Les Misérables. Alternate Title. PQ. The Grandeurs of Despair. Frontispiece Volume Five. Titlepage Volume Five. Last Drop from the Cup. The Twilight Decline. VOLUME I—FANTINE. So long as there shall exist, by virtue of law and custom, decrees of damnation pronounced by society, artificially creating hells amid the civilization of earth, and adding the element of human fate to.

The convict Jean Valjean is released from a French prison after serving nineteen years for stealing a loaf of bread and for subsequent attempts to escape from prison. When Valjean arrives at the town of Digne, no one is willing to give him shelter because he is an ex-convict. Desperate, Valjean knocks on the door of M. Myriel, the kindly bishop Author: Victor Hugo. Les Misérables quiz that tests what you know. Perfect prep for Les Misérables quizzes and tests you might have in school. The huge success of Les Misérables as a didactic work on behalf of the poor and oppressed is due to his poetic and myth-enlarged view of human nature." --V. S. Pritchett --V. S. Pritchett "It was Tolstoy who vindicated [Hugo's] early ambition by judging Les Misérables one of the world's great novels, if /5(). Les Misérables book. Read 1, reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Sensational, dramatic, packed with rich excitement and filled wit /5.