Publisher description for Les mis‚erables / Victor Hugo ; translated by Charles E. Wilbour.


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Counter 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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Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Paris (France) Fiction, Ex-convicts Fiction, Orphans Fiction