Table of contents for The temptation of the impossible : Victor Hugo and Les misãaerables / Mario Vargas Llosa ; translated by John King.

Bibliographic record and links to related information available from the Library of Congress catalog.

Note: Contents data are machine generated based on pre-publication provided by the publisher. Contents may have variations from the printed book or be incomplete or contain other coding.

Introduction: Victor Hugo, the Ocean 
I The Divine Stenographer
II The Dark Vein of Destiny
 The Law of Chance or the Order of Coincidence
 The Irresistible Traps
 The Ambush in the Gorbeau Tenement
 The Barricade at la Chanvrerie
 The Paris Sewers
 Elusive Freedom
III Touchy Monsters
 A Character without Qualities
 The Saint
 The Just Man
 A Puritan World
 The Fanatic
 An Angel with a Dirty Face
 Collective Characters
IV The Great Theater of the World
 Adjectives to Describe the Show
 Performance, Beauty, and Life
 Light and Shadow
 The Victor at Waterloo
 Human Putrefaction
 Life as Fiction
V Rich, Poor, Leisured, Idle, and Marginal
 Reformist Idealism
 The Just
 A Society Rebuilt
 The Victims: Confinement and Women
 A Source of Social Injustice: The Law
 A Stupid and Cruel Monster
VI Civilized Barbarians
 Long Live Death!
 Slow-Motion Progress
 Victor Hugo and the Insurrection of 1832
VII From Heaven Above
 The Enumeration of the Infinite
 Attempting the Impossible
 The Total Novel or the Deicidal Impulse
VIII The Temptation of the Impossible

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Hugo, Victor, 1802-1885. Misãaerables.