About the Book

Les Misérables

by Victor Hugo

LES MISERABLES tells the story of the peasant Jean Valjean --- unjustly imprisoned, baffled by destiny, and hounded by his nemesis, the magnificently realized, ambiguously malevolent police detective Javert. As Valjean struggles to redeem his past, we are thrust into the teeming underworld of Paris with all its poverty, ignorance, and suffering. Just as cruel tyranny threatens to extinguish the last vestiges of hope, rebellion sweeps over the land like wildfire, igniting a vast struggle for the democratic ideal in France. A monumental classic dedicated to the oppressed, the underdog, the laborer, the rebel, the orphan, and the misunderstood, LES MISERABLES is a rich, emotional novel that captures nothing less than the entirety of life in 19th century France.

Les Misérables
by Victor Hugo

  • Publication Date: November 1, 2003
  • Genres: Classics, Fiction
  • Paperback: 896 pages
  • Publisher: Barnes & Noble Classics
  • ISBN-10: 1593080662
  • ISBN-13: 9781593080662