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Les MiserablesLes Miserables
Victor Hugo, Christine Donougher, Robert Tombs
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Now a major motion picture, Les Miserables is a novel on an epic scale, moving inexorably from the eve of the battle of Waterloo to the July Revolution of 1830, with compelling and compassionate views of the victims of early 19th century French society.

Victor Hugo's tale of injustice, heroism and love follows the fortunes of Jean Valjean, an escaped convict determined to put his criminal past behind. But his attempts to become a respected member of the community are constantly under threat by his conscience and the dogged policeman Javert.
     

 
The Hunchback of Notre-DameThe Hunchback of Notre-Dame
Victor Hugo
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The Hunchback of Notre DameThe Hunchback of Notre Dame
Victor Hugo
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Victor Hugo's classic gothic work of a mad priest, a vagabond playwright, a social-climbing soldier and a deformed bell ringer is just as captivating today as when it was first written. Filled with enduring characters and thrilling plots! Translated by A.L. Alger. 428 pages, softcover.
     

 
Hunchback of Notre-DameHunchback of Notre-Dame
Victor Hugo
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Introduce the next generation to this literary classic, The Hunchback of Notre-Dame, with this abridged edition. Step inside the shadowy world of medieval Paris and into the ill-fated lives of Quasimodo, the grotesque bell-ringer of the Notre-Dame cathedral; the tortured archdeacon Claude Frollo; Esmeralda, the beautiful gypsy dancer; and the handsome Captain Phoebus, who tricks Esmeralda into thinking that he loves her. This dark and haunting tale of guilt, love, hope, and redemption will keep you on the end of your seat.
     

 
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Before the huge crowd that packed the cathedral square, Esmeralda stood between two executioners. Suddenly, Quasimodo, the hunchback of Notre Dame, rushed at the executioners and felled them with his enormous fists. He snatched the gypsy girl in one arm and ran with her into the church. A moment later he appeared at the top of the bell tower. Holding the girl above his head, he showed her triumphantly to all of Paris while his thunderous voice roared savagely to the sky: "Sanctuary! Sanctuary! Sancturay!"
     

 
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Victor Hugo
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Set in 1482, The Hunchback of Notre-Dame is a compelling story of love and betrayal, brutal deeds and one of the most famous acts of revenge in world literature. Quasimodo, the hunchback of the title, is one of fiction's most extreme characters - beneath his monstrous disfigurement, his love for the beautiful Esmerelda reveals a heart full of intense emotion.The novel is set in the great cathedral of Notre-Dame and had a profound influence on the Romantic Movement.
     

 
The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Unabridged Audiobook on MP3 with eBookThe Hunchback of Notre Dame, Unabridged Audiobook on MP3 with eBook
Victor Hugo
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Set in medieval Paris, Victor Hugo's powerful historical romance The Hunchback of Notre Dame has resonated with succeeding generations ever since its initial publication in 1837. It tells the story of the beautiful gypsy Esmeralda, condemned as a witch by the tormented archdeacon Claude Frollo, who lusts after her. Quasimodo, the deformed bell ringer of Notre Dame Cathedral, having fallen in love with the kindhearted Esmeralda, tries to save her by hiding her in the cathedral's tower. When a crowd of Parisian peasants, misunderstanding Quasimodo's motives, attacks the church in an attempt to liberate her, the story ends in tragedy.

An epic tale of beauty and sadness, The Hunchback of Notre Dame portrays the sufferings of humanity with compassion and power.

Unabridged. 2 MP3-CDs. Narrated by David Case.
     


 
The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Unabridged Audiobook on CD with eBookThe Hunchback of Notre Dame, Unabridged Audiobook on CD with eBook
Victor Hugo
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Set in medieval Paris, Victor Hugo's powerful historical romance The Hunchback of Notre Dame has resonated with succeeding generations ever since its initial publication in 1837. It tells the story of the beautiful gypsy Esmeralda, condemned as a witch by the tormented archdeacon Claude Frollo, who lusts after her. Quasimodo, the deformed bell ringer of Notre Dame Cathedral, having fallen in love with the kindhearted Esmeralda, tries to save her by hiding her in the cathedral's tower. When a crowd of Parisian peasants, misunderstanding Quasimodo's motives, attacks the church in an attempt to liberate her, the story ends in tragedy.

An epic tale of beauty and sadness, The Hunchback of Notre Dame portrays the sufferings of humanity with compassion and power.

Unabridged. 15 CDs. Narrated by David Case.
     


Les Miserables with BookmarkLes Miserables with Bookmark
Victor Hugo
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Introducing one of the most famous characters in literature, Jean Valjean - the noble peasant imprisoned for stealing a loaf of bread - Les Miserables (1862) ranks among the greatest novels of all time. In it Victor Hugo takes readers deep into the Parisian underworld, immerses them in a battle between good and evil, and carries them onto the barricades during the uprising of 1832 with a breathtaking realism that is unsurpassed in modern prose. Within his dramatic story are themes that capture the intellect and the emotions; crime and punishment, the relentless persecution of Valjean by Inspector Javert, the desperation of the prostitute Fantine, the amorality of the rogue Thenardier and the universal desire to escape the prisons of our own minds.
     

Les MiserablesLes Miserables
Victor Hugo
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Sensational, dramatic, packed with rich excitement and filled with the sweep and violence of human passions, Les Miserables is not only a superb adventure but a powerful social document. The story of how the convict Jean Valijean struggles 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. One of the greatest works in Western literature, Les Miserables is an exhilerating and deeply profound reading experience.
     


Les MiserablesLes Miserables
Victor Hugo
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Victor Hugo's tale of injustice, heroism and love follows the fortunes of Jean Valjean, an escaped convict determined to put his criminal past behind him. But his attempts to become a respected member of the community are constantly put under threat: by his own conscience, when, owing to a case of mistaken identity, another man is arrested in his place; and by the relentless investigations of the dogged policeman Javert. It is not simply for himself that Valjean must stay free, however, for he has sworn to protect the baby duaghter of Fantine, driven to prostitution by poverty. A compelling and compassionate view of the victims of early 19th century French society, Les Miserables is a novel on an epic scale, moving inexorably from the eve of the battle of Waterloo to the July Revolution of 1830.
     

Les MiserablesLes Miserables
Victor Hugo
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Les Miserables is the great epic masterpiece of the mid-nineteenth century. Begun in 1845, the year Louis Philippe conferred a peerage and a lifetime seat in the Senate upon Victor Hugo, it was completed when the author was living in exile in the Channel Islands. Les Miserables is a product as well as a document of the political, social and religious upheaval that followed the Napoleonic Wars and Europe's great democratic revolutions. The story is centered on Jean Valjean, a peasant who enters the novel a hardened criminal after nineteen years in prison for stealing a loaf of bread for his sister's starving children. The path of Valjean's last 25 years, leading from the French provinces to the battlefield of Waterloo and the ramparts of Paris during the Uprising of 1832, introduces us to secret societies of revolutionaries and the vast world of the French lower classes. Jean Valjean's flight from the police agent Javert-the prototype of over a hundred years of fictional detectives-culminates in one of the most famous scenes in all literature, the chase through the sewers of Paris.
     

 
Les MiserablesLes Miserables
Victor Hugo
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In the major new rendition by the acclaimed translator Julie Rose, Victor Hugo's tour de force, Les Miserables, is revealed in its full unabridged glory. A favorite of readers for nearly 150 years, and the basis for one of the most beloved stage musicals ever, this stirring tale of crime, punishment, justice, and redemption pulses with life and energy. Hugo sweeps readers from the French provinces to the back alleys of Paris, and from the battlefield of Waterloo to the bloody ramparts of Paris during the uprising of 1832.
     

 
Radio Theatre: Les MiserablesRadio Theatre: Les Miserables
Victor Hugo
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Les Misirables has been called the most important novel of the 19th century. It's a tale of war and revolution, a touching love story, and a tale with some of the most memorable characters you'll find in any work of fiction. Most of all, it's a story about a desperate thief whose life is changed forever when a kind bishop, catching him in the act of stealing precious silver, forgives him. Accustomed to living only for himself, Jean Valjean becomes a kindhearted man who helps a dying woman, cares for her child as if she were his own...and puts his life on the line to help an innocent stranger.

Les Misirables tells of the triumph of good over evil, of love over hatred, and of mercy over the letter of the law. 169 Minutes. 3 CDs.
     

 
Les MiserablesLes Miserables
Victor Hugo
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Introducing one of the most famous characters in literature, Jean Valjean - the noble peasant imprisoned for stealing a loaf of bread - Les Miserables (1862) ranks among the greatest novels of all time. In it Victor Hugo takes readers deep into the Parisian underworld, immerses them in a battle between good and evil, and carries them onto the barricades during the uprising of 1832 with a breathtaking realism that is unsurpassed in modern prose. Within his dramatic story are themes that capture the intellect and the emotions; crime and punishment, the relentless persecution of Valjean by Inspector Javert, the desperation of the prostitute Fantine, the amorality of the rogue Thenardier and the universal desire to escape the prisons of our own minds.
     

 

 

 
Victor Hugo: Selected PoemsVictor Hugo: Selected Poems
Victor Hugo, Brooks Haxton
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For most of his life, Victor Hugo was the most famous writer in the world. His legacy includes the nineteenth century's most celebrated works of drama, fiction, memoir, and criticism. But in his day Hugo was known foremost as a poet - indeed as the greatest French poet of the age. He wrote with passion about history, erotic experience, familial love, philosophy, nature, social justice, art, and mysticism. In this new bicentennial edition, acclaimed poet and translator Brooks Haxton offers an exquisite selection of Hugo's finest work: love poems, historical tableaux, elegy, and idyll, including his incomparable "Boaz Asleep," which Marcel Proust acclaimed the most beautiful poem of the 19th century.


     

 
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