Victor Hugo's classic tale of repentance, justice, and forgiveness, Les Miserables follows ex-convict Jean Valjean as he takes in the little Cosette, redeems his life, and attempts to remain unnoticed by Inspector Javert.
This Penguin Hardcover classic features cover art of red imprinted birds on branches over a deep navy-blue cloth cover. Red ribbon marker included. 1231 pages, cloth-bound hardcover.
Format: Hardcover Number of Pages: 1232 Vendor: Penguin Putnam Inc. Publication Date: 2012
ISBN: 1846140498 ISBN-13: 9781846140495 Availability: In Stock Series:Penguin Classics
In time for the 150th anniversary of Les Misérables and a star-studded film adaptation, a stunning edition of Victor Hugo's masterpiece
Victor Hugo's timeless story of injustice, heroism, and love in nineteenth-century Paris comes to Penguin Classics in an eye-catching new hardcover edition with cover art by Coralie Bickford-Smith. Wildly popular since its first publication in 1862, Les Misérables comes to theaters this December in a new film adaptation with a stellar cast that includes Hugh Jackman as the intrepid Jean Valjean and Russell Crowe as the relentless policeman Javert. Penguin Classics' beautiful edition makes a wonderful gift for longtime fans of the Broadway musical and introduces a new generation of readers to one of the most important novels ever written.
This gorgeous hardcover edition features the widely celebrated and eminently readable translation by Norman Denny.
Victor Hugo (18021885) is one of the best-known French writers, most famous for his volumes of lyrical and satirical verse, journalism, his criticism, and several novels, including Les Misérables and Notre-Dame of Paris (The Hunchback of Notre-Dame). A committed political activist, he was exiled by Napoleon III until 1870, later returning to great fame.
Norman Denny was educated at Radley College, and in Vienna and Paris. He has written a great many short stories under different names and several novels. Among his many translations are Prometheus: A Life of Balzac by André Maurois, My Life and Films by Jean Renior and The Future of Man, by Teilhard de Chardin.