Les Miserables   -     By: Victor Hugo, Lee Fahnestock, Charles E. Wilbour
Buy Item $8.19 Retail: $9.95 Save 18% ($1.76) Add To Cart
Add To Wishlist

Les Miserables

Signet Classics / 1987 / Paperback

$8.19 (CBD Price)
|
Retail: $9.95
|
Save 18% ($1.76)
Buy 12 or more for $7.78 each.
Availability: In Stock
CBD Stock No: WW525264

Current Promotions
  • Other Formats

    Description Price Availability Quantity AddInclude
    Mass Market $8.19 Retail: $9.95 In Stock Add To Cart
    Add To Cart
    Add To Cart

Product Description

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.

Product Information

Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 1463
Vendor: Signet Classics
Publication Date: 1987
Dimensions: 6.90 X 4.17 X 2.13 (inches)
ISBN: 0451525264
ISBN-13: 9780451525260
UPC: 071149007953
Availability: In Stock
Series: Signet Classics

Related Products

  1. Les Miserables with Bookmark
    Les Miserables with Bookmark
    Victor Hugo, Peter Washington
    Random House, Inc / 1998 / Hardcover
    $27.00 Retail: $30.00 Save 10% ($3.00)
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW403175
  2. Les Miserables, Novel Units Student Packet, Grades 9-12
    Les Miserables, Novel Units Student Packet, Grades 9-12
    Victor Hugo
    ECS Learning Systems, Inc. / Other, N/A
    $10.49 Retail: $12.99 Save 19% ($2.50)
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW377572

Publisher's Description

Victor Hugo's towering novel of Jean Valjean, his unjust imprisonment, and his lifelong flight from a relentless police officer.

Author Bio

Born in 1802, the son of a high officer in Napoleon’s army, Victor Hugo spent his childhood against a background of military life in Elba, Corsica, Naples, and Madrid. After the Napoleonic defeat, the Hugo family settled in straitened circumstances in Paris, where, at the age of fifteen, Victor Hugo commenced his literary career with a poem submitted to a contest sponsored by the Académie Française. Twenty-four years later, Hugo was elected to the Académie, having helped revolutionize French literature with his poems, plays, and novels. Entering politics, he won a seat in the National Assembly in 1848; but in 1851, he was forced to flee the country because of his opposition to Louis Napoleon. In exile on the Isle of Guernsey, he became a symbol of French resistance to tyranny; upon his return to Paris after the Revolution of 1870, he was greeted as a national hero. He continued to serve in public life and to write with unabated vigor until his death in 1885. He was buried in the Pantheon with every honor the French nation could bestow.

Lee Fahnestock and Norman MacAfee have translated two volumes of the letters of Jean-Paul Sartre, edited by Simone de Beauvoir: Witness to My Life and Quiet Moments in a War. For their work together, they have received an NEA Translation fellowship and the American Literary Translators Association Award. Lee Fahnestock has translated fiction as well as four volumes of the poetry of Francis Ponge, including The Making of the Pré and The Nature of Things. The French Government honored her with the Chevalier de l’ordre des arts et des lettres. Norman MacAfee’s other books include One Class: Selected Poems; The Gospel According to RFK: Why It Matters Now; the opera The Death of the Forest; and translations of Pier Paolo Pasolini’s poetry.


Product Reviews

Be the first to write a review!

Ask Christianbook

Back
×

Ask Christianbook

What would you like to know about this product? Please enter your name, your email and your question regarding the product in the fields below, and we'll answer you in the next 24-48 hours.

If you need immediate assistance regarding this product or any other, please call 1-800-CHRISTIAN to speak directly with a customer service representative.

Other Customers Also Purchased

  1. God's Gift of Language A Writing & Grammar Student Quiz and Test Book
    God's Gift of Language A Writing & Grammar Student Quiz and Test Book
    A Beka Book / Trade Paperback
    $5.75
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW205627
  2. Uncle Tom's Cabin
    Uncle Tom's Cabin
    Harriet Beecher Stowe, Alfred Kazin
    Random House, Inc / 1981 / Mass Paperback
    $5.49 Retail: $5.95 Save 8% ($0.46)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 2 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW212184
  3. Pilgrim's Progress: One Man's Search for Eternal Life -A Christian Allegory
    Pilgrim's Progress: One Man's Search for Eternal Life -A Christian Allegory
    John Bunyan
    Baker / 1965 / Trade Paperback
    $2.99 Retail: $5.99 Save 50% ($3.00)
    4.5 Stars Out Of 5 18 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW0786092
  4. The Body Book
    The Body Book
    Nancy Rue
    Tommy Nelson / 2012 / Trade Paperback
    $8.19 Retail: $9.99 Save 18% ($1.80)
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW319503

Find Related Products

Author/Artist Review

Start A New Christianbook.com Search