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by Victor Hugo
published by Pan MacMillan
Les Misérables is a magnificent, sweeping story of revolution, love and the fight for justice set amidst the poverty stricken streets of 19th century Paris.
Escaped convict Jean Valjean turns his back on his criminal past to build his fortunes as an honest man. He takes in abandoned orphan Cosette and raises her as his own daughter. But Jean Valjean is unable to free himself from his previous life and is pursued to the end by ruthless policeman Javert. As Cosette grows up, young idealist Marius catches a glimpse of her and falls desperately in love. The fates of all the characters await them during the violent turmoil of the June Rebellion in 1832.
This abridged version of Victor Hugo's masterpiece was published in 1915 with the aim to provide "a unified story of the life and soul-struggles of Jean Valjean".
- hardcover: 472 pages
- product dimensions: 97 x 155 mm
- ISBN: 9781909621497