By Victor Hugo, Norman MacAfee
Introducing some of the most well-known characters in literature, Jean Valjean—the noble peasant imprisoned for stealing a loaf of bread—Les Misérables ranks one of the maximum novels of all time. In it, Victor Hugo takes readers deep into the Parisian underworld, immerses them in a conflict among solid and evil, and includes them to the barricades in the course of the rebellion of 1832 with a panoramic realism that's unsurpassed in glossy prose. inside of his dramatic tale are topics that trap the mind and the feelings: crime and punishment, the relentless persecution of Valjean by means of Inspector Javert, the desperation of the prostitute Fantine, the amorality of the rogue Thénardier, and the common wish to get away the prisons of our personal minds. Les Misérables gave Victor Hugo a canvas upon which he portrayed his feedback of the French political and judicial platforms, however the portrait that resulted is greater than existence, epic in scope—an extravagant spectacle that dazzles the senses while it touches the heart.
This Signet Classics variation is the single thoroughly unabridged paperback variation to be had today.
Translated by means of Lee Fahnestock and Norman Macafee, in accordance with the vintage nineteenth-century Charles E. Wilbour translation
With an creation by way of Lee Fahnestock
and a brand new Afterword