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- ISBN: 9781400129003 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
- ISBN: 1400129001 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 audio file (12hr., 30 min.)) : digital
- Edition: Unabridged.
- Publisher: [United States] : Tantor Audio : 2008.
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|Participant or Performer Note:|| Read by David Case.
|Summary, etc.:|| This is an Abridged EditionVictor Hugo began writing Les Miserables twenty years before its eventual publication in 1862. Les Miserables is primarily a great humanitarian work that encourages compassion and hope in the face of adversity and injustice. It is also a historical novel of great scope, and provides a detailed vision of nineteenth-century French politics and society. Hugo hoped Les Miserables would encourage a more progressive and democratic future. Hugo wrote Les Miserables with a literary and political revolution in mind.Les Miserables emphasizes the three major predicaments of the nineteenth century. Each of the three major characters in the novel symbolizes one of these predicaments: Jean Valjean represents the degradation of man in the proletariat, Fantine represents the subjection of women through hunger, and Cosette represents the atrophy of the child by darkness.
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