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Les mis?erables / Victor Hugo.

Hugo, Victor, 1802-1885 (Author). Case, David. (Added Author).
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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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Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by David Case.
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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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Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Paris (France) > Social life and customs > 19th century > Fiction.
France > Social life and customs > 19th century > Fiction.

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