Publication date: September 2011
Digital Book format: ePub (DRM-Free)
CSF Publishing's Classic Literature Collection includes title's carefully updated and corrected from the original text, and features new enhancements such as the author's complete biography and bibliography, story description, list of characters and their role in the story. THIS IS A COMPLETE (all 5 volumes), UNABRIDGED AND NEWLY EDITED VERSION OF "LES MISERABLES". ABOUT THE BOOK: Les Misérables, is a French novel by author Victor Hugo and is widely considered one of the greatest novels of the nineteenth century. It follows the lives and interactions of several French characters over a seventeen-year period in the early nineteenth century, starting in 1815 and culminating in the 1832 June Rebellion. The novel focuses on the struggles of ex-convict Jean Valjean and his experience of redemption. It examines the nature of law and grace, and expatiates upon the history of France, architecture of Paris, politics, moral philosophy, anti-monarchism, justice, religion, and the types and nature of romantic and familial love. The story is historical fiction because it contains factual and historic events. Contrary to what some believe, it does not use the French Revolution as a backdrop. The French Revolution took place in the eighteenth century; Les Misérables takes place in the nineteenth. The only "revolution" depicted is the June Rebellion, a student uprising. Les Misérables is known to many through its numerous stage and screen adaptations, most notably the stage musical of the same name. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Victor-Marie Hugo (1802 - 1885) was a French poet, playwright, novelist, essayist, visual artist, political leader, human rights activist and exponent of the Romantic movement in France.