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Les Misérables. Victor Hugo. Translated by Isabel F. Hapgood. This web edition published by [email protected] Last updated Wednesday, December 17, . As much a history or commentary as a work of fiction, Les Misérables is dominated by France's past. While the fictional aspects may seem to be an. Editorial Reviews. From Library Journal. Geoffrey Rush, this edition offers a quality hardcover at Kindle Store · Kindle eBooks · Literature & Fiction.
Each chapter is relatively short; usually no longer than a few pages.
Nevertheless, the book in its entirety is quite lengthy by usual standards, well exceeding twelve hundred pages in unabridged editions.
Within the borders of the novel's story arc, Hugo fills many pages with his thoughts on religion, politics, and society, including his three lengthy digressions, one being a discussion on enclosed religious orders, another being on argot, and most famously, his epic retelling of the Battle of Waterloo.
The story starts in , in Toulon. After five years of imprisonment in the bagne of Toulon for stealing bread for his starving sister and her family, and fourteen more for numerous attempts to escape, the peasant Jean Valjean is released.
However, he is required to carry a yellow passport, which marks him as a convict. Rejected by innkeepers, who do not want to take in a convict, Valjean sleeps on the street.
However, the benevolent Bishop Myriel takes him in and gives him shelter. He is caught, but the bishop rescues him by claiming that the silver was a gift and at that point gives him two candlesticks as well.
The bishop then tells him he must become an honest man and must perform good deeds for others. However, the benevolent Bishop Myriel takes him in and gives him shelter. He is caught, but the bishop rescues him by claiming that the silver was a gift and at that point gives him two candlesticks as well.
The bishop then tells him he must become an honest man and must perform good deeds for others. As Valjean broods over these words, he steals a child's money, and chases the child away.
Soon after he realizes his mistake, and decides to follow the bishop's advice. He searches the city for the child whose money he stole.
At the same time, his theft is reported to the authorities, which now look for him as a repeat offender. Full original french version also available in five volumes: Home Top 50 Free Ebooks.
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