Les Miserables

Les Miserables Author Victor Hugo
ISBN-10 045141943X
Year 2013-10-01
Pages 1476
Language en
Publisher Signet Classic
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Trying to forget his past and live an honest life, ex-convict Jean Valjean risks his freedom to take care of a motherless young girl during a period of political unrest in Paris.

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

The Hunchback of Notre Dame Author Victor Hugo
ISBN-10 0451527887
Year 2001
Pages 510
Language en
Publisher Univ. Press of Mississippi
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In the famed novel set against the backdrop of medieval Paris, Quasimodo, the hunchbacked bellringer of Notre-Dame Cathedral, struggles to save the beautiful gypsy dancer Esmeralda from being unjustly executed. Reissue.

Les Miserables

Les Miserables Author Victor Hugo
ISBN-10 0141392606
Year 2012-11-21
Pages 1231
Language en
Publisher Penguin Classics
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He was no longer Jean Valjean, but No. 24601 Jean Valjean, an escaped convict, is determined to put his criminal past behind him. But his attempt to become a respected member of the community are threatened by the relentless investigations of the dogged policeman Javert when, owing to a case of mistaken identity, another man is arrested in his place. It is not simply for himself that Valjean must stay free, however, for he has sworn to protect the baby daughter of Fantine, driven to prostitution by poverty. Victor Hugo's epic take of injustice, heroism and love is a timeless classic, not to be missed. 'A great writer - inventive, sly, innovatory.' A.S. Byatt

1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die

1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die Author Peter Boxall
ISBN-10 9781844037193
Year 2012-01-10
Pages 960
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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Completely revised and updated to include the most up-to-date selections, this is a bold and bright reference book to the novels and the writers that have excited the world's imagination. This authoritative selection of novels, reviewed by an international team of writers, critics, academics, and journalists, provides a new take on world classics and a reliable guide to what's hot in contemporary fiction. Featuring more than 700 illustrations and photographs, presenting quotes from individual novels and authors, and completely revised for 2012, this is the ideal book for everybody who loves reading.

The Novel of the Century

The Novel of the Century Author David Bellos
ISBN-10 9780141969794
Year 2017-01-26
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Penguin UK
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'Never mind those self-help manuals urging that some classic novel may change your life; in this sparkling study of the birth, growth and afterlife of Hugo's evergreen blockbuster, David Bellos argues that Les Misérables already has' Boyd Tonkin, Economist 'Any reader who hasn't yet embarked on Hugo's book might be converted to the idea by this one' Daniel Hahn, Spectator The extraordinary story of how a simple tale of love and revolution, the poor and the downtrodden - Victor Hugo's beloved classic Les Misérables - conquered the world. There has never been a book like it. It is the most widely read and frequently adapted story of all time, on stage and on film. But why is Les Misérables the novel of the century? David Bellos's remarkable new book brings to life the extraordinary story of how Hugo managed to write his epic novel despite a revolution, a coup d'état and political exile; how he pulled off the deal of the century to get it published, and set it on course to become the novel that epitomizes the grand sweep of history in the nineteenth century. Packed full of information about the background and design of Les Misérables, this biography of a masterpiece nonetheless insists that the moral and social message of Hugo's ever-popular novel is just as important for our century as it was for its own. The Novel of the Century is a book as rich, remarkable and long-lasting as the novel at its heart. Les Misérables is available as a Penguin Classic, in an acclaimed new translation by Christine Donougher, with an introduction by Robert Tombs.

Les Miserables

Les Miserables Author Victor Hugo
ISBN-10 0606330593
Year 2013-10-01
Pages 1476
Language en
Publisher Turtleback
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For use in schools and libraries only. After 19 years in prison, Jean Valjean has difficulty adjusting to the outside world, which scorns and shuns him

Ben Hur

Ben Hur Author Lew Wallace
ISBN-10
Year 2016-09-01
Pages 555
Language en
Publisher Bible Study Steps
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Ben-Hur is a fictional story that recounts, in descriptive detail, the adventures of Judah Ben-Hur, a fictional Jewish prince from Jerusalem who is enslaved by the Romans at the beginning of the 1st century and becomes a charioteer and a Christian. Running in parallel with Judah's narrative is the unfolding story of Jesus, who comes from the same region and is a similar age. The novel reflects themes of betrayal, conviction, and redemption, with a revenge plot that leads to a story of love and compassion.

Les Mis rables

Les Mis  rables Author Victor Hugo
ISBN-10 0451521579
Year 1987
Pages 1463
Language en
Publisher Signet Classics
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Enriched Classics offer readers accessible editions of great works of literature enhanced by helpful notes and commentary. Each book includes educational tools alongside the text, enabling students and readers alike to gain a deeper and more developed understanding of the writer and their work. "Les Miserables "tells the story of ex-convict, Jean Valjean, and his valiant struggle to redeem his past. A potent social document of the poverty, ignorance, and brutality of man, "Les Miserables" is also a rousing adventure story, famous for such unrivaled scenes as the brilliant depiction of the Battle of Waterloo. Victor Hugo reached the peak of his powers in this far-reaching novel of nineteenth-century France. Here are combined the dramatic skills of Hugo the playwright, the rich imagination of Hugo the poet, and the compassion of Hugo the man. Enriched Classics enhance your engagement by introducing and explaining the historical and cultural significance of the work, the author's personal history, and what impact this book had on subsequent scholarship. Each book includes discussion questions that help clarify and reinforce major themes and reading recommendations for further research. Read with confidence.

The Virgin Blue

The Virgin Blue Author Tracy Chevalier
ISBN-10 1101174404
Year 2003-06-24
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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Meet Ella Turner and Isabelle du Moulin—two women born centuries apart, yet bound by a fateful family legacy. When Ella and her husband move to a small town in France, Ella hopes to brush up on her French, qualify to practice as a midwife, and start a family of her own. Village life turns out to be less idyllic than she expected, however, and a peculiar dream of the color blue propels her on a quest to uncover her family’s French ancestry. As the novel unfolds—alternating between Ella’s story and that of Isabelle du Moulin four hundred years earlier—a common thread emerges that unexpectedly links the two women. Part detective story, part historical fiction, The Virgin Blue is a novel of passion and intrigue that compels readers to the very last page.

Toilers of the Sea

Toilers of the Sea Author Victor Hugo
ISBN-10 9788822854285
Year 2016-10-10
Pages
Language en
Publisher Victor Hugo
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Religion, Society, and Nature! these are the three struggles of man. They constitute at the same time his three needs. He has need of a faith; hence the temple. He must create; hence the city. He must live; hence the plough and the ship. But these three solutions comprise three perpetual conflicts. The mysterious difficulty of life results from all three. Man strives with obstacles under the form of superstition, under the form of prejudice, and under the form of the elements. A triple ἁναγκη weighs upon us. There is the fatality of dogmas, the oppression of human laws, the inexorability of nature. In Notre Dame de Paris the author denounced the first; in the Misérables he exemplified the second; in this book he indicates the third. With these three fatalities mingles that inward fatality—the supreme ἁναγκη, the human heart.

Franquin s Last Laugh

Franquin s Last Laugh Author Andre Franquin
ISBN-10 1606996215
Year 2013-01-18
Pages 72
Language en
Publisher
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Renowned Franco-Belgian gag cartoonist Andre Franquin suffered from depression. With his late-career "Idees Noires" series of gags from the late 1970s and early 1980s, created mostly for the independent/underground comics magazine Fluide Glacial, Franquin harnessed his still-virtuoso graphic style to his increasingly morbid worldview. Fantagraphics is proud to present the complete "Idees Noires" collection under the title Franquin's Last Laugh.

Child of the Dark

Child of the Dark Author Carolina Maria de Jesus
ISBN-10 0451529103
Year 1962
Pages 187
Language en
Publisher Univ. Press of Mississippi
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An uneducated Black woman exposes the squalid living conditions and savage human relationships that she experienced in a Brazilian slum.

Jean Val Jean

Jean Val Jean Author Solomon Cleaver
ISBN-10 0920284175
Year 1989-01-01
Pages 119
Language en
Publisher Saskatoon : Western Extension College Educational Publishers
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Back to the Best Books

Back to the Best Books Author Marilyn Green Faulkner
ISBN-10 9781453508107
Year 2010-07-15
Pages 259
Language en
Publisher Xlibris Corporation
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Improve your reading - Improve your life. Are you bored by bestsellers you can't remember a week later? Is your book group ready for more meaningful discussions? Have TV and movies got your brain on autopilot? Back to the Best Books explores 36 great works of literature, some that you know (Twain, Bronte) and some you might not (Undset, Cronin) that will bring you new insights about your own life. Inside you'll find:- Jane Austen - Looking for love in all the wrong places- Betty Smith - Recession lessons from the depression- William Faulkner - Road trips and self-discovery- Anne Tyler - Putting the fun into dysfunctional- Charles Dickens - Changing the world one child at a timeThe perfect guide for book groups, students, and casual readers who are ready to take it up a notch! If you're feeling the need to get your brain in gear, your relationships in order and your life on track, then it's time to get Back to the Best Books.