Les Misérables – Victor Hugo (1910s)

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Les Misérables – Victor Hugo (1910s)

S$90.00

Title: Les Misérables

Author: Victor Hugo, Isabel F. Hapgood (trans)

Publisher: The Walter Scott Publishing Co. No date, most likely around 1910s.

Condition: Quarter leather. Fair. Noticeable rubbing to leather, especially at hinges and corners, and severe sunning to spine. Marbled edges. endpapers. Interior and binding good. Slight foxing to pages. A very thick book which combines all the volumes. Complete. App 8″ by 5″.

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About the book:

Les Misérables is a French historical novel by Victor Hugo, first published in 1862, that is considered one of the greatest novels of the 19th century.

Beginning in 1815 and culminating in the 1832 June Rebellion in Paris, the novel follows the lives and interactions of several characters, focusing on the struggles of ex-convict Jean Valjean and his experience of redemption.

Examining the nature of law and grace, the novel elaborates upon the history of France, the architecture and urban design of Paris, politics, moral philosophy, antimonarchism, justice, religion, and the types and nature of romantic and familial love. Les Misérables has been popularized through numerous adaptations for the stage, television, and film, including a musical and a film adaptation of that musical.