Title: Les Misérables (2 vols, complete)
Author: Victor Hugo, Norman Denny (trans), Charles Keeping (illus)
Publisher: The Folio Society, 1976
Condition: Hardcover, cloth, in cloth slipcase. Front hinge cracked on vol 1 exposing webbing – otherwise in very good condition. Firmly bound, very minor exterior and interior wear. Big and heavy set – shipping overseas will cost extra.
About Les Misérables:
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.