Title: Les Misérables
Author: Victor Hugo, Lascelles Wraxall (trans), Lynd Ward (illus)
Publisher: Easton Press, 2004. Collector’s Edition. Part of 100 Greatest Books Ever Written Series.
Condition: Hardcover. Black leather, with extensive gilt all over. New: pristine and perfect, no flaws. Very heavy.
This book features:
- Full brown top-grade leather binding
- Genuine 22k gold gilt to all edges, front design, spine, and back
- Silk moire endsheets
- Satin bookmark, sewn-in
- Hubbed spine with raised bands
- Smyth-sewn binding for durability
- Premium acid-neutral archival paper that will not yellow
Summary (form wikipedia):
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.