One of the greatest epic novels in history, Les MisÃ©rables is the moving story of Jean Valjean's struggle for redemption and his lifelong pursuit by Javert, a police detective determined to return Valjean to chains. Always one step ahead of Javert, Valjean encounters the tragic Fantine, and ultimately rescues Fantine's daughter, Cosette, from her wretched life with the ThÃ©nadiers, treating the child as his own as she comes of age in pre-revolutionary Paris. Published in 1862, Victor Hugo's Les MisÃ©rables is remarkable for its clarity and detailed descriptions of the 1832 rebellion. Enormously popular upon publication, Les MisÃ©rables has been adapted for the stage and film, including the forthcoming movie starring Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway (2012). HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.
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October 01, 2012
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