By David Bellos
'Never brain these self-help manuals urging that a few vintage novel may possibly swap your existence; during this gleaming examine of the start, progress and afterlife of Hugo's evergreen blockbuster, David Bellos argues that Les Misérables already has' Boyd Tonkin, Economist
'Any reader who hasn't but launched into Hugo's ebook may be switched over to the assumption via this one' Daniel Hahn, Spectator
The impressive tale of how an easy story of affection and revolution, the negative and the downtrodden - Victor Hugo's cherished vintage Les Misérables - conquered the world.
There hasn't ever been a e-book love it. it's the most generally learn and often tailored tale of all time, on level and on movie. yet why is Les Misérables the radical of the century? David Bellos's striking new publication brings to lifestyles the intense tale of ways Hugo controlled to write down his epic novel regardless of a revolution, a coup d'état and political exile; how he pulled off the deal of the century to get it released, and set it on the right track to develop into the unconventional that epitomizes the grand sweep of background within the 19th century. Packed packed with information regarding the history and layout of Les Misérables, this biography of a masterpiece still insists that the ethical and social message of Hugo's ever-popular novel is simply as very important for our century because it used to be for its personal. The Novel of the Century is a ebook as wealthy, outstanding and long-lasting because the novel at its heart.
Les Misérables is to be had as a Penguin vintage, in an acclaimed new translation by means of Christine Donougher, with an creation by means of Robert Tombs.
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