Item description for Les Miserables (Classic Fiction) by Victor Hugo...
This book an EXACT reproduction of the original book published before 1923. This IS NOT an OCR'd book with strange characters, introduced typographical errors, and jumbled words. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.
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Format: Abridged, Audiobook
Studio: Naxos Audiobooks
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 5.76" Width: 4.94" Height: 0.95" Weight: 0.45 lbs.
Publisher Naxos Audiobooks
ISBN 962634105X ISBN13 9789626341056 UPC 730099010528
Availability 0 units.
More About Victor Hugo
Victor Hugo (1802-1885) was the son of a high-ranking officer in Napoleon Bonaparte's Grand Army. A man of literature and politics, he participated in vast changes as France careened back and forth between empire and more democratic forms of government. As a young man in Paris, he became well-known and sometimes notorious for his poetry, fiction, and plays. In 1845, the year that he began writing his masterwork, Les Miserables, the king made him a peer of France, with a seat in the upper legislative body. There he advocated universal free education, general suffrage, and the abolition of capital punishment. When an uprising in 1848 ushered in a republic, he stopped writing Les Miserables and concentrated on politics. But in 1851, when the president proclaimed himself emperor, Hugo's opposition forced him into a long exile on the British Channel Islands. There, in 1860, he resumed work on Les Miserables, finishing it the next year. With the downfall of the emperor in 1870, Hugo returned to France, where he received a hero's welcome as a champion of democracy. At his death in 1885, two million people lined the streets of Paris as his coffin was borne to the Pantheon. There he was laid to rest with every honor the French nation could bestow.
Victor Hugo lived in Besancon. Victor Hugo was born in 1807 and died in 1885.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Les Miserables (Classic Fiction)?
A Good start! Jul 6, 2008
This is truly one of my favorite stories!! Although not the full-length version, this version is very well done and would do well for any trip or just day-to-day commutes! I wish this was in full-length with the same reader.
Good Abridged Audio CD... Apr 9, 2007
The only thing I did not like about this audio book was it was abridged. Since I received it as a gift, I had no choice. Otherwise, it is a great book and taught me a lot about Les Miserables that I did not know (or find out) from seeing the movie and plays.