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Les Misérables

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David Case

12 Hours 30 Minutes

Tantor Media

November 2008

Audio Book Summary

This is an Abridged Edition

Victor Hugo began writing Les Miserables twenty years before its eventual publication in 1862. Les Miserables is primarily a great humanitarian work that encourages compassion and hope in the face of adversity and injustice. It is also a historical novel of great scope, and provides a detailed vision of nineteenth-century French politics and society. Hugo hoped Les Miserables would encourage a more progressive and democratic future. Hugo wrote Les Miserables with a literary and political revolution in mind.

Les Miserables emphasizes the three major predicaments of the nineteenth century. Each of the three major characters in the novel symbolizes one of these predicaments: Jean Valjean represents the degradation of man in the proletariat, Fantine represents the subjection of women through hunger, and Cosette represents the atrophy of the child by darkness.

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    Fantastic, gripping and beautiful. Just wonderful. A must read.

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  • Daniel V.

    This read was well done. Enjoyable.

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  • Elizabeth H.

    Beautiful loved every minute of this classic. Didn’t take to kindly to the narrator.

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