One of the greatest epic novels in history, Les Misérables 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 Thénadiers, treating the child as his own as she comes of age in pre-revolutionary Paris.
This special edition of Les Misérables also contains a review from the July 1862 issue of The Atlantic Monthly.
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Book IIThe Great Bourgeois Book IIIThe Grandfather and the Grandson Book IVThe Friends of the A B C
Book VThe Excellence of Misfortune Book VIThe Conjunction of Two Stars Book VIIPatron Minette
Book IA Few Pages of History
Book IIIThe House in the Rue Plumet Book IVSuccor From Below May Turn Out to be Succor From on High
Book VThe End of Which Does Not Resemble the Beginning Book VILittle Gavroche
BookVIIIEnchantments and Desolations Book IXWhither Are They Going? Book XThe 5th of June 1832
Book XIThe Atom Fraternizes With the Hurricane Book XIICorinthe
Book IVJavert Derailed
Letter to M Daelli