Les Misérables, Volume V of V, Jean Valjean

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This is the fifth volume of Victor Hugo's 1862 French historical novel, “Les Misérables”. Considered to be one of the greatest novels of the nineteenth century, it chronicles the lives of several characters, focusing on ex-convict Jean Valjean's struggle for redemption. It constitutes a profound examination of French history, the nature of law and justice, contemporary urban life, politics, moral philosophy, religion, and the types of romantic and familial love. A veritable masterpiece, “Les Misérables” is a must-read for all lovers of literature. Victor Marie Hugo (1802 – 1885) was a French novelist, dramatist, and poet belonging to the Romantic movement. He is widely hailed as one of the most accomplished and well-known French writers, originally achieving renown for his poetical endeavours—the most notable of which are the volumes “Les Contemplations” and “La Légende des siècles”. Outside of his native country, Hugo's best-known works are his novels: “Les Misérables” (1862) and “Notre-Dame de Paris” (1831), commonly known as “The Hunchback of Notre-Dame”. Aside from his literary achievements, he also produced over 4,000 beautiful drawings and was a prominent campaigner for social and political issues, including abolishing capital punishment. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this book now in an affordable, high-quality, modern edition complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.
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Victor Hugo, the greatest Romantic writer of them all, is finally available in Delphi’s bestselling range of titles. This monumental eBook offers readers the most complete collection ever compiled of Hugo’s FICTIONAL works in English translation, with many bonus texts. (Version 2)

* concise introductions to the novels and other works
* images of how the novels first appeared, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts
* ALL 9 novels in English, each with contents tables
* many of the novels are fully-illustrated with their original artwork
* includes BUG-JARGAL – Hugo’s first novel, which he wrote after a wager – first time in digital print!
* for the first time, all novels are presented with their French versions – sample the true brilliance of Hugo’s original text, in between reading the English translations
* features a large sample of English translations of poetry
* BONUS selection of six Non-Fiction texts
* boasts a special literary criticism section, with works by famous writers such as Dickens, Robert Louis Stevenson and Henry James, examining Hugo’s contribution to literature
* includes Hugo’s Memoirs – explore the great writer’s private notebooks!
* ALSO includes G. Barnett Smith’s famous biography – immerse yourself in Hugo’s literary life!
* packed full of images relating to Hugo’s life, works, places and film adaptations
* scholarly ordering of texts in chronological order and literary genres, allowing easy navigation around Hugo’s immense oeuvre

Please note: an actual complete works of Victor Hugo in English is not possible due to copyright restrictions, scarce plays and some works having never been translated. However, we do ensure our customers that every possible major text is included.

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CONTENTS:

The Novels
BUG-JARGAL
HANS OF ICELAND
THE LAST DAY OF A CONDEMNED MAN
THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE-DAME
CLAUDE GUEUX
LES MISÉRABLES
TOILERS OF THE SEA
THE MAN WHO LAUGHS
NINETY-THREE

The Novels in French

The Poetry
POEMS IN TRANSLATION
ODES ET BALLADES
LES ORIENTALES
LES FEUILLES D’AUTOMNE
LES CHANTS DU CREPUSCULE
LES VOIX INTÉRIEURES
LES RAYONS ET LES OMBRES
LES CHATIMENTS
LES CONTEMPLATIONS
LA LÉGENDE DES SIÈCLES: PREMIERE SERIE
LES CHANSONS DES RUES ET DES BOIS
LA VOIX DE GUERNESEY
L’ANNEE TERRIBLE
L’ART D’ETRE GRAND-PERE
LA LÉGENDE DES SIÈCLES: NOUVELLE SERIE
LE PAPE
LA PITIE SUPREME
L’ÂNE
RELIGIONS ET RELIGION
LES QUATRE VENTS DE L’ESPRIT
LA LÉGENDE DES SIÈCLES: DERNIERE SERIE
LA FIN DE SATAN
TOUTE LA LYRE
DIEU
LES ANNÉES FUNESTES
DERNIERE GERBE
POÈMES UNCOLLECTED

The Plays (in French)
CROMWELL
THE BURGRAVES
HERNANI
LUCRÈCE BORGIA
MARIE TUDOR
RUY BLAS

Selected Non-Fiction
NAPOLEON THE LITTLE
EXTRACTS FROM HUGO’S ESSAY ON SHAKESPEARE
LETTER TO THE LONDON NEWS REGARDING JOHN BROWN
ON CAPITAL PUNISHMENT
EXTRACTS FROM SATIRISTS AND MORALISTS
THE HISTORY OF A CRIME

The Criticism
VICTOR HUGO BY JOHN COWPER POWYS
LETTER ON HUGO BY CHARLES DICKENS
VICTOR HUGO’S LAST NOVEL BY HENRY JAMES
THE LEGEND OF VICTOR HUGO BY PAUL LAFARGUE
VICTOR HUGO’S ROMANCES BY ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
TO VICTOR HUGO BY ALFRED TENNYSON

The Biographies
THE MEMOIRS OF VICTOR HUGO
VICTOR HUGO: HIS LIFE AND WORK BY G. BARNETT SMITH

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Three extraordinary characters caught in a web of fatal obsession are at the centre of Hugo's novel. The grotesque hunchback Quasimodo, bell-ringer of Notre-Dame, owes his life to the austere archdeacon, Claude Frollo, who in turn is bound by a hopeless passion to the gypsy dancer Esmeralda. She, meanwhile, is bewitched by a handsome, empty-headed officer, but by an unthinking act of kindness wins Quasimodo's selfless devotion. Behind the central figures moves a pageant of picturesque characters, ranging from the cruel, superstitious king, Louis XI, to the underworld of beggars and petty criminals. These disreputable truands' night-time assault on the cathedral is one of the most spectacular set-pieces of Romantic literature. Hugo vividly depicts medieval Paris, where all life is dominated by the massive cathedral. His passionate enthusiasm for Gothic architecture is set within the context of an epic view of mankind's history, to which he attaches even more importance than to the novel's compelling story. Alban Krailsheimer's new translation is a fresh approach to this monumental classic by France's most celebrated Romantic. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
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422
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Three extraordinary characters caught in a web of fatal obsession are at the centre of Hugo's novel. The grotesque hunchback Quasimodo, bell-ringer of Notre-Dame, owes his life to the austere archdeacon, Claude Frollo, who in turn is bound by a hopeless passion to the gypsy dancer Esmeralda. She, meanwhile, is bewitched by a handsome, empty-headed officer, but by an unthinking act of kindness wins Quasimodo's selfless devotion. Behind the central figures moves a pageant of picturesque characters, ranging from the cruel, superstitious king, Louis XI, to the underworld of beggars and petty criminals. These disreputable truands' night-time assault on the cathedral is one of the most spectacular set-pieces of Romantic literature. Hugo vividly depicts medieval Paris, where all life is dominated by the massive cathedral. His passionate enthusiasm for Gothic architecture is set within the context of an epic view of mankind's history, to which he attaches even more importance than to the novel's compelling story. Alban Krailsheimer's new translation is a fresh approach to this monumental classic by France's most celebrated Romantic. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
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