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Les Misérables

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In time for the 150th anniversary of Les Misérables and a star-studded film adaptation, a stunning edition of Victor Hugo's masterpiece   Victor Hugo's timeless story of injustice, heroism, and love in nineteenth-century Paris comes to Penguin Classics in an eye-catching new hardcover edition with cover art by Coralie Bickford-Smith. Wildly popular since its first publication in 1862, Les Misérables comes to theaters this December in a new film adaptation with a stellar cast that includes Hugh Jackman as the intrepid Jean Valjean and Russell Crowe as the relentless policeman Javert. Penguin Classics' beautiful edition makes a wonderful gift for longtime fans of the Broadway musical and introduces a new generation of readers to one of the most important novels ever written.

This gorgeous hardcover edition features the widely celebrated and eminently readable translation by Norman Denny.
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In time for the 150th anniversary of Les Misérables and a star-studded film adaptation, a stunning edition of Victor Hugo's masterpiece   Victor Hugo's timeless story of injustice, heroism, and love in nineteenth-century Paris comes to Penguin Classics in an eye-catching new hardcover edition with cover art by Coralie Bickford-Smith. Wildly popular since its first publication in 1862, Les Misérables comes to theaters this December in a new film adaptation with a stellar cast that includes Hugh Jackman as the intrepid Jean Valjean and Russell Crowe as the relentless policeman Javert. Penguin Classics' beautiful edition makes a wonderful gift for longtime fans of the Broadway musical and introduces a new generation of readers to one of the most important novels ever written.

This gorgeous hardcover edition features the widely celebrated and eminently readable translation by Norman Denny.
Product Details
Paperback (1376 pages)
Published: July 14, 2009
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Imprint: Modern Library
ISBN: 9780812974263
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