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Jim

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  • Les Misérables: Translated by Julie Rose

    • UNABRIDGED (60 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Victor Hugo, Julie Rose (translator)
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    Overall
    (1107)
    Performance
    (962)
    Story
    (969)

    One of the great classics of world literature and the inspiration for the most beloved stage musical of all time, Les Misérables is legendary author Victor Hugo’s masterpiece. This extraordinary English version by renowned translator Julie Rose captures all the majesty and brilliance of Hugo’s work. Here is the timeless story of the quintessential hunted man—Jean Valjean—and the injustices, violence, and social inequalities that torment him.

    Darwin8u says: "!"
    "Hugo in contemporary slang?"
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I might condense some of the digressions from the main plot by the author. The major change would be a translation that reflects the language used in the 19th century, not one that reflects useage at the middle school level in the 21st.


    What other book might you compare Les Misérables: Translated by Julie Rose to and why?

    I find the scope and subject matter similar to that of several works of Tolstoy. In both cases, a sweeping saga but with major segments reflecting the authors philosophy, perspective, and love of their country.


    Which character – as performed by George Guidall – was your favorite?

    Really can't chose a single character; I thought he did a good job with many of the characters.


    Did Les Misérables: Translated by Julie Rose inspire you to do anything?

    I am inspired to learn more about France in the 1800s-whether I actually am able to take the time to do this remains to be seen.


    Any additional comments?

    I should have chosen a different translation. Perhaps listening to a few pages would have directed me to one more in tune with the times described in the book.

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