Its hero is Jean Valjean, the noble peasant imprisoned. A sweeping story of love and honor in the depths of the Parisian underworld, immerses us in an epic struggle between good and evil, and carries us onto the barricades during the uprising of 1832 with a realism that is unsurpassed in modern literature.
We experience the desperation of the prostitute, Fantine; the amorality of the rogue, Thenardier; and the unquenchable desire of all human beings to be genuinely free.
Hugo saw Les Misérables as a means of dramatizing his bitter criticism of French society, but the novel that resulted transcends its own time and place. It's an ever-fascinating story, a sweeping spectacle that dazzles the senses as it touches the heart, and this audio edition captures its lasting greatness.
©1987 Lee Fahnestock and Norman MacAfee; (P)1992 Penguin HighBridge Audio
I love it, and listen to it over and over, more than once a year.
Struggle of characters to do what is best, vs. what is easiest
No, haven't heard him before, but LOVE his performance.
No. It's long and involved.
BEST BEST BEST !!!
this abridged version is too short, you might as well just see the play or watch the movie. buy a longer version to get a better sense of the original writing.
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