Out of extreme poverty Jean Valjean steals a loaf of bread and then spends many years trying to escape his reputation as a criminal. In later years he rises socially and is a respectable member of society; but policeman Javert will not allow him to forget his past and is determined to expose him.
Victor Hugo was born in Besanczon, the son of one of Napoleon I's generals. He wrote a tragedy at the age of 14, and throughout the 1820's and 1830's he produced further poetry and drama and established himself at the forefront of the Romantic movement. He was elected to the Constituent Assembly in 1848 and was later sent to exile in Guernsey. His greatest novel, Les Miserables appeared in 1862. He was buried as a national hero in the Pantheon.
Les Miserables Novelisation by Victor Hugo
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Hodder & Stoughton General Division
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