Les Miserables

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Les Miserables tells the story of ex-convict, Jean Valjean, and his valiant struggle to redeem his past. A potent social document of the poverty, ignorance, and brutality of man, Les Miserables is also a rousing adventure story, famous for such unrivaled scenes as the brilliant depiction of the Battle of Waterloo. Victor Hugo reached the peak of his powers in this far-reaching novel of nineteenth-century France. Here are combined the dramatic skills of Hugo the playwright, the rich imagination of Hugo the poet, and the compassion of Hugo the man.

Pages: 656

Pages: 656

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Called the greatest work of the nineteenth century, this sweeping epic novel expresses a vision of human justice in the midst of injustice, virtue in the midst of vice, mercy in the midst of cruelty, and the power of self-sacrificial love. The story of how the convict named Jean Valjean, who struggles to escape his criminal past through the example of a bishop and the love of a child.

  • Lucerna Academy families: Use this book for 5 weeks in World Literature, 5 weeks in Year 3 Rhetoric Literature, and 5 weeks in Year 3 Honors Rhetoric Literature.
  • Tapestry of Grace families: Read for 5 weeks.
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