Les Misérables by Victor Hugo - small hardback (Macmillan Collector's Library Edition)
Les Misérables is a magnificent, sweeping story of revolution, love and the will to survive set amidst the poverty stricken streets of nineteeth-century Paris.
Escaped convict Jean Valjean turns his back on his criminal past to build his fortunes as an honest man. He takes in abandoned orphan Cosette and raises her as his own daughter. But Jean Valjean is unable to free himself from his previous life and is pursued to the end by ruthless policeman Javert. As Cosette grows up, young idealist Marius catches a glimpse of her and falls desperately in love. The fates of all the characters await them during the violent turmoil of the June Rebellion in 1832.
This abridged version of Victor Hugo's masterpiece was published in 1915 with the aim to provide 'a unified story of the life and soul-struggles of Jean Valjean'. This edition has features an introduction by Paul Bailey.
This elegant book is part of the Macmillan Collector's Library collection. Beautifully produced with gilt edges, a ribbon marker, bespoke illustrated cover and real cloth binding, every Macmillan Collector’s Library hardback adheres to the same high production values. They're small enough to travel with and striking enough to take pride of place on your bookshelf. These much-loved literary classics also make the perfect gift.
Hardback, 472 pages.