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The Novel of the Century

The Extraordinary Adventure of Les Misérables

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336 pages

"The definitive biography of the world's most popular novel. Putting a century of scholarship on one of the world's most enduring popular novels into accessible, narrative form, this new approach to a classic of world literature is written for a wide general readership. Packed full of information about the book's origins and later career on stage and screen, The Novel of the Century brings to life the extraordinary story of how Victor Hugo managed to write his novel of the downtrodden despite a revolution, a coup d'état, and political exile; how he pulled off the deal of the century to get it published; and how he set it on course to become the novel that epitomizes the grand sweep of history in the nineteenth century. This biography of a masterpiece also shows how and why the moral and social messages of Les Misérables are full of meaning for our time. "--

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The Novel of the Century: The Extraordinary Adventure of Les Misérables
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"The definitive biography of the world's most popular novel. Putting a century of scholarship on one of the world's most enduring popular novels into accessible, narrative form, this new approach to a classic of world literature is written for a wide general readership. Packed full of information about the book's origins and later career on stage and screen, The Novel of the Century brings to life the extraordinary story of how Victor Hugo managed to write his novel of the downtrodden despite a revolution, a coup d'état, and political exile; how he pulled off the deal of the century to get it published; and how he set it on course to become the novel that epitomizes the grand sweep of history in the nineteenth century. This biography of a masterpiece also shows how and why the moral and social messages of Les Misérables are full of meaning for our time. "--

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The Novel of the Century

The Extraordinary Adventure of Les Misérables

This edition was published in by Particular Books, imusti


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Source title: The Novel of the Century: The Extraordinary Adventure of Les Misérables

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Library of Congress
PQ2286 .B45 2017b, PQ2286

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hardcover
Number of pages
336

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Open Library
OL28363090M
ISBN 10
1846144701
ISBN 13
9781846144707
LC Control Number
2017392820

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