Author: Victor Hugo; Introduction by: Kenneth C. Mondschein; Translator: Isabel F. Hapgood
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“So long as ignorance and poverty exist on earth, books of the nature ofLes Misérables cannot fail to be of use,” says Victor Hugo in the preface of his famous novel. Certainly, Les Misérables is French history recounted through the personal stories of its main characters. The tale offers philosophical insight on the good deeds that can happen even amidst ignorance and poverty. This handsome leather-bound volume is a beautiful addition to any classic literature library with specially designed endpapers, gilded edges, and a ribbon bookmark so you will never lose your place.