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Victor Hugo

Victor Hugo (1802-85), novelist, poet, playwright, and French national icon, is best known for two of today’s most popular world classics: Les Misérables and The Hunchback of Notre-Dame, as well as other works, including The Toilers of the Sea and The Man Who Laughs. Hugo was elected to the Académie Française in 1841. As a statesman, he was named a Peer of France in 1845. He served in France’s National Assemblies in the Second Republic formed after the 1848 revolution, and in 1851 went into self-imposed exile upon the ascendance of Napoleon III, who restored France’s government to authoritarian rule. Hugo... Read More

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The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Written by Victor Hugo
Bantam Classics | Paperback | February 1981
$5.95/6.99(Canada) | 978-0-553-21370-6 (0-553-21370-9)

Before the huge crowd that packed the cathedral square, La Esmeralda stood between two executioners. Suddenly Quasimodo, the hunchback of Notre Dame, rushed at the executioners and felled them with his enormous fists. He snatched the gypsy girl in one arm and ran with her into the church. A moment later... Read more






The Hunchback of Notre-Dame
Written by Victor Hugo, Introduction by Jean-Marc Hovasse
Everyman's Library | Hardcover | February 2012
$26.00/30.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-95781-8 (0-307-95781-0)

Hugo's grand medieval melodrama tells the story of the beautiful Esmeralda, a gypsy girl loved by three men: Archdeacon Frollo, his adoptive son Quasimodo, bell-ringer of Notre-Dame cathedral, and Captain Phoebus. Falsely accused of trying to murder Phoebus, who attempts to rape her, Esmeralda is sentenced to death and rescued from... Read more






The Hunchback of Notre-Dame
Written by Victor Hugo, Translated by Catherine Liu, Introduction by Elizabeth McCracken
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | October 2002
$11.95/17.95(Canada) | 978-0-679-64257-2 (0-679-64257-9)

Set in medieval Paris, Victor Hugo’s powerful historical romance The Hunchback of Notre-Dame has resonated with succeeding generations ever since its publication in 1837. It tells the story of the beautiful gypsy Esmeralda, condemned as a witch by the tormented archdeacon Claude Frollo, who lusts after her. Quasimodo, the deformed bell... Read more






Les MisÚrables
Written by Victor Hugo, Translated by Julie Rose, Introduction by Adam Gopnik
Modern Library | Hardcover | July 2008
$30.00/35.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-64333-3 (0-679-64333-8)

In this major new rendition by the acclaimed translator Julie Rose, Victor Hugo’s tour de force, Les Misérables, is revealed in its full unabridged glory. A favorite of readers for nearly 150 years, and the basis for one of the most beloved stage musicals ever, this stirring tale of crime, punishment... Read more






Les Miserables
Written by Victor Hugo, Translated by Charles E. Wilbour, Introduction by Peter Washington
Everyman's Library | Hardcover | March 1998
$30.00/34.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-40317-0 (0-375-40317-5)

It has been said that Victor Hugo has a street named after him in virtually every town in France. A major reason for the singular celebrity of this most popular and versatile of the great French writers is Les Misérables (1862). In this story of the trials of the peasant Jean...

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Les MisÚrables
Written by Victor Hugo
Ballantine Books | Trade Paperback | September 1996
$15.00/18.00(Canada) | 978-0-449-91167-9 (0-449-91167-5)

Sensational, dramatic, packed with rich excitement and filled with the sweep and violence of human passions, LES MISERABLES is not only superb adventure but a powerful social document. The story of how the convict Jean-Valjean struggled to escape his past and reaffirm his humanity, in a world brutalized by poverty and... Read more






Les Miserables
Written by Victor Hugo, Adapted by Monica Kulling
Random House Books for Young Readers | Trade Paperback | March 1995
$3.99/5.99(Canada) | 978-0-679-86668-8 (0-679-86668-X)

The classic novel--and hit Broadway show--about escaped convict Jean Valjean has been adapted with easy-to-read text, large type, and short chapters.  This engaging adaptation of the timeless tale is ideal for reluctant readers and kids not yet ready to tackle the original.   Read more






Les MisÚrables
Written by Victor Hugo, Translated by Charles E. Wilbour
Modern Library | Hardcover | September 1992
$25.95/34.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-60012-1 (0-679-60012-4)

Sensational, dramatic, packed with rich excitement and filled with the sweep and violence of human passions, LES MISERABLES is not only superb adventure but a powerful social document. The story of how the convict Jean-Valjean struggled to escape his past and reaffirm his humanity, in a world brutalized by poverty and... Read more






Les MisÚrables
Written by Victor Hugo
Fawcett | Paperback | December 1982
$5.99/6.99(Canada) | 978-0-449-30002-2 (0-449-30002-1)

Sensational, dramatic, packed with rich excitement and filled with the sweep and violence of human passions, LES MISERABLES is not only superb adventure but a powerful social document. The story of how the convict Jean-Valjean struggled to escape his past and reaffirm his humanity, in a world brutalized by poverty and... Read more






Les MisÚrables
Written by Victor Hugo, Translated by Julie Rose, Introduction by Adam Gopnik
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | July 2009
$18.00/21.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-7426-3 (0-8129-7426-3)

Translated by Julie Rose
Introduction by Adam Gopnik

 
In this major new rendition by the acclaimed translator Julie Rose, Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables is revealed in its full, unabridged glory. A favorite of readers for nearly 150 years, this stirring tale of crime, punishment, justice, and redemption pulses with life. Featuring such... Read more






The Toilers of the Sea
Written by Victor Hugo, Translated by James Hogarth, Introduction by Graham Robb
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | September 2002
$15.95/20.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-76132-4 (0-375-76132-2)

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