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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 MisÃ©rables (1862). In this story of the trials of the peasant Jean Valjeanâ€”a man unjustly imprisoned, baffled by destiny, and hounded by his nemesis, the magnificently realized, ambiguously malevolent police detective Javertâ€”Hugo achieves the sort of rare imaginative resonance that allows a work of art to transcend its genre.
Les MisÃ©rables is at once a tense thriller that contains one of the most compelling chase scenes in all literature, an epic portrayal of the nineteenth-century French citizenry, and a vital dramaâ€”highly particularized and poetic in its rendition but universal in its implicationsâ€”of the redemption of one human being.
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