It is less enjoyable than the russian novel because it gives the impression of being written for french. With the release of the movie les miserables, i felt this would be perfect. Hugo now turns to another leading character, marius. If you want the pure version, go with the unabridged. Where can i find an unabridged french edition of les. Easy french language version of les miserables french books.
Published in 1862, the book referenced what were already historic events. Les miserables victor hugo livre audio francais part 2 audio book french duration. He writes the most wonderful, engaging plots, with. Les miserables tells the fictional story of jean valjean, a man who has unjustly been condemned to nearly two decades of prison for stealing a. This book is available for free download in a number of formats including epub, pdf, azw, mobi and more. Les miserables cliffsnotes study guides book summaries. Frances new les miserables film is not the les mis musical you. Les miserables french edition kindle edition by hugo, victor. Two thirds of the book doesnt advance the plot, but it is a description of french life with amazing attention to detail. Gillenormand, by threatening to disinherit marius, has forced georges.
In a nearby town, georges pontmercy, marius father, a hero of the napoleonic wars, lives in retirement. If you want to read les miserables in the original french, dont buy this versionyoull need to buy another one just to get the whole book. Marius is a seventeenyearold who lives with his grandfather, m. If a writer wrote merely for his time, i would have to break my pen and throw it away, the largerthanlife victor hugo once confessed. What is the best version of les mis by victor hugo to read. Reading a book too early might give you a crash and burn situation where you may want to give up. Online shopping from a great selection at books store. In the englishspeaking world, the novel is usually referred to by its original french title. Les miserables, one of the most popular musicals of all time, is based on a novel of the same name by french author victor hugo. Tome i fantine french edition french mass market paperback january 29, 20 by victor hugo author visit amazons victor hugo page.
Having watched a few episodes of the recent bbc tv series, i was drawn to the book. If you dont mind a 1960s, you can find them for 10 for pretty much any book. When you read a book, especially a book like les miserables, which is classed an as epic drama, you dont just want to know the story, you want to experience it. Set in the parisian underworld and plotted like a detective story, the work follows the fortunes of the convict jean valjean, a victim of society who has been imprisoned for 19 years for stealing a loaf of bread. Read the first chapter of victor hugos classic french novel les miserables, in french and english. Les miserables victor hugo livre audio francais part 2. It would be good if whisoersync for kindle was made available. I purchased this book for my daughter who teaches french and enjoys reading books in french. Miserables petits classiques larousse french edition. One day, an ex convict wanders into the bishops village and cant find any food or lodging because everyone turns him away. It was an instant popular success and was quickly translated into several languages. In a recent interview dominic west said he thought les miserables was better than war and peace, so i thought id read it. The episcopal palace was a huge and beautiful house, built of stone at the beginning of the last century by m.
Les miserables, victor hugo les miserables is a french historical novel by victor hugo, first published in 1862, that is considered one of the greatest novels of the 19th century. Les miserables in both english and french by victor hugo nook. I tried reading a philosophy book in portuguese once and i had a very hard time understanding what was going on. What is the best version of the book les miserables by. Ladj lys 2019 film les miserables opens on an ecstatic scene france has just won the world cup and happy parisians are celebrating in. The books opens by describing the life of a really upstanding dude named bishop myriel. If you wait a few weeks or months, you can get an 1870s edition for 60. Les miserables by victor hugo, first edition abebooks. Project gutenberg offers 61,591 free ebooks to download. Les miserables, brochure and handbill from the musical, by alain boublil and claudemichel schonberg based on the novel by victor hugo. You can also read the full text online using our ereader. If you need more help with the french r sound, dont worry its usually the thing that english speakers have the most trouble with, so there are lots of help materials online. I was disappointed to find out that this was only part of the story and i havent been able to find the rest of it on amazon so far. I think the abridged version doesnt have the sidetracking.
That does, in no way, disparage the lush, intelligent, and skillful translation by isabel f. Les miserables, 1 french edition french mass market paperback september 7, 1993. While the fictional aspects may seem to be an afterthought, hugos craft is. This french edition of les miserables was extremely disappointing. Edward behr, the complete book of les miserables arcade, 1993. Les miserables tome i fantine french audio books victor hugo, french books, livre audio francais. Welcome the episcopal palace of d adjoins the hospital. Les miserables by victor hugo goodreads share book. It is less enjoyable than the russian novel because it gives the impression of being written for french people. Victor hugo, poet, novelist, and dramatist who was the most important of the french romantic writers. The convict jean valjean is released from a french prison after serving nineteen years for stealing a loaf of bread and for subsequent attempts to escape from prison. Les miserables is a terrific insight into french history.
No page numbers, no publisher information, several times words were run together and worst of all, i learned after reading it that it isnt even the complete book. Not surprisingly for a book of 1,500 pages, hugo set les miserables on a broad geographical and historical canvas once. Hugo is considered to be one of the greatest and bestknown french writers. But whoa, i would not recommend les miserables as a first book, or any novel by victor hugo for that matter. This small book les miserables, tome iii, gavroche, is one of the lecture facile series. For one thing its not the whole book its just volume 1 fantine. With the release of the movie les miserables, i felt this would be. Les miserables is a great book to pull some superb quotations that give readers lessons about life that still apply today.
I wish i had read les miserables, by victor hugo, in french. The few phrases included in french rolled off the tongue so beautifully even without my. Try reading a few books in french that people say arent that hard to read and if you read them with ease, then try to conquer les. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. French edition by hugo, victor, kaleo, alana from amazons fiction books store. Les miserables is a french historical novel by victor hugo, first published in 1862, that is. Les miserablesunabridged and illustrated and millions of other books are. When valjean arrives at the town of digne, no one is willing to give him shelter because he is an exconvict. This sound doesnt exist in french, so putting it in les miserables will immediately out you as a non french speaker. The novel is in five volumes and is one of the longest novels ever written, 1900 pages in the french version,and contains the longest sentence ever written 800 words. You want to understand each character, with all their different idiosyncrasies, and how they choose to express themselves is. Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by project gutenberg.858 1229 69 1178 798 147 275 1034 420 120 203 1317 190 1571 810 1501 107 1232 255 851 1139 1287 1587 812 904 217 931 123 1351 73 268 158 160 108