1885 Rare Victorian Book - Les MISERABLES by Victor Hugo. Illustrated.
Author: Victor Hugo. (Preface, Lascelles Wraxall).
Title: Les Miserables: Complete in One Volume.
Publisher: New York, George Routledge and Sons, no date (circa 1885).
Language: Text in English.
Size: 7.5 " X 5.5 ".
Pages: viii-956 pages + publisher's catalog.
Binding: Attractive and very good, near fine, full decorated cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly scuffed) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content: Good to very good content (bright and tight, rare foxing mainly on title page and last page - as shown, Ink gift note dated 1885 on front flyleaf).
Illustrations: Complete with the frontispiece and the five full-page illustrations.
Estimate: USD 300 - USD 350)
The book: Nice and rare complete one volume edition of Les Misérables -- a French historical novel by Victor Hugo, first published in 1862, that is considered one of the greatest novels of the 19th century. In the English-speaking world, the novel is usually referred to by its original French title. However, several alternatives have been used, including The Miserables, The Wretched, The Miserable Ones, The Poor Ones, The Wretched Poor, The Victims and The Dispossessed. Beginning in 1815 and culminating in the 1832 June Rebellion in Paris, the novel follows the lives and interactions of several characters, particularly the struggles of ex-convict Jean Valjean and his experience of redemption.
The author: Victor Marie Hugo (26 February 1802 – 22 May 1885) was a French poet, novelist, and dramatist of the Romantic movement. Hugo is considered to be one of the greatest and best-known French writers. Outside of France, his most famous works are the novels Les Misérables, 1862, and The Hunchback of Notre-Dame (French: Notre-Dame de Paris), 1831. In France, Hugo is known primarily for his poetry collections, such as Les Contemplations (The Contemplations) and La Légende des siècles (The Legend of the Ages).
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