1887 Rare Victorian Book set - LES MISERABLES by Victor Hugo. Illustrated.
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Author: Hugo, Victor; (Translated from the French by lsabel F. Hapgood).
Title: Les Miserables: Complete in 2 Volumes Set.
Publisher: New York, Thomas Y. Crowell Company, no date (circa 1887).
Language: Text in English.
Size: 8.5 " X 5.5 "
Pages: Vol.1 286-253-227 pages. Vol.2 323-284 pages.
Binding: Attractive and very good half morocco leather binding with gilt fleur-de-lys decorations on the spine (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover. Upper edge gilt.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight and clean, gift note dated 1918 on the second blank page - as shown).
Illustrations: Profusely illustrated with beautiful full-page illustrations.
Estimate: (USD 400 - USD 500)
The books: Attractively bound in half morocco leather and a rare complete 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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