1890 Rare Victorian Book set - LES MISERABLES by Victor Hugo Illustrated by Francois Flameng.
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Author: Victor HUGO. Francois Flameng, illustrator.
Title: Les Miserables by Victor Hugo with Photogravures Frontispieces by Flameng and Twenty Full-Page illustrations. In Five Volumes.
Publisher: Philadelphia, David McKay, Publisher, no date (1890). Complete set of five volumes.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 8 " X 5.5 "
Pages: 325, 304, 275, 392, 334 pages.
Binding: Attractive and near fine original full-cloth binding with elaborate gilt decorations on the spine (hinges fine, overall slightly scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover. Upper edges gilt. Rare in this beautiful condition!
Content: Very good content (bright, tight and clean - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the photogravures frontispieces and the twenty full-page illustrations by Francois Flameng.
The books: Attractive complete illustrated edition of Les Misérables -- a French historical novel by Victor Hugo, first published in 1862, 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).
The illustrator: François Flameng (1856–1923) was a notable French painter during the last quarter of the 19th century and the first quarter of the 20th. He was the son of Léopold Flameng, a celebrated printmaker, and received a first-rate education in his craft.
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