'A tale of injustice, heroism and love follows the fortunes of Jean Valjean, an escaped convict determined to put his criminal past behind him. But his attempts to become a respected member of the community are constantly put under threat by his own conscience, when, owing to a case of mistaken identity, another man is arrested in his place; and by the relentless investigations of the dogged policeman Javert. It is not simply for himself that Valjean must stay free, however, for he has sworn to protect the baby daughter of Fantine, driven to prostitution by poverty.'

I absolutely loved this book.

This book was an absolute masterpiece. I took me a long time to get through it, but I am so glad I stuck with it.

This heartbreaking view of early nineteenth century French society covers life on an epic scale, from the eve of the battle of Waterloo to July Revolution of 1830.

Victor Hugo did a fantastic job with this book. It was compelling and compassionate and immerses the reader in a battle between good and evil. His dazzling writing created a larger than life epic that both engages the reader and touches the heart.

Les Misérables also introduces the reader to some of the most famous characters in literature. With emotions and intellect, Victor Hugo carries the reader through the relentless persecution of Jean Valjean by Inspector Javert, the desperation Fantine, to the despicable Thénardier.

Les Misérables is a sweeping epic, that results in an extravagant, larger than life masterpiece that takes a reader to a time and place that is uncomfortable and forces the reader to look inside of themselves before passing judgement on others.

Les Miserables by Victor Hugo is one of the greatest novels ever written and is a book everyone should read at least once in their life time.

Published by Geramie Kate Barker