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Les miserables (1862) es una novela publicada por Victor Hugo y esta considerada como una de las obras mas conocidas del siglo XIX. La novela, de estilo romantico, plantea a traves de su argumento un razonamiento sobre el bien y el mal, sobre la ley, la politica, la etica, la justicia y la religion. El autor confeso que se habia inspirado en Vidocq, criminal frances que se redimio y acabo inaugurando la Policia Nacional francesa, para crear a los dos protagonistas y que la historia de su pais le habia inspirado para situar el contexto historico: por ello, los personajes viven la Revolucion francesa (1789-1799) y los posteriores cambios politicos. Ademas, el autor analiza los estereotipos de aquel momento y muestra su oposicion a la pena de muerte. En definitiva, esta novela es una defensa de los oprimidos, vivan en el lugar y momento historico que vivan. ENGLISH DESCRIPTION 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. 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. Examining the nature of law and grace, the novel elaborates upon the history of France, the architecture and urban design of Paris, politics, moral philosophy, antimonarchism, justice, religion, and the types and nature of romantic and familial love. Les Miserables has been popularized through numerous adaptations for the stage, television, and film, including a musical and a film adaptation of that musical. The appearance of the novel was highly anticipated and advertised. Critical reactions were diverse, but most of them were negative. Commercially, the work was a great success globally.
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“There is one spectacle grander than the sea, that is the sky; there is one spectacle grander than the sky, that is the interior of the soul.“

Remembering Victor Hugo on his birthday.

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Day 193.
Here I will note 365 books (or as many as I will have before I get tired) that have shaped my taste in literature. No explanations, no reviews. Just the cover of the book.
I do not challenge anyone. You are all welcome to take part.

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I missed yesterday's #julyjourneys #bastilleday
Les Mis isn't really about Bastille day, but it is about the French rising up and saying they have had enough ❤️
Welcome to my kitchen, and thanks Pinterest for this knife block idea that I have been using for a few years now
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs

DinoMom I love that knife block idea! 2y
Eggs Great knife 🔪 idea!!! 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love this!!! 2y
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Every year I work on my own personal chunky summer challenge. For me this entails a page count challenge and longer books. June 1 - Sept 30 - feel free to join me with your own goals. Tag me and use the above hashtag.

1. Finish Les Mis
2. Read 10,000 pages
3. Read 20 books
4. Work on series bingo
5. Focus on kryptonite book list

jb72 @elizamarie here is my summer chunky challenge. These are my goals so far. 2y
ElizaMarie I thought you had finished Les Mis. But yeah you will enjoy it of course. Hmm.. I loved Plain Janes! And of course Pet Semetary is a favorite!!! 2y
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#bookspin #bookspinbingo #doublespin #newyearnewyou

I am looking forward to the new year #bookspin! This 2021 I really want to focus on books I own. A majority of these books I already own.

If anyone is interested in a buddy read with the above books, let me know.

TheAromaofBooks Some of these are pretty hefty reads!!! Good luck!! 2y
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“Then he sat down upon the steps, his heart full of tenderness and resolution, he blessed his love in the depths of his thought, and he said to himself that since Cosette was gone, there was nothing more for him but to die.”

Don‘t mind me. I‘m just eye rolling super hard while gagging at the same time.

Megabooks 😂😂 3y
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The last 400 pages were a decent read, the first 800 not so much. Tons of characters were introduced apparently to allow Author to dive into some obscure obsession and then they were gone. On the other hand, in a city the size of Paris when one character was attempting to hideout there was a ridiculous number of coincidental meetings. Jean valjean, the Bishop, and Gavroche were great. Marius was a moron and Cosette insipid. No more big books!

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Watching the BBC Les Mis and eating Tomato Pie. Feels like summer and revolution! Vive la France! #dinnerandaclassic

mcctrish Yum/ délicieux 4y
Catsandbooks That looks delicious! 4y
Soubhiville Oh yum! 4y
Ireadkidlit Oh my gosh, I binged it before I went to mom and dad‘s! Love that version so much. Is the tomato pie yours or HEB‘s? 4y
Julsmarshall Thanks @mcctrish @catsandbooks and @soubhiville And yes, @ireadkidlit pie was all mine! Wasn‘t this version of Les Mis wonderful? (edited) 4y
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Hey friends who did the #lesmisbuddyread last fall.. have you seen this? Apparently a 6 part mini series starting next weekend on PBS

TheLibrarian This will make my husband happy. 4y
saresmoore I can‘t decide if this is something I would actually want to watch after reading the book. 😆 4y
MelissaSue81 @saresmoore - same, kind of.. but I think I‘ll give it a try. 4y
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Daisey It‘s been a while since I read Les Mis, but I‘m curious to watch this. 4y
KarouBlue Wha!!!!! I don‘t have a tv. I don‘t have PBS. I have problems!!!! 4y
MelissaSue81 @MellieAntoinette - maybe you can stream it? 4y
KarouBlue @MelissaSue81 🤞 🤞🤞🤞 4y
tournevis She looks very well fed, for Cosette 4y
AnneCecilie Yes to both. This series are so true to the book without the digressions. Definitely recommend. 4y
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My three new B&N collectable editions came todsy! I grabbed these during the 3 for $25 sale. I really really wanted to get six but it's harder to hide six massive tomes 😂😅

I've been wanting to replace my old bind up of Poe for years, and I am so in love with the filigree on both Sherlock and Les Miserables 😍😍

Caroline2 Beautiful! 😍 4y
GingerAntics Those are gorgeous!!! 💙💙💙 4y
Burghbookaddict I ordered the Poe one too! My other 2 were the H.P. Lovecraft and Dracula. I thought about grabbing 3 more but they're so big and I'm already out of room! 4y
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Bklover I have that Les Miserables copy- isn‘t it beautiful?! 4y
Dragon Lovely covers! 💚🐉 4y
InLibrisVeritas @Bklover Yes! It is so stunning in person! 4y
InLibrisVeritas @BurghBookAddict I have the Lovecraft one it is gorgeous! Is the Dracula one the same size or smaller than the rest? I have an older one they did that is smaller which drives me crazy but it is so pretty! 4y
TheSpineView What beautiful covers! I have to hide stuff too! 4y
CouronneDhiver Lovely 4y
Burghbookaddict @InLibrisVeritas Yeah, its about half the size of the other 2 4y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Those are beautiful! 4y
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#QuotsyNov18 Day 28: Life as a #Theater set as depicted by Hugo. Lovely.

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Libro 3 del año *.*

DebinHawaii Welcome to Litsy! 🎉📚👍Hope you enjoy it here! And be sure to check out @LitsyWelcomeWagon to get more connected. 4y
RaimeyGallant Bienvenido a Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon (edited) 4y
LitsyWelcomeWagon Welcome to Litsy! Hope these #Litsytips by @RaimeyGallant http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU are helpful. There‘s so many fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! Check out @LitsyHappenings for details. #LitsyWelcomeWagon 4y
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Eggs Welcome to Litsy 👋🏻👋🏻 4y
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Wife Welcome to Litsy!🌹 4y
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Day 3 of #requiredreadingredo... I‘m so so sorry about this one... I LOVE Les Mis the musical. Almost obsessively. It‘s playing in my car now in fact... but this book was hard and heavy and I read it very young. I also didn‘t “read” and instead listened to the audio book, so that could have contributed to my dislike. #lesmis #24601 @ErinSueG

night_shift Haven't read this one. Too huge for me to want to try lol .. not a fan of musicals either, sooo. 😂 5y
AshleyHoss820 This one is on my TBR for the 1,001 list. I saw the play on a revolving stage and I was never the same! Gorgeous! I‘m a little nervous about reading the book. 😊 5y
DGRachel Oh no! I LOVED this one. The (600+ page) abridged version was assigned to my gifted English class in 10th grade and I even read the unabridged version for extra credit! 5y
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WhiskeyMistress @DGRachel I was homeschooled and my mothers assigned reading was... interesting... so I got handed this assignment in Eighth grade 😂 I really enjoyed the story part, but the long extraneous bits about disease, economy, and the Paris infrastructure just didn‘t work for me at 13. I probably should try again. 5y
TiredLibrarian @WhiskeyMistress I tried twice to read this one, and I never made it further than the sewers of Paris. I love the musical & have seen several different productions of it, but the book is not for me! 5y
Meaw_catlady Mom also assigned me to read this. But me a rebel, refused after 10 pages... I need to try again now that I‘m not a youngling. There, out in the darkness
A fugitive running
Fallen from God
Fallen from grace
God be my witness
I never shall yield
Till we come face to face
Till we come face to face
WhiskeyMistress @Meaw_catlady, sadly, the book doesn‘t have musical numbers 😂 5y
Crewgurl I also obsessively love the musical! I might have seen it on broadway 19 times... 5y
WhiskeyMistress @Crewgurl 🙊 I‘m so jealous! 5y
Crewgurl I still need more 😭😭😭 5y
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A few hours late for my prompt, but oh well.

Last night was a gorgeous night for reading a few chapters outside! Yes, I‘m STILL reading Les Mis. I‘m probably close to 3/4 of the way through. It‘s been a long time since I‘ve taken so long to finish a book other than the Bible, but I‘ve been enjoying it when I‘m able to read! #WineWednesday #ReadingResolutions

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Day 16: Current Read #Ampersand2018
Yes, still. 😂
Day 16: Current Book Quote #ReadingResolutions

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Day 14: Sky
We made a quick road trip to go see Hamilton ⭐️ this weekend. I used what daylight I had to #ReadLesMis 📚. Still reading about the convent...that part is kind-of going on forever.

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Ah! Little Cosette is now with Valjean and all is right in the world.

While Book Second on the Battle of Waterloo was rough, I feel like Book Third was the reward for having made it through. Valjean‘s role as Cosette‘s redeemer is just perfect.

Also, I can‘t stop hearing the songs from the musical keep going through my head. 😂🎶

#ReadLesMis #AmReading

Bronte_Chintz Gorgeous picture! 5y
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I just love this! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Eggs 💖💖💖💖 5y
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Day 1: May TBR
In May I‘m joining a group of ladies on Bookstagram who are reading Les Mis! I‘m excited because it‘s one that‘s been sitting on my shelf for ages waiting for “some day” when I get to it. 😳 If you want to join in, search for the #readLesMis hashtag on Instagram.

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Facebook zeigte mir heute ein Post von vor einem Jahr an.... Und ich habe es noch immer nicht beendet! 😩
Ich liebe den Film und mag auch das Buch sehr, aber es ist so schwer und unhandlich um darin unterwegs oder im Bett zu lesen😅
Habt ihr es schon gelesen?
Habt ein tolles Wochenende!
#lesen #bookstagram #bookish #bibliophile #classic #bookworm #buecherwurm #buchliebe #booknerd #bookaholic

ju.ca.no Ich würds gern mal lesen, mal sehen ob ich die Zeit mal finde? 5y
Buechersuechtling Ja tatsächlich, das ist auch eins der Bücher, die ich immer mal wieder zu lesen überlege … aber irgendwie lande ich immer da, wo du auch landest: zu dick, zu unhandlich, nicht gut tragbar. ? 5y
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This is going to be one crazy year!

DebbieGrillo Welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon 5y
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