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The novel of the century : the extraordinary adventure of Les Misérables

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"The definitive biography of the world's most popular novel. Putting a century of scholarship on one of the world's most enduring popular novels into accessible, narrative form, this new approach to a classic of world literature is written for a wide general readership. Packed full of information about the book's origins and later career on stage and screen, The Novel of the Century brings to life the extraordinary story of how Victor Hugo managed to write his novel of the downtrodden despite a revolution, a coup d'état, and political exile; how he pulled off the deal of the century to get it published; and how he set it on course to become the novel that epitomizes the grand sweep of history in the nineteenth century. This biography of a masterpiece also shows how and why the moral and social messages of Les Misérables are full of meaning for our time. "--
"The story of how Victor Hugo wrote Les Misérables and why it became among the most influential and protean works of art ever created"--

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Bloomfield Public Library 843 Bellos (Text)
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1001 . ‡aBellos, David, ‡eauthor.
24514. ‡aThe novel of the century : ‡bthe extraordinary adventure of Les Misérables / ‡cDavid Bellos.
264 1. ‡aNew York : ‡bFarrar, Straus and Giroux, ‡c2017.
300 . ‡axxii, 307 pages : ‡billustrations ; ‡c24 cm
336 . ‡atext ‡btxt ‡2rdacontent
337 . ‡aunmediated ‡bn ‡2rdamedia
338 . ‡avolume ‡bnc ‡2rdacarrier
504 . ‡aIncludes bibliographical references and index.
5050 . ‡aIntroduction: The journey of Les Misérables -- Part one. Crimes and punishments -- Victor Hugo opens his eyes -- Fantine -- The first draft -- Part two. Treasure islands -- The money plot -- Hauteville house -- The beliefs of Victor Hugo -- Hugo gets back to work -- Interlude: Inventing the names -- Part three. Rooms with a view -- Victory at Waterloo -- The contract of the century -- The five parts of Les Misérables -- Interlude: the mind of Jean Valjean -- Part four. War, peace and progress -- The start of it all -- The Paris of Les Misérables -- The politics of Les Misérables -- The stumbling block -- Interlude: High style, low style, Latin and slang -- Part five: Great expectations -- Publication day: 4 April 1862 -- A story without end -- The meaning of Les Misérables -- Epilogue: Journey's end -- France in the nineteenth century: a time line.
520 . ‡a"The definitive biography of the world's most popular novel. Putting a century of scholarship on one of the world's most enduring popular novels into accessible, narrative form, this new approach to a classic of world literature is written for a wide general readership. Packed full of information about the book's origins and later career on stage and screen, The Novel of the Century brings to life the extraordinary story of how Victor Hugo managed to write his novel of the downtrodden despite a revolution, a coup d'état, and political exile; how he pulled off the deal of the century to get it published; and how he set it on course to become the novel that epitomizes the grand sweep of history in the nineteenth century. This biography of a masterpiece also shows how and why the moral and social messages of Les Misérables are full of meaning for our time. "-- ‡cProvided by publisher.
520 . ‡a"The story of how Victor Hugo wrote Les Misérables and why it became among the most influential and protean works of art ever created"-- ‡cProvided by publisher.
60010. ‡aHugo, Victor, ‡d1802-1885. ‡tMisérables.
650 7. ‡aLITERARY CRITICISM / European / French. ‡2bisacsh
650 7. ‡aBIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Literary. ‡2bisacsh
650 0. ‡aAuthors, French ‡y19th century ‡vBiography.
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