- File Size: 3624 KB
- Print Length: 959 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Public Domain Books (December 16, 2010)
- Publication Date: December 16, 2010
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B004GHNIRK
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #427 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
Les Misérables (English language) Kindle Edition
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The scope and depth of the story is UNBELIEVABLE. The characters are so completely flesh and bone that you know them. You know who they are and exactly how they will react in a situation before it ever happens. The scenes are so masterfully laid out that you can envision every detail in your mind. And oh, believe me when I say the storytelling is breathtaking. Les Miserables is about poverty and the human condition, set against the backdrop of decades of French history. But it is so much more. It's a story of the redemption of man, despite everything the world can throw at him. It is a story of fear and sadness, but most of all, hope. The hope that we can do better. The hope that religion will not lead us down a path of self-righteousness, but to true righteousness, which to quote the book of Isaiah is "to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke". There is so much to be learned about forgiveness, love, happiness, and life from this story.
Les Miserables is not just a book. It might be the best book ever written. It is a LIFE CHANGER. Don't be afraid of it. Experience it for yourself.
One thing I miss in this translation: "Slang" is usually used instead of "argot", "emeute" is not used for "riot". It was fun to have some French words which would be explained & repeated in the text, used as text (in the F & M translation), instead of a translation which seems weak (in the Kindle copy). This is why I gave it a 4 instead of a 5.
I really liked the links from the Table of Contents to each volume, book & chapter (chapters were not listed in the Table of Contents of the paperback). But there is no forward option (to the next chapter). The format was very readable, even easier than the paperback (a blank line between paragraphs, which was very helpful on the extra long paragraphs).
An added bonus, which I found helpful, at the end of the Kindle copy, there is a letter Hugo wrote to the Italian publisher in 1862 telling in his words why Les Mis is for all nations. (This was not in my paper copy.)
By the time my Kindle arrived, my notes were ready to sync from the PC to the Kindle (pretty quick & mostly painfree), & I finished the book with the Kindle... much easier to hold & manipulate than 1500 pages.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have read this book before and fall more in love with it every time I read it.Published 8 days ago by Jessica
A very tough read but an incredible treatise of the human condition. Most of us have seen the stage play and/or the Hollywood movie - the book will bring home all of the joy,... Read morePublished 10 days ago by bbshoplead1960
This is one of my favorite books but this particular translation is slightly awkward at times.Published 12 days ago by Amazon Customer
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The words are like this in the paperback version as well. When I read the abridged version forever ago, I asked a professor about this, and she told me that they often do that in classic novels for unknown reasons. She believed that it might be an attempt to make it relevant and applicable to all... Read More
Jan 1, 2013 by Megan Rahhal | See all 4 posts
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I don't think this is correct. I'm 10 chapters in (in this edition) and the "progress dots" just went from "1" to "2", and the "unread" dots go all the way across the screen. Just use the kindle's chapter function, you can jump all the way to the later... Read More
Dec 16, 2011 by Mike Schmitt | See all 9 posts
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