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Geoffrey Rush, this edition offers a quality hardcover at a reasonable price.
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“Rich and gorgeous. This is the [translation] to read… and if you are flying, just carry it under your arm as you board, or better still, rebook your holiday and go by train, slowly, page by page.”
—Jeanette Winterson, The Times (London)
“[A] magnificent story… marvelously captured in this new unabridged translation by Julie Rose.”
—The Denver Post
“A new translation by Julie Rose of Hugo’s behemoth classic that is as racy and current and utterly arresting as it should be.”
—Buffalo News (editor’s choice)
“Vibrant and readable, idiomatic and well suited to a long narrative, [Julie Rose’s new translation of Les Miserables] is closer to the captivating tone Hugo would have struck for his own contemporaries.”
“A lively, dramatic, and wonderfully readable translation of one of the greatest 19th-century novels.”
“Some of us may have read Les Miserables back in the day, but… between Gopnik and Rose, you’ll get two introductions that will offer you all the pleasures of your college instruction with none of the pain.”
—The Agony Column (trashotron.com)
Great book, of course, but confusing translation problems (e.g., repeated insertion of "the" in place of " die") were distracting and mood disrupting.Published 22 days ago by randolph e. heubach
I love this story and the book lends a lot of rich insight into characters and events from the musicals and films. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Ray2332
Description of history of sewers beneath Paris as well as Battle of Waterloo extremely detailed and surprisingly interesting; character portrayals of Napoleon and Wellington both... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Honor Vallor
This book is amazing, but the copy I received was awful. I ordered it new, not even a used "like new" copy, and yet it was in a terrible state. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Rachel Fowler
Les Miserables is one of the greatest books ever written: Greatest as defined by classic literature standards and by my personal, visceral response. Read morePublished 2 months ago by gillian alessio