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This review is from: Hugo's Les Miserables (Cliffs Notes) (Paperback)
I've never bought one of these before, I thought it would help me a bit with the novel since Penguin neglected to add ANY notes on scenes or characters etc. I feel a bit at sea.
This author can't even decide whether they like the book or author. On one hand, Victor Hugo is called shallow, on the other, they refer to his genius. For me, that is a contradiction if there ever was one.
However it was helpful on Hugo's basic biography. It did explain its length(over 1200pgs in both French and English)and Hugo's political leanings.
Maybe later in the novel when historical events start influencing characters, it will be more helpful.
Fortunately I think I spent less than $10 on it.