LES MISERABLES: Leatherbound Edition

LES MISERABLES: Leatherbound Edition

VICTOR HUGO    Book Number: 84610    Product format: Hardback

Our deluxe, Folio Society-style edition is bound in cream leather with gold tooling, decorative borders, an inset illustration of the ragged child from the publicity for the West End show and film, beautiful typography in navy blue and the author's initials on the back cover and coloured decorated endpapers. Contents include the entire text beginning with volume one Fantine and chapters including Philosophy After Drinking, The Solitude of Monseigneur Welcomes, The Heroism of Passive Obedience, Jean Valjean, The Interior of Despair, Madeleine. Volume two - Cosette, with the first book at Waterloo, the second book The Ship Orion and the third book Accomplishment of the Promise Made to the Dead Woman. This epic story continues as generations are impoverished, are heroes, are de-railed like Javert and in the final book, The Last Flickerings of a Lamp Without Oil and The Grass Covers and The Rain Effaces. 'So long as there shall exist, by virtue of law and custom, decrees of damnation pronounced by society, artificially creating hells amid the civilisation of earth, and adding the element of human fate to divine destiny; so long as the three great problems of the century - the degradation of man through pauperism, the corruption of women through hunger, the crippling of children through lack of light - are unsolved; so long as social asphyxia is possible in any part of the world...books of the nature of Les Misérables cannot fail to be of use.' - Hauteville House, 1862. 908 gilt edge pages with golden satin bookmarker.
Bibliophile price: £30.00

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ISBN 9781435163690
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