Les Misérables

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

  • Interest Level: Grade 7 - Grade 12
  • Reading Level: Grade 11

Jean Valjean has endured nineteen years in jail for stealing bread. Fantine is an unwed mother who resorted to prostitution in order to support her daughter. Marius is a young revolutionary who falls in love with Fantine’s daughter, Cosette. These four characters’ lives intersect in an expansive novel that explores issues of class, equality, education, and injustice in nineteenth-century France. French author Victor Hugo spent twenty years researching and writing Les Misérables; the novel reflects Hugo’s political concerns and his hopes for reform. Hugo first published his historical novel in 1862. This is an unabridged version taken from the 1887 translation by Isabel F. Hapgood, featuring original illustrations by Émile Bayard.

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Interest Level Grade 7 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 11
Genre Young Adult
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Brand First Avenue Classics ™
Imprint First Avenue Editions ™
Language English
Publication Date 2015-08-01
Text Type Fiction
BISACS FIC004000, FIC019000
Dewey 843'.7
Graphics 1-color illustrations
Lexile 1010
Features Afterword, Source notes, and Table of contents

Author: Victor Hugo

Illustrator: Émile Bayard