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Viewing Entry - Les miserables (E14260)
by Hugo, Victor

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Playing time for epub/audio formats : 6 hours 15 minutes


TitleLes miserables
Author / Responsible partyHugo, Victor
GenreDrama and plays, Historical fiction.
TopicsDrama and plays, Historical fiction. Ex-convicts -- Fiction. Paris (France) -- Social life and customs -- 19th century -- Fiction. France -- History -- 19th century -- Drama.
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd.


When poverty drives Jean Valjean to steal a loaf of bread from a baker's window, it is an action that will haunt him for the rest of his life. A citizen of post-revolutionary France, he is sentenced to nineteen years' hard labour. On his release, his fortunes change and he becomes a respectable businessman and member of society - and yet his past continues to dog him in the form of the sadistic Inspector Javert, who seems determined to pursue Valjean to the grave. A student uprising is gaining momentum in Paris, and barricades are being built around the city. Valjean's adopted daughter, Cosette, has fallen in love with the young revolutionary Marius, and the lives of all three are in peril unless they can flee to safety. (A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation.)

Additional Information

System control numberE14260
Narrator NameJoss Ackland, Roger Allam, Leslie Phillips and others.
Participant or performer noteJoss Ackland, Roger Allam, Leslie Phillips and others.
Narrators GenderMale & Female narrators