Book Reviews of Les Miserables (Abridged)

Les Miserables (Abridged)
Les Miserables - Abridged
Author: Charles E. Wilbour (Translator), Victor Hugo
PBS Market Price: $7.09 or $3.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780449300022
ISBN-10: 0449300021
Publication Date: 1982
Pages: 400
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

4 stars, based on 82 ratings
Publisher: Fawcett
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
A beautiful classic. One of my favorites of all time.
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Classic - must read.
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Helpful Score: 2
Nobody should miss this novel. You'll cry, cheer, and cry some more. You'll walk away exhausted, and extremley fullfilled- Or I'll order it back!
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Helpful Score: 2
one of my top 5 books of all times
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Helpful Score: 1
I LOVE this book.
The story is amazing! The characters are varied and colorful, the plot twists are realistic yet surprising, and the over-all moral of the story is very true to life.

Bit of Advice:
Get an abridged version. Hugo was always a little TOO wordy. People concidered his books a little tedious even in his time. Abridged versions don't ruin the story in this case.
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It is abridged but it has all the important parts. If you've seen the musical and want to know more this is the book you want.
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I loved this story. The unabridged version (about 1,200 pages) has more soul than this shorter version, but the abridged version is still worth reading. The story is packed with profound statements and deep meaning, so don't read too fast or you will miss something. This is one of those classic stories everyone should read at some time in their life.
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I have read, literally, thousands of books, and this is #1 on my all-time list. A friend of mine reads it every December and has been doing so for about 20 years.
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the story of how convict Jean Valjean tries to escape his past, story is an adventure and a social comment
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A great French novel.
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Enjoyable read. We read this aloud as a group--lent itself well to that format. Good abridgement.
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5 stars
One of my all-time favorite novels. Set during the French Revolution, this story of impoverishment and despair speaks to me on so many levels. Love, loyalty, patriotism, all come together in this rousing tale. I love it.
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Good book. A little sad.
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Much better than the movie
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Although this book is an abridgement, it is still 400 pages long. It was translated from French.
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My birthday is the same as Victor Hugo's. I liked the book quite a bit better than the musical or the movie.
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A classic.
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This is ABRIDGED version.
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Within 24 hours of its publication in 1862, the first Parid editions was sold out.Says "devoured with relish' lol
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"Abridged", translated from the French by Charles E. Wilbour, 334 pages
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Saw the play loved it..Didn't read the book.
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This is an abridged version.