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.
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.