Home Feed
Home
Search
Search
Add Review, Blurb, Quote
Add
Activity
Activity
Profile
Profile
Les Miserables: (penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)
Les Miserables: (penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) | Victor Hugo
The first new Penguin Classics translation in forty years of Victor Hugo's masterpiece?published in a stunning Graphic Deluxe edition The subject of the world's longest-running musical and the recent Academy Award?nominated and BAFTA-winning film starring Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway, Les Misrables is a genuine literary treasure. Victor Hugo's tale of injustice, heroism, and love follows the fortunes of Jean Valjean, an escaped convict determined to put his criminal past behind him, and has been a perennial favorite since it first appeared nearly 150 years ago. This exciting new translation with Jillian Tamaki's brilliant cover art will be a gift both to readers who have already fallen for its timeless story and to new readers discovering it for the first time.
Amazon Indiebound Barnes and Noble WorldCat Goodreads LibraryThing
blurb
themomp
post image

Kombucha and a book.

review
Ms_T
Les Misrables | Victor Hugo
post image
Pickpick

I tackled this 1400-page, 19th century tome as an audiobook and overall I quite enjoyed it. However, there were long sections of musings, ponderings and thought turmoil which seemed to take hours before the story eventually moved on and I found these parts to be really hard work. The essence of the story is good and because of that I watched the film version immediately after which I found much less arduous! A pick, but only just ⭐️⭐️⭐️

ulrichyumiodd I‘ve heard he was paid by the word, and I find the length hilarious for that reason ? I had to read excerpts of Les Misérables (in French, which is my mother tongue) for school, but never felt compelled to read all of it. 2d
Ms_T @ulrichyumiodd He must have made a small fortune! 😂 2d
50 likes2 comments
blurb
TheEllieMo
post image

I struggled to come up with anything for #GratefulReads yesterday, but today this came to mind. In the book, and musical, Javert is a complex character that I couldn‘t dislike, but Crowe‘s dreadful performance made him a #CharacterYouLoveToHate. Meanwhile, in the book, the Thenadiers are pure evil, but in the musical they are offered up as light relief, #CharactersYouHateToLove

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

OriginalCyn620 👍🏻📚🖤 4d
DGRachel I completely agree about the Thenardiers! They are completely loathesome in the book, but bawdy, comic relief in the musical. 4d
37 likes2 comments
blurb
Kaddele
post image

😍

quote
galueth28
post image

blurb
DGRachel
post image

NBR. Mom and I went to the Sunday Matinee performance of Les Mis at Ovens Auditorium today. Bailey is so upset with us for being gone five hours that she has claimed my lap. I‘m not allowed to read. 😆😭

#dogsoflitsy #pitbullsoflitsy #snugglebuddy #sundaysnuggles #penance

Aimeesue Serves you right!😂 (edited) 2w
readordierachel There are worse ways to be punished 💕 2w
76 likes2 comments
blurb
galueth28
post image

Starting the last book in Les Miserables. I'm reading a chapter a day and I'm slightly ahead for once.

blurb
CrowCAH
post image

#SoaringScores #Superfeats #Superman #JohnWilliams

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OyXCJrLkzFk

Jean Valjean performs a superfeat when lifting a broken carriage that had fallen on a man.

Superman can do anything! And because of him we hold our arms out and fly!

Cinfhen Love Les Mis ❣️❣️❣️ 3w
40 likes1 comment
review
Emilymdxn
Les Misrables | Victor Hugo
post image
Mehso-so

This was Very Long. I won‘t say I didn‘t enjoy it, but my main emotion was that it was just very long. Parts i adored, mainly Jean Valjean‘s philosophical and ethical thoughts, and anything involving Fantine, were just so beautifully written, other parts were... less like that. Some bits felt a bit melodramatic and silly which I wasn‘t really expecting - the Denardiers were boorish and Marius was just a drip. Glad I managed it but... long.

OnlyYoo I‘m going to start this tonight! Lol the drip description is the best thing ever! 😂 4w
annamatopoetry It is indeed a Long Book 😂 4w
53 likes2 comments
blurb
TheEllieMo
Les Misrables | Victor Hugo
post image

🎶Valjean, at last, we see each other plain; “Monsieur Le Mayor”, you‘ll wear a different chain🎶

I fell in love with the musical, Les Miserables, over 30 years ago, so #TheConfession can mean only one thing to me.

The image shows Colm Wilkinson as Valjean, and, I believe, Roger Allam as Javert, from the original cast back in 1985.

#SoaringScores @CrowCAH @Cinfhen

Cinfhen Best musical EVER 🙌🏻🎼🖤 1mo
Chrissyreadit Yes! My favorite musical! I saw it on Broadway for my 16th birthday. 1987. Still love it so much! 1mo
CrowCAH I love the music! 🎶 1mo
34 likes3 comments
blurb
Emilymdxn
Les Misrables | Victor Hugo
post image

If I‘ve been quiet recently it‘s because Les Miserables is VERY long. My enjoyment of it is going up and down with the different subplots - I‘m here for long musings on the nature of redemption but less for blow by blow accounts of the battle of Waterloo. Evocative to listen to on the way home from work in a rainy city at night looking at the river... admittedly not Paris tho. Over half way through now!

Amiable I agree. I wasn‘t completely in love with it. In fact, I was bored for long stretches and had to force myself to finish it. 1mo
Emilymdxn @amiable the bits I like I really really like but there are some bits that just seem so unnecessary to modern tastes it‘s a bit of a trial 1mo
annamatopoetry Oh lordy. There's a reason the fandom refers to it as "the brick" has a lot of memes about verboseness. The bishop's backstory! The Napoleonic wars! The time Vicky openly says "this isn't relevant to the plot but idk I found it cool". I love it tho. 1mo
Emilymdxn @annamatopoetry completely agree! I admit I don't know the musical that well (seen once on stage and once on film) but there are some places I appreciate the extra depth, the revolutionaries having more backstory, and the bishop as well, but the chapter called 'details concerning the cheese dairies of Pontarlier' was... less relevant to my interests. 1mo
annamatopoetry @Emilymdxn haha yes, the proportions are a little... Off sometimes. The info on the Parisian sewer system is longer than the total amount of text about Les Amis de l'ABC. 1mo
61 likes5 comments
blurb
AndressaGR
Les Misrables | Victor Hugo
post image

My First Reading Challenge 2019❤️❤️❤️😊

blurb
MrBook
post image

😂👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 #LitsyHumor

RealBooks4ever 🤣💜 2mo
Ddzmini 🤣🤣🤣 2mo
79 likes2 comments
blurb
Kalalalatja
Les Misrables | Victor Hugo
post image

Day 6 #7Covers7Days #CoverCrush

@ju.ca.no you up for joining in? Post a beautiful cover each day for a week, no explanation needed 🙌

BarbaraBB So beautiful!! 2mo
batsy Lovely! 2mo
TrishB Lovely 💕 2mo
See All 7 Comments
Cathythoughts ✨✨✨✨✨ (edited) 2mo
erzascarletbookgasm 🤩👏 2mo
Caroline2 😍 2mo
ju.ca.no Beautiful cover🤩and yes, I do😘 2mo
97 likes7 comments
blurb
DGRachel
post image

#7Days7Covers #Day1 #CoverCrush

Thanks for the tag @Andrew65
@Mitch If you haven‘t already been tagged and would like to play, too - post covers you love for 7 days. No explanation needed and tag someone else each day. 🥳

kspenmoll What a great cover! 2mo
marleed I love that cover! 2mo
Andrew65 That‘s a fantastic cover. 😊 2mo
Amanda.T I bought this edition specifically for the cover and....still haven‘t read it. 😬🙈 2mo
104 likes4 comments
blurb
mklong
post image

#7Days7Covers #CoverCrush

Day 2

Has @Redwritinghood been tagged yet? Seven covers in seven days with no explanation and tag someone new everyday.

Redwritinghood Oh boy! I‘ll have to go digging in the stacks and see what I can find. 2mo
Leftcoastzen These Penguin Classics Deluxe editions!such fantastic artwork! 2mo
mklong @redwritinghood Looking forward to seeing what you come up with! 2mo
mklong @leftcoastzen Right? The back and spine are gorgeous too, it isn't just the front. 2mo
LeahBergen These editions are so well done. 👍🏻 2mo
44 likes5 comments
blurb
RowReads1
post image

Day 1 #7days7covers #covercrush

Thanks for the tag @batsy !

I‘m continuing with The Penguin Classics Deluxe Editions covers.

I‘m tagging @TheSpineView . If you‘d like to post some of your favorite covers, join in.

ValerieAndBooks When I get around to reading this, that‘s the cover edition I want! Love it 😍 2mo
batsy What @ValerieAndBooks said! I love this cover ❤️ Thanks for playing! 2mo
57 likes2 comments
blurb
wideeyedreader
post image

Valjean raising Cosette must certainly be a #laboroflove... a later post, but I‘m also doing #soulseptember hosted by @Eggs !

Eggs So happy you are joining in #soulseptember 🤗👏🏻💗 2mo
wideeyedreader @Eggs I‘m very excited! 2mo
20 likes1 stack add2 comments
blurb
SauerPatch
Les Misrables | Victor Hugo
post image

For #LabourOfLove I wanted to do one related to childbirth. But then I thought, what about adoption? What higher act of love is there then to take a child to raise that isn‘t yours by blood? And of course, Valjean‘s sentence of however-many years of hard labor doesn‘t hurt either. 🙃

#SoulSeptember
@Eggs

Eggs 💗👏🏻📚👏🏻💗 2mo
18 likes1 comment
blurb
TheEllieMo
Les Misrables | Victor Hugo
post image

#ValiantVirtue - behaviour showing high moral standards. Several of the leading characters in Victor Hugo‘s Les Miserable show such traits (though several others show the complete opposite, as counterpoints). The Bishop of Digne‘s act of mercy causes Valjean to change his life, to one of virtue, while Javert‘s moral code in upholding the law makes him unable to cope with Valjean‘s own act of mercy.

#AugustABC @Eggs

Eggs 🤗👏🏻🤗📚👏🏻 3mo
38 likes1 comment
review
TheBookHippie
Les Misrables | Victor Hugo
post image
Pickpick

🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

merelybookish 🤣👍 3mo
bromeliad YES THIS OMG 3mo
TheBookHippie @bromeliad I can not stop laughing. 3mo
See All 12 Comments
Cortg OMG! I thought Serial Reader would be a fun way to make my way through Les Mis. 3 years later to the month, I'm a little over 75% of the way through. The Waterloo part about killed me, but I have not given up! 3mo
TheBookHippie @Cortg you go!!!!!!! I tackled Hunchback of NotreDame this year. I want to finish LesMis....maybe another year....or 5 🤣🤷🏽‍♀️ I‘m about 60 percent (edited) 3mo
Cortg @TheBookHippie I'm glad I'm not the only one that spends years on one...single...book. This is a first for me, but it's all good! Good luck with your chunksters and congrats on The Hunchback! 3mo
Bookgirl @Cortg you‘re not alone. I‘ve been reading The Master and Margarita for many years. One day I‘ll finish it! I think 😂 3mo
Scochrane26 I‘ve had Middlemarch on kindle so long & haven‘t read it. One of my librarians said she read it during a year since it was originally written as a serial. So, I think I‘ll do that, too, eventually. 3mo
Cortg @Scochrane26 Good luck!!! 3mo
TheBookHippie @Scochrane26 I bailed on Middlemarch 🤣😳 at part 5 I think. 3mo
Cortg @TheBookHippie Sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do! I‘ve not read or even started Middlemarch, so more power to you for trying! Some books are just not worth it! 3mo
TheBookHippie @Cortg I so rarely DNF but...I just couldn‘t do it!!!! Too superficial ! 3mo
63 likes12 comments
blurb
saresmoore
Les Misrables | Victor Hugo
post image

1. Outdoor! I would always rather be outside with a book or a notebook.
2. Spindrift; Pu‘erh tea (thanks to a book)
3. Paris
4. Teal
5. Nope! 😂 Red. 🤷‍♀️

SamanthaMarie Oooo Spindrift yes!!!! How did I forget that??? We drink Spindrift daily in our house. That's a good one :) 3mo
saresmoore @SamanthaMarie Same here! La Croix and the like give me headaches, but Spindrift is just delightful! 3mo
SamanthaMarie @saresmoore Oh my gosh, me too!! I mean not the unflavored one but all of the flavored ones do. That is so weird. I've never met anyone else who has the same experience. I have other food allergies too, do you? 3mo
saresmoore @SamanthaMarie Just dairy and a mild sensitivity to nightshades (which is a bummer, because I love them all). How about you? 3mo
LeahBergen I don‘t know what Spindrift is but I‘m a big pu‘erh fan! 3mo
61 likes5 comments
blurb
bookseller_cate
post image

Our favourite time of the morning. Reading/cuddle time! #catsoflitsy

The #lesmiz365 project continues to limp along. Still very much enjoying the reread.

wanderinglynn What a cutie! ❤️🐱 3mo
batsy Look at that adorable face! 3mo
brit91 What a beautiful cat!!😻😻 3mo
39 likes3 comments
quote
bookseller_cate

“They were separated by political opinions. Certainly I approve of political opinions, but there are people who do not know where to stop. Bless me!”

quote
TK-421
Les Misrables | Victor Hugo
post image

“If mankind is to advance there must be installed permanently at the head of its columns proud instances of courage....To venture, to defy, to persevere, to be true to one's self, to grapple with destiny, to dismay #calamity by not being afraid of it, to challenge now unrighteous powers and now victory run wild, to stand fast and hold firm - these are the examples that the peoples need, the spark that electrifies them.” #QuotsyAug19

MrBook 😁👏🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 3mo
Texreader Terrific!! 3mo
47 likes2 comments
blurb
Minervasbutler
post image

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Well done! 💕📚💕 What book was your 'music journalism' read? 4mo
Minervasbutler @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego A collection of John Peel's journalism 4mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I had to Google him 😊, but he sounds like a very interesting fellow. 4mo
51 likes3 comments
review
Minervasbutler
Pickpick

Actually my third attempt to get through this monster and despite the dullish bits (of which there are a few, he does go on a bit) this is a wonderful story with unforgettable characters. I was bawling by the end ;)

Cathythoughts Well worth it so 👍🏻well done 4mo
Cathythoughts I was wondering where you went to 😁 2253 pages !! (edited) 4mo
Minervasbutler @Cathythoughts lol I couldn't find the edition I read (Penguin Classics) and this seemed the closest 4mo
62 likes1 stack add3 comments
blurb
Nebklvr
post image

This is taking forever.

MellieAntoinette What a beautiful edition! 4mo
Nebklvr @MellieAntoinette Currently, it is all i am enjoying regarding this book 4mo
35 likes2 comments
quote
Minervasbutler
post image

Some things never change lol

blurb
TheEllieMo
Les Misrables | Victor Hugo
post image

14th July is, of course, Bastille Day, commemorating the Storming of the Bastille in 1789, a pivotal moment in the French Revolution.

A minor skirmish in 1832, the June Rebellion, was totally unrelated to the French Revolution, but made a good background for part of Victor Hugo‘s epic tale, made famous by Alain Boublil & Claude-Michel Schoenberg, with a little help from Cameron Mackintosh.

#France #LetsTravelJuly

OriginalCyn620 ❤️❤️❤️🇫🇷 4mo
42 likes1 comment
quote
La_Cori
Les Misrables | Victor Hugo
post image
blurb
bookseller_cate
post image

Zelda is very disappointed in me for neglecting the #lesmiz365 project.

Life got in the way and, according to my reading tracker, I‘m only 33% through Les Misérables, when I should be at roughly 50%.

I still hope to finish by December 31st. I guess it‘s two chapters a day from now on. ?

#catsoflitsy

wanderinglynn Zelda is a tough task master! 😹😹😹 She‘s super cute! ❤️ 4mo
39 likes1 comment
blurb
krismlars
Les Misrables | Victor Hugo
post image

This is a first...my Lyft driver was listening to an audiobook when I was picked up.

blurb
jenniferw88
post image

The #lostinfrance lyrics reminded me of A Heart Full Of Love from Les Miserables. #wanderingjune @Cinfhen @BarbaraBB

BarbaraBB Ooh great choice! 5mo
Cinfhen My favorite musical EVER 5mo
95 likes2 stack adds2 comments
blurb
Reviewsbylola
post image

When you feel the need to support the local (independent) bookstore. 🤦🏼‍♀️

squirrelbrain I have Theft by Finding on my TBR shelf, just haven‘t got round to it yet.... 5mo
LeahBergen I always feel that way. 😆 5mo
BarbaraBB I have that edition of Les Mis too. It really is a great book. 5mo
101 likes3 comments
blurb
Reviewsbylola
post image

When the local bookstore has a shelf of Word Clouds. 🥰

DGRachel Nice! I keep waffling on grabbing the Les Mis word cloud edition. My local indie almost always has a copy, but I have two or three other versions on my shelf, so I haven‘t added this one. Yet. 5mo
Reviewsbylola The price is just so affordable! It‘s hard to say no. @DGRachel 5mo
96 likes2 comments
blurb
xicanti
post image

I found an old print record of La TBR when I cleaned out my closet. It stretched to 496 books, most of which I marked as read by highlighting them. Those I never highlighted are almost all books I ended up discarding unread. LES MISERABLES is the only exception on this two-page spread, though I did read big chunks of Burton‘s paragraph-free Arabian Nights translation and Jack Zipes‘s fairy tale textbook before I drifted away.

suzisteffen Oh my GOODNESS. This is wonderful! 6mo
Swe_Eva I love your penmanship! 6mo
38 likes2 comments
review
EmilieGR
Pickpick

Zooms by, despite its length

quote
LiterRohde
Les Misrables | Victor Hugo
post image

“How could it be? The chink in society‘s armor could be found by a magnanimous wretch! An honest servant of the law could find himself suddenly caught between two crimes, the crime of letting a man escape and the crime of arresting him! Everything was not certain in the order given by the state to the official! There might be blind alleys in duty!”

#StarTrekSummerMay | 7: #Ethics

📷: Made with Typorama

Megabooks I‘ve never read Les Mis. It‘s an amazing book, from what I know from an obsessed friend in college, but it takes a lot for me to read a book over 1000 (or, LBH, 400 pages)! 6mo
CafeMom Les Mis is still on my TBR list. One day I will get to it. 6mo
53 likes2 comments
blurb
Kalalalatja
Les Misrables | Victor Hugo
post image

Cosette can be sure that her stalker (or lover, depending on your view of things), Marius, will be watching #EveryBreathYouTake while she walks through the gardens of Paris.

#AnglophileApril

Cinfhen Beautiful photo 🥰love those flowers 7mo
Reviewsbylola That‘s a gorgeous edition. 7mo
rubyslippersreads And Eponine will be watching Marius. 😊 7mo
See All 8 Comments
Mdargusch Lovely photo! 7mo
JennyM ♥️💐📚♥️ 7mo
LaraReads So beautiful! 💕 7mo
emilyhaldi Gorgeous flowers!!!! 😍😍😍 7mo
Kalalalatja @Cinfhen @Mdargusch @JennyM @LaraReads @emilyhaldi I felt like my living room needed some Spring feeling and these flowers were screaming to be taken home with me 😄 @Reviewsbylola I agree 👌 @rubyslippersreads true! So many stalkers in Les Mis 😂 7mo
92 likes8 comments
blurb
CrowCAH
post image

I‘ll be watching the new Les Mis book adaptation on PBS tonight! We‘ll see if it will be a pretty close adaptation to the novel or not.

Kimberlone I‘m going to watch this after Game of Thrones tonight! 7mo
Jerdencon Recording it because my hubby will be watching GOT 7mo
CrowCAH @Kimberlone doing the reverse, watching Les Mis and then GoT! 7mo
See All 14 Comments
CrowCAH @Jerdencon good thinking; I‘ll be watching both tonight. 7mo
hilded I thought it was great, hope you‘ll enjoy it as well 😊 (The show aired earlier in Europe, I saw it some months ago). 7mo
Daisey I‘m planning to watch this tonight too. 7mo
Birdsong28 The UK had this on at Xmas. I recorded all the eps and I have started to watch it, it's good but I missed the songs 📚📖 7mo
tournevis I will never understand Anglophones' obsession with that book. It's far from his best, it's so long in places, the characters are barely two-dimensional... must be the revolution motif. I don't get it. 7mo
CrowCAH @hilded @Birdsong28 awesome, it‘s nice to hear good reviews! I‘ll most likely miss the songs too. 7mo
CrowCAH @Daisey yay! 😊 7mo
CrowCAH @tournevis I agree, Hugo decided to “stop” the story in order to tell us the history of the era; got on my nerves when reading it. It could have been a lot shorter, if Hugo stuck to the story!!! 7mo
tournevis @CrowCAH He was getting paid by the word! That's why the whole Gougeon-Maquard cycle is so dang long. 7mo
CrowCAH @tournevis that explains a lot! 🤦🏼‍♀️ 7mo
tournevis @CrowCAH Oh, and I just saw my HUGE typo. Rougon-Macquart....Oups. 7mo
64 likes14 comments
blurb
bookseller_cate
post image

Still proceeding with my #lesmiz365 project, despite being behind.

This is the section where I‘ve previously bailed on rereads. I find the Napoleonic Wars fascinating and I even attended the 200th anniversary re-enactments of the final battle, but Hugo‘s Waterloo chapters are a hell of a slog.

Still love you Victor! I know Cosette is waiting on the other side. 📚❤️

blurb
bookseller_cate
post image

Zelda says, “You better get reading, hooman. The year is a quarter over.” #catsoflitsy

Naj Well, I needed that reminder! Thanks, Zelda 😂 7mo
batsy Oof, tell me about it Zelda! 7mo
wanderinglynn What a cutie! ❤️🐱 She‘s so pretty. 7mo
Andrea313 Wow, that is some much-needed perspective! (From the cutest messenger. ❤️) 7mo
37 likes4 comments
quote
Lcsmcat
post image
blurb
BookBelle84
post image

Next up!