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The Novel of the Century: The Extraordinary Adventure of Les Misérables

Venue: Classroom

Location: Lexington Avenue at 92nd St

Date: Tue, Mar 28, 2017, 1:30 pm
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Why is Victor Hugo’s epic novel, Les Misérables, one of the most widely read and adapted literary works of all time? How did the masterpiece overcome a nearby coup d’état, threats of censorship and an author in political exile? In his new book, The Novel of the Century, author David Bellos takes an innovative approach to these questions. Bellos discusses the moral and social messages, ideals of justice of equality and the voice of the downtrodden that conquered the world in Hugo’s work of genius.



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