The Resource The novel of the century : the extraordinary adventure of Les Misérables, David Bellos

The novel of the century : the extraordinary adventure of Les Misérables, David Bellos

Label
The novel of the century : the extraordinary adventure of Les Misérables
Title
The novel of the century
Title remainder
the extraordinary adventure of Les Misérables
Statement of responsibility
David Bellos
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The definitive biography of the world's most popular novel. Putting a century of scholarship on one of the world's most enduring popular novels into accessible, narrative form, this new approach to a classic of world literature is written for a wide general readership. Packed full of information about the book's origins and later career on stage and screen, The Novel of the Century brings to life the extraordinary story of how Victor Hugo managed to write his novel of the downtrodden despite a revolution, a coup d'état, and political exile; how he pulled off the deal of the century to get it published; and how he set it on course to become the novel that epitomizes the grand sweep of history in the nineteenth century. This biography of a masterpiece also shows how and why the moral and social messages of Les Misérables are full of meaning for our time."--
  • "The story of how Victor Hugo wrote Les Misérables and why it became among the most influential and protean works of art ever created"--
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  • Provided by publisher
  • Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bellos, David
Dewey number
843/.7
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
PQ2286
LC item number
.B45 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hugo, Victor
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
Target audience
adult
Label
The novel of the century : the extraordinary adventure of Les Misérables, David Bellos
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Originally published in 2017 by Particular Books, an imprint of Penguin Books, Great Britain."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 278-289) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
On reading Les Misérables -- The journey of Les Misérables -- Crimes and punishments. Victor Hugo opens his eyes ; Fantine ; The first draft ; Interlude : Invisible history -- Treasure islands. The money plot ; Hauteville house ; The beliefs of Victor Hugo ; Hugo gets back to work ; Interlude : Inventing the names -- Rooms with a view. Victory at Waterloo ; The contract of the century ; The five parts of Les Misérables ; Interlude : The mind of Jean Valjean -- War, peace, and progress. The start of it all ; The Paris of Les Misérables ; The politics of Les Misérables ; The stumbling block ; Interlude : High style, low style, Latin, and slang -- Great expectations. Publication day : 4 April 1862 ; A story without end ; The meaning of Les Misérables -- Journey's end -- France in the nineteenth century : a time line
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
xxii, 307 pages
Isbn
9780374223236
Lccn
2016049133
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)951158194
  • 1564456
  • (OCoLC)ocn951158194
  • 1564456
Label
The novel of the century : the extraordinary adventure of Les Misérables, David Bellos
Publication
Note
"Originally published in 2017 by Particular Books, an imprint of Penguin Books, Great Britain."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 278-289) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
On reading Les Misérables -- The journey of Les Misérables -- Crimes and punishments. Victor Hugo opens his eyes ; Fantine ; The first draft ; Interlude : Invisible history -- Treasure islands. The money plot ; Hauteville house ; The beliefs of Victor Hugo ; Hugo gets back to work ; Interlude : Inventing the names -- Rooms with a view. Victory at Waterloo ; The contract of the century ; The five parts of Les Misérables ; Interlude : The mind of Jean Valjean -- War, peace, and progress. The start of it all ; The Paris of Les Misérables ; The politics of Les Misérables ; The stumbling block ; Interlude : High style, low style, Latin, and slang -- Great expectations. Publication day : 4 April 1862 ; A story without end ; The meaning of Les Misérables -- Journey's end -- France in the nineteenth century : a time line
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
xxii, 307 pages
Isbn
9780374223236
Lccn
2016049133
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)951158194
  • 1564456
  • (OCoLC)ocn951158194
  • 1564456

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