Les Miserables

Les Miserables


  • Author :
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Ex-convicts
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:1085939380


Les Miserables Book Description :

In early 19th century France the paroled prisoner Jean Valjean seeks redemption, regains his social standing, and rises to the rank of mayor. He encounters a beautiful but desperately ill woman named Fantine and cares for her daughter, Cosette, after her death. All the while he is obsessively pursued by the policeman Javert, who vows to make him pay for the crimes of his past....

The Oxford Handbook of the British Musical

The Oxford Handbook of the British Musical


  • Author : Robert Gordon
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-11-21
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199988754


The Oxford Handbook of the British Musical Book Description :

The Oxford Handbook of the British Musical provides a comprehensive academic survey of British musical theatre offering both a historical account of the musical's development from 1728 and a range of in-depth critical analyses of the unique forms and features of British musicals, which explore the aesthetic values and sociocultural meanings of a tradition that initially gave rise to the American musical and later challenged its modern pre-eminence. After a consideration of how John Gay's The Beggar's Opera (1728) created a prototype for eighteenth-century ballad opera, the book focuses on the use of song in early nineteenth century theatre, followed by a sociocultural analysis of the comic operas of Gilbert and Sullivan; it then examines Edwardian an...

Les Mis  rables and Its Afterlives

Les Mis rables and Its Afterlives


  • Author : Kathryn M. Grossman
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-03-09
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317105701


Les Mis rables and Its Afterlives Book Description :

Exploring the enduring popularity of Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables, this collection offers analysis of both the novel itself and its adaptations. In spite of a mixed response from critics, Les Misérables instantly became a global bestseller. Since its successful publication over 150 years ago, it has traveled across different countries, cultures, and media, giving rise to more than 60 international film and television variations, numerous radio dramatizations, animated versions, comics, and stage plays. Most famously, it has inspired the world's longest running musical, which itself has generated a wealth of fan-made and online content. Whatever its form, Hugo’s tale of social injustice and personal redemption continues to permeate the popular i...

Miss Saigon  PVG

Miss Saigon PVG


  • Author : Wise Publications
  • Publisher : Wise Publications
  • Release Date : 2014-07-08
  • Genre: Music
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781783234325


Miss Saigon PVG Book Description :

A superb folio containing 12 songs from Boublil & Schonberg’s hit musical, Miss Saigon. Each song in this volume has been freshly engraved for the 2014 production for piano and voice with lyrics. All your favourite songs from the show are here, including: Bui-doiI Still BelieveI'd Give My Life For YouIf You Want To Die In BedNow That I've Seen HerSun And MoonThe American DreamThe Heat Is On In SaigonThe Last Night Of The WorldThe Movie In My MindWhy God Why?Maybe...

The Complete Book of Les Mis  rables

The Complete Book of Les Mis rables


  • Author : Edward Behr
  • Publisher : Arcade
  • Release Date : 2016-03-15
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1628726628


The Complete Book of Les Mis rables Book Description :

The ideal companion book to the musical Les Misérables Contains more than 100 color and black-and-white photographs Follows the story of the musical from 1985 as it became an international hit Ever since its opening night on October 5, 1985, Les Misérables has been the world’s longest running and most beloved musical. Countless productions have played in 319 cities across 42 countries. It has won over 100 major theatre awards, including an Olivier, Grammy, and Tony. Approximately 70 million people have been entranced by the musical across the globe. This is the ideal partner book to this incredible musical. Over 100 color and black-and-white photographs follow the show from its inspiration in Victor Hugo’s 1862 novel to the first Paris producti...

Les Mis  rables
Score: 5
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Les Mis rables


  • Author : Victor Hugo
  • Publisher : Read Books Ltd
  • Release Date : 2017-02-16
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781473350250


Les Mis rables Book Description :

This is Victor Hugo's 1862 French historical novel, "Les Misérables". Considered to be one of the greatest novels of the nineteenth century, it chronicles the lives of several characters, focusing on ex-convict Jean Valjean's struggle for redemption. It is a profound examination of French history, the nature of law and justice, contemporary urban life, politics, moral philosophy, religion, and the types of romantic and familial love. A veritable masterpiece, "Les Misérables" constitutes a must-read for all lovers of literature. Victor Marie Hugo (1802 - 1885) was a French novelist, dramatist, and poet belonging to the Romantic movement. He is widely hailed as one of the most accomplished and well-known French writers, originally achieving renown fo...

Les Mis  rables

Les Mis rables


  • Author : Benedict Nightingale
  • Publisher : Carlton Books
  • Release Date : 2018-09
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 178739140X


Les Mis rables Book Description :

Les Misérables is the world's longest-running musical, and this stunning volume commemorates 33 years of smash success. Benedict Nightingale examines the show's entire legacy, moving from Victor Hugo's original novel all the way to the movie adaptation, and reveals why Les Mis captured hearts and imaginations. Images of special memorabilia include annotated scripts, original costume sketches, and design notes for the 2012 film....

Figuring Transcendence in Les Miserables

Figuring Transcendence in Les Miserables


  • Author : Kathryn M. Grossman
  • Publisher : SIU Press
  • Release Date : 1994
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 080931889X


Figuring Transcendence in Les Miserables Book Description :

The intricate interweaving of characters, plot, subplots, themes, imagery, topography, and digressions in Hugo's prose masterpiece results in a completely integrated metaphorical system. Superficial chaos, Grossman argues, is deeply ordered by repeating patterns that produce a kind of literary fractal, a multilayered verbal network....

The Novel of the Century
Score: 4.5
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The Novel of the Century


  • Author : David Bellos
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2017-01-26
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780141969794


The Novel of the Century Book Description :

GUARDIAN BOOKS OF THE YEAR 2017 'Never mind those self-help manuals urging that some classic novel may change your life; in this sparkling study of the birth, growth and afterlife of Hugo's evergreen blockbuster, David Bellos argues that Les Misérables already has' Boyd Tonkin, Economist 'Any reader who hasn't yet embarked on Hugo's book might be converted to the idea by this one' Daniel Hahn, Spectator The extraordinary story of how a simple tale of love and revolution, the poor and the downtrodden - Victor Hugo's beloved classic Les Misérables - conquered the world. There has never been a book like it. It is the most widely read and frequently adapted story of all time, on stage and on film. But why is Les Misérables the novel of the century? Da...