Designed to appeal to the book lover,the Macmillan Collector’s Library is a series of beautifully bound pocket-sized gift editions of much loved classic titles. Bound in real clothprinted on high quality paperand featuring ribbon markers and gilt edgesMacmillan Collector’s Library are books to love and treasure. Les Mis├⌐rables is a magnificentsweeping story of revolutionlove and the fight for justice set amidst the poverty stricken streets of 19th century Paris. Escaped convict Jean Valjean turns his back on his criminal past to build his fortunes as an honest man. He takes in abandoned orphan Cosette and raises her as his own daughter. But Jean Valjean is unable to free himself from his previous life and is pursued to the end by ruthless policeman Javert. As Cosette grows upyoung idealist Marius catches a glimpse of her and falls desperately in love. The fates of all the characters await them during the violent turmoil of the June Rebellion in 1832. This abridged version of Victor HugoΓÇÖs masterpiece was published in 1915 with the aim to provide ΓÇ£a unified story of the life and soul-struggles of Jean ValjeanΓÇ¥. With a new introduction by Paul Bailey.
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