Free and Discounted Ebooks
Join 130,000 readers! Get our ebook deals straight to your inbox.

Reviews by djhinca

Les MisÚrables

by Victor Hugo

Warning! reading Les Miserables will inevitably result in an extended intellectual endeavor to fully appreciate the scope, dramatic implications and historical import of this phenomenal work. For example, based upon Hugo's enrapturing depiction of the Battle of Waterloo, I spent many days studying additional historical accounts, so that I could more fully appreciate his prose. Due to the length of his historical dialog, there is a temptation to skip past the historical descriptions - don't do so! This is a work to be addressed in similar manner to a fine wine - read slowly, carefully, ultimately with incomplete, but more reverent understanding. To this acolyte of classical literature - one of the greatest "novels" every written.

Reviewed on 2012.12.17

more reviews ->

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Author of the Day

Kirsten Fullmer
Kirsten Fullmer is an author who bid farewell to her job in the drafting industry and pursued her dream to write novels while traveling with her husband for his job. When she isn't writing, Fullmer loves tinkering with all kinds of crafts, including scrapbooking, cross stitching, crocheting and sewing. As our author of the day, Fullmer chats with us about how she fell in love with the Shabby Chic style, why she picked a small town as the backdrop for her books and talks about her writing habits.
Read full interview...

SUBSCRIBE TO MANYBOOKS 

FREE EBOOKS 

Join 120,000+ fellow readers! Get Free eBooks and book bargains from ManyBooks in your inbox. 

We respect your email privacy