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Les Miserables: A BBC Radio 4 Full-Cast Dramatisation (Compact Disc)

Les Miserables: A BBC Radio 4 Full-Cast Dramatisation By Victor Hugo, Full Cast (Read by), Joss Ackland (Read by) Cover Image
By Victor Hugo, Full Cast (Read by), Joss Ackland (Read by)
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Joss Ackland, Roger Allam and Leslie Phillips star in this BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of Victor Hugo's classic novel.

When poverty drives Jean Valjean to steal a loaf of bread from a baker's window, it is an action that will haunt him for the rest of his life. A citizen of post-revolutionary France, he is sentenced to nineteen years' hard labour. On his release, his fortunes change and he becomes a respectable businessman and member of society - and yet his past continues to dog him in the form of the sadistic Inspector Javert, who seems determined to pursue Valjean to the grave.

A student uprising is gaining momentum in Paris, and barricades are being built around the city. Valjean's adopted daughter, Cosette, has fallen in love with the young revolutionary Marius, and the lives of all three are in peril unless they can flee to safety.

Some of the most significant moments in 19th Century history form the backdrop for Victor Hugo's powerful story, in which love and heroism march in the face of poverty and social injustice.

About the Author

Victor Marie Hugo was a French poet, novelist, and dramatist of the Romantic movement. His literary fame comes first from his poetry but also rests upon his novels and his dramatic achievements. Among many volumes of poetry, Les Contemplations and La Legende des siecles stand particularly high in critical esteem. Outside France, his best-known works are the acclaimed novels Les Miserables (1862), and Notre-Dame de Paris (1831) (known in English as The Hunchback of Notre-Dame).

Product Details
ISBN: 9781785290374
ISBN-10: 1785290371
Publisher: BBC Books
Publication Date: March 19th, 2015
Pages: 1
Language: English