One of Victor Hugo's finest works, Les Miserables is a monumental classic dedicated to the oppressed, the underdog, the laborer, the rebel, the orphan, and the misunderstood. Les Miserables is a rich, emotional novel that captures nothing less than the entirety of life in nineteenth-century France. This great humanitarian work encourages compassion and hope in the face of adversity and injustice. It is also an historical novel of great scope, and provides a detailed vision of nineteenth-century French politics and society. Sensational, dramatic, packed with rich excitement and filled with the sweep and violence of human passions, Les Miserables is not only a superb adventure, but a powerful social document. The story of how the convict, Jean-Valjean, struggles to escape his past and reaffirm his humanity, in a world brutalized by poverty and ignorance, became the gospel of the poor and the oppressed.Optimized for Kindle devices and featuring Panel Zoom facility.From its beginnings in the 1940's to today, Classics Illustrated continues to encourage a love of reading and adventure in youthful minds through beautifully-illustrated comic book adaptations of the world's most beloved stories by the world's greatest authors.A collection of Classics Illustrated books is an inviting start to any young person's library.