Les Misérables by Victor Hugo

Les Misérables

Victor Hugo with Lee Fahnestock (Translator), Norman MacAfee (Translator)

Les Misérables

Victor Hugo with Lee Fahnestock (Translator), Norman MacAfee (Translator)

fiction classics historical literary challenging emotional reflective slow-paced

1463 pages | first published 1862

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Victor Hugo's towering novel of Jean Valjean, his unjust imprisonment, and his lifelong flight from a relentless police officer.

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Summary of 14711 reviews

Moods

emotional 76%
challenging 61%
reflective 60%
sad 58%
dark 40%
inspiring 36%
adventurous 30%
hopeful 29%
tense 25%
informative 20%
funny 5%
mysterious 5%
lighthearted 1%
relaxing 1%

Pace

slow 82%
medium 16%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 54% | Character: 34% | Plot: 9% | N/A: 1%

Strong character development?

Yes: 89% | It's complicated: 7% | No: 2%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 70% | It's complicated: 24% | No: 4%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 49% | Yes: 28% | It's complicated: 15% | N/A: 5%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 77% | It's complicated: 14% | No: 6%

Average rating

4.18

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