Les Misérables by Victor Hugo

Les Misérables

Victor Hugo with Lee Fahnestock, Norman MacAfee

fiction classics historical challenging reflective slow-paced

1463 pages | first published 1862

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Introducing one of the most famous characters in literature, Jean Valjean—the noble peasant imprisoned for stealing a loaf of bread—Les Misérables ranks among the greatest novels of all time. In it, Victor Hugo takes readers deep into the Parisian...
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Moods

emotional 81%
challenging 64%
sad 58%
reflective 56%
dark 36%
hopeful 35%
inspiring 33%
adventurous 25%
informative 17%
tense 16%
funny 5%
mysterious 3%

Pace

slow 86%
medium 13%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 55% | Character: 34% | Plot: 9%

Strong character development?

Yes: 83% | It's complicated: 11% | No: 5%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 63% | It's complicated: 30% | No: 6%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 62% | Yes: 26% | It's complicated: 10%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 81% | It's complicated: 13% | No: 3% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

4.14