Fight. Dream. Hope. Love
First, it was a 1,500-page book: Les Miserables by Victor Hugo. Then, it became the world's longest-running stage musical -- seen by over 60 million people (including me) in 42 countries and winning 96 international awards. Now, Les Mis is coming to the big screen on Christmas Day. That doesn't give you much time to read the book. Better get busy!
Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Misérables tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption—a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit. Jean Valjean is an ex-prisoner, hunted for decades by the ruthless policeman Javert after he breaks parole. When Valjean agrees to care for factory worker Fantine's young daughter, Cosette, their lives change forever.
Also available from Hoover Public Library:
Cameron Mackintosh presents Les Miserables: Original Broadway Cast Recording (CD LES Soundtrack)
Les Miserables (DVD LES)
Les Miserables: A Musical (792.14 MIS)
Les Miserables in Concert (DOC 782.14 LES New DVD)
Los Miserables (SP AB CD F HUG)
Victor Hugo's Les Miserables (DVD MIS)