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Les Mysteres De Paris, Tome I

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Bill  Kerwin

Les Miz, The Lord of the Rings, Batman, the Avengers, the novels of James Elroy--as well as the crews of Star Trek and Star Wars, and the profilers of Criminal Minds--might not have achieved their present forms without The Mysteries of Paris. Yet this Eugene Sue novel is virtually unread and almost forgotten today.

The upper middle-class Sue began his working life as a ship's surgeon, but by his middle twenties—1829—he returned to Paris to eke out a living as a free-lance writer. It was then that
Our story so far….

Amongst the sinks and dens of the Paris backstreets a mysterious figure lurks. The criminals whisper in hushed tones. There is a dark avenger on the streets. Even the great amongst the fallen are subject to his heavy hand and rough justice. Those who see the errors of their ways, those who are victims dragged down to the gutter and yet still retain their hope, those who have not given up on their fellow man, these may see the fair face of mercy and be given a new chance at life
Eugene Sue was a wildly popular serial writer in his day - I find serial writers (like Dickens)compelling because they wrote for the everyday person not just the elite of their time. This brought them popularity, yes, and influence too. This novel shed light on the plight of the poor of Paris in a manner not easily dismissed.
(I like to think of the readers waiting breathlessly for the next installment of the story.)

I was hoping for something in the Hugo, Balzac, or Dumas line - a gritty adventur
Carrie Brownell
Feb 03, 2015 Carrie Brownell rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Can't wait to read the next volume surprised it's so good !

Keeps you wanting to read more , love , mystery, suspenseful , the author keeps you wanting to read on
Non era il suo momento... dopo cinque capitoli e la presentazione dei personaggi principali avevo già capito - a grosse linee, dopo tutto è un feuilleton anzi, la madre di tutti i feuilleton - chi era chi e cosa era destinato a fare... e non potevo farcela a reggere per tutti i volumi. Forse, quando sarà passato un po' di tempo, potrò affrontarlo meglio, ma per questa volta mi è bastato poco.
Écouté la version enregistrée par de multiples voix sur Très bon enregistrement, qui rend le tout très vivant. Je comprends pourquoi on a dit que les Parisiens attendaient la fin de ce feuilleton avant de mourir. Ça donne envie de lire la suite.
Mar 06, 2014 Bettie☯ marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Bettie☯ by: spotted on esther's profile
Mar 02, 2012 Nadine rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Un classique à lire absolument! Il m'a tellement plu que je compte bien enregistrer les tomes suivants.
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From Wikipedia:

Joseph Marie Eugène Sue (20 January 1804 – 3 August 1857) was a French novelist.
He was born in Paris, the son of a distinguished surgeon in Napoleon's army, and is said to have had the Empress Joséphine for godmother. Sue himself acted as surgeon both in the Spanish campaign undertaken by France in 1823 and at the Battle of Navarino (1828). In 1829 his father's death put him in poss
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