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Les Mysteres De Paris, Tome I

3.96 of 5 stars 3.96  ·  rating details  ·  299 ratings  ·  24 reviews
Ce livre historique peut contenir de nombreuses coquilles et du texte manquant. Les acheteurs peuvent generalement telecharger une copie gratuite scannee du livre original (sans les coquilles) aupres de l'editeur. Non reference. Non illustre. 1903 edition. Extrait: destroy the equilibrium of the poor and occupied life, which depends solely on work and health, a sligh ...more
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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
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
Rob Atkinson
Hugely popular and influential in its day (the 1840s), Eugene Sue's "The Mysteries Of Paris" is a whopper of a colorful, picaresque novel in the old tradition. I'd been intrigued by mentions of this title repeatedly cropping up in my other subversive/avant-garde leaning readings, as having been a key influence, and I thought I'd even read that Lautreamont had taken his nom-de-plume from a character in the book. (On that score it seems I was mistaken). I therefore was surprised by just how conven ...more
Je l'ai lu ily a bien longtemps, mais j'en garde un beau souvenir.
Like Dickens, but darker.
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
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Ich war jung, ungefähr 14 Jahre alt, als ich in unserer Stadtbibliothek eine illustrierte und vermutlich gekürzte Version des Klassikers von Eugène Sue fand und sie innerhalb von zwei, drei Tagen gierig verschlang. Welch eine fantastische und geheimnisvolle, intrigendurchtränkte und bedrohliche Welt hatte sich mir da aufgetan! Während meines letzten Frankreichaufenthalts kaufte ich deshalb in einem Anflug von Nostalgie die 1367 Seiten starke Ausgabe von „Les Mystères de Paris“ a
Jason Reeser
The first part of this book was excellent. Full of great atmosphere, interesting characters, and a fun plot. It read much like a Dickens novel. But somewhere after the halfway point, this turned into a drawing-room soap opera that was all to often the fashion for writers in the 19th century. It became mostly gossipy characters talking about other characters and it was difficult to tell them apart. And this was only the first part of six parts. I really wanted to like this book and read all six p ...more
Excellent, énorme au propre comme au figuré, un Dickens à la française : personnages inquiétants, attendrissants, romantiques, et une intrigue à couper le souffle. Même les longs discours sociaux et moralisateurs de l'auteur et la longueur du roman n'empêchent pas d'apprécier l'histoire passionnante et pleine de suspense.
Mon seul regret : il est presque impossible actuellement de trouver une une bonne édition en anglais, alors que l'oeuvre mérite amplement l'intérêt des lecteurs de Dickens.
Marika Bonuccelli
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Rara Beretta
half through the book, i couldn't wait to be done with it. The Mysteries of Paris was a very long read with theatrical dialogues of one-dimensional characters in a mix of adventure and social drama. Sue has some good depictions of some social problems of his time, how the society breeds the crime, how the justice is biased towards the rich, etc. However, it's very black-and-white to the point of being utterly naive. Villains are super evil and mostly ugly, all the good characters are noble and b ...more
coccinella felice
Da perfetta ignorante in materia di storia della letteratura francese, fino a poche settimane fa ignoravo completamente quello che pare essere il primo vero romanzo popolare. Una storia intricata e avvincente, pubblicata a puntate come se fosse una telenovela ante litteram. Meglio ancora, come se fossero le puntate di un cartone animato ambientato a Parigi nel diciannovesimo secolo. Con lo stesso buonismo di fondo e quel tono un po’ didascalico, e con gli stessi buffi richiami alle puntate prece ...more
Marie Bouteille
J'ai beaucoup aimé ces chroniques. Dan Brown n'a rien inventé, Eugène Sue savait déjà nous tenir en haleine... J'ai trouvé que Sue était en avance sur son temps. Il aborde tous les sujets brûlants de l'actualité de l'époque qui finalement sont restés d'actualité. Entre autres, le sujet des prisons alors même que l'on parle de l'augmentation du nombre de prisonniers. Il parle de l'abolition de la peine de mort, sa solution de remplacement n'étant certes pas extraordinaire mais je trouve cela cour ...more
Denis Coucou
Long, boring, but interesting and very special.
Carrie Brownell
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.
Anna Rossi
Un libro complesso con una trama molto intricata e con molti personaggi interessanti.
L'autore sa come tenere viva l'attenzione del lettore, nonostante alcune lunghe parti discorsive.
Surprisingly, love this book, although I only read excerpts for class. While the characters were not overly deep, it was a very interesting story!
Un classique à lire absolument! Il m'a tellement plu que je compte bien enregistrer les tomes suivants.
Axel Shut
se davvero l'avete letto tutto (come me) siete dei veri malati di libri (come me)
Irina Elena
One of my favourite! A nice blending of adventure, love, mistery, drama...just lovely! :)
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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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