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Les Miserables - Volume I - Fantine

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En 1815, M. Charles-Franccedil;ois-Bienvenu Myriel eacute;tait eacute;vecirc;que de Digne. C'eacute;tait un vieillard d'environ soixante-quinze ans; il occupait le siegrave;ge de Digne depuis 1806
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nat
Aku tidak bisa berhenti membaca buku ini !
Wow! Ceritanya bagus sekali, sampai aku tak cukup percaya diri untuk mereviewnya, takut tak dapat memberikan gambaran yang pas.
Ah, memang nampaknya kalian harus membacanya sendiri, agar tahu seperti apa jalinan kisahnya.

Entah kisah ini mengandung unsur kejadian nyata atau tidak, tetap saja, gambarannya begitu nyata, sehingga aku penasaran siapakah tokoh sesungguhnya ?

Les Miserables, jika kubuka kamusku, kudapati penjelasan untuk kata 'Miserable': pitiful
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Lada
J'ai lu ce roman-epopee il y a pas mal d'annees. Je respecte l'ecriture de Victor Hugo, ecrivain magnifique de l'individu face a l'histoire, cette histoire magnifique qui se deroule sous les yeux.
C'est un roman de l' engagement du peuple dans une tumulte pour la justice, roman d'un reve de pauvre, comme egalement roman d'une revolution pour une justice sociale. Roman d'un melange de classes. Roman de l'innocence premiere corrompue dans la tumulte.
La revolution comme un decor, une passe lointain
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Gean Rossi
Acabo de terminar el primer tomo de esta obra maestra.
No diré mucho ya que pasaría hasta un día entero haciendo una reseña de este libro.
Sin dudas es un libro increíble, Victor Hugo nos mete en una atmósfera llena de amor, pobreza, trabajo, emociones, y sobre todo de miseria, con cientos de personajes que llegamos a conocer como a nuestra familia.
Si pudiera le pondría cien estrellas a este libro! Ya haré una reseña más larga y completa para cuando termine el segundo tomo.
Sandra
This is not an easy read. Thank God I purchased a Kindle to look up A LOT of words. Some were in French and were not in my Kindle. Some sections required slower, more in depth reading, thus it took me a while to finish this. <>
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Les Mis is such an eloquently worded and captivating story. I struggled, as I am sure many have in some areas, and tried to just go slower. It is also tense and exciting, so that you tend to want to skip over some of those beautifully explained historical eve
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htanzil
Les Miserables adalah sebuah salah satu mahakaryanya penulis asal Prancis Victor Hugo yang menghantar dirinya menjadi salah seorang pengarang yang karyanya paling luas dibaca orang hingga kini dan kisahnya telah berkali-kali diadaptasi baik dalam bentuk drama, opera, film, dll.

Kisahnya sendiri menceritakan seorang mantan narapidana bernama Jean Valjean yang dihukum kerja paksa selama 19 tahun di sebuah kapal karena kedapatan mencuri sepotong roti karena lapar. Jean Valjean berkali-kali mencoba k
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Ahmad Sharabiani
873. Les Misérables, Victor Hugo
بینوایان - ویکتور هوگو (جاویدان / امیرکبیر / توسن) ادبیات فرانسه
امپراطور گفت: کیست این مردک که مرا نگاه میکند. میری یل گفت: اعلیحصرتا، شما یک مردک را نگاه میکنید و من یک مرد بزرگ را، هر یک از ما میتواند، استفاده کند. از کتاب بینوایان، قسمت اول فانتین، کتاب اول یک عادل - 1 - مسیو میری یل
Dark-Draco
I was so surprised about how much I enjoyed this book. It doesn't start off too well, with pages and pages of what feels like background story, but all of a sudden, it all makes sense and the story is well underway. To be honest, it does do this in other places, wanders off on a tangent that somehow gets you back to the tale eventually. And while this was slightly annoying, they were still worth reading as they illuminated the characters, the time and the author himself.

It is mainly about Jean
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Michiyo 'jia' Fujiwara
pura-puranya jadi Anna Hathaway nangis-nangis dipojokkan abis pemotongan rambut panjangnya yang indahnya itu.. :”(

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susahnya cari edisi Bentang yang iniiii....
ehemm..heemmm..mending nyanyi aja dulu dah..

i dreams a dream time go by.. and hope was high and life..worth living..
i dreamed that love would never die...
i dreamed that God would be forgiving..
but the Tigers come at night..
with their..voices soft as thunders..
i had a dream my life would be so defferent with this hell..i’m living..
so deffer
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Catherine
May 06, 2012 Catherine rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone.
"Jean Valjean, my brother, you no longer belong to evil, but to good. It is your soul that I buy from you; I withdraw it from black thoughts and the spirit of perdition, and I give it to God." Vol. 1, Book First, Chapter XII

The power of grace.

I always knew I should read this classic work, but it always seemed overwhelming. I am ready for it now.
Tulio Fernandez
Los Miserables no es una obra que ya le pertenezca a ese gigante de las letras que es Víctor Hugo, no es ni siquiera propiedad de su época o de las calles francesas donde se desarrolla su trama, esta historia relata la naturaleza de los hombres sin importar su patria o año por lo que su contenido es patrimonio de la humanidad.

Adaptada inumerables veces al teatro, el cine, la televisión, la animación e incluso hasta un videojuego de pelea (aquí la prueba: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40PSeJ...
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Carole
(Review of all of the book, not just the first volume)

I first tried to read Les Misérables when I was around 8 or 9... I had a tendency to choose some rather long winded books then. I gave up around Volume 3, because Marius did not impress me at all... These days, I decided that I would actually finish it so that I could cross-compare the ending to the French TV series made on Les Misérables with Gérard Depardieux. Intellectual curiosity really...

As you can expect, I tracked down a French copy o
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Edward
I had no idea what I was getting myself into when I purchased this first volume of Victor Hugo's famous work. My history, in all respects, has many voids; so my knowledge of European history near the time of the French Revoution was, let's say, severely lacking. I learned that if I wanted to have any more than a marginal understanding of this historical novel, I was going to have to do some serious homework. The problem became that as I was doing some of this 'serious homework,' I became distrac ...more
Althesia
Buku yang dihadapan pembaca ini, dari awal hingga akhir, dalam keseluruhan dan detailnya, apakah itu selingan, sanggahan, atau kegagalan, merupakan pergerakan dari sifat jahat ke baik, dari ketidakadilan menjadi keadilan, dari salah ke benar, dari malam ke siang, dari hawa nafsu menuju hati nurani, dari kebusukan menuju kehidupan, dari kekejaman ke kewajiban, dari neraka ke surge, dari ketiadaan menuju Tuhan. Titik awalnya : materi, tujuannya : jiwa. Hydra pada awalnya, malaikat pada akhirnya

Seo
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Mr Buchanan
*** p. 40, end of Book One

Bit of an experiment on two counts:

1) reviewing as I read (hell, it is a tonne of pages)
2) listening as I read (via the joy of Audible, among other sponsors!)

*** p.250 or something

So far, so enjoyable - Book One has featured a series of anecdotes spanning a decade in post-revolutionary France, all of which go towards establishing that the bishop Meriel is something of an all-round good egg. There's a particulary memorable set piece in which Meriel argues in a tete-a-tet
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Rúhhi
Overall, this was a very enjoyable book. The action and story is not very catchy at the beginning, but it gets better and better as you read. There are some key-moments where it gives you that feeling that rips you away from reality and just forces you to read on, like a good book should.

The style used to describe in unique, the author possessing great history knowledge, as well as giving the impression of having read many philosophy authors, which he does not hesitate to enumerate throughout hi
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Nuska
"Sabía decir las cosas más sublimes en los idiomas más vulgares; y hablando todas las lenguas, se introducía en todas las almas". (65).

"Dicho sea de paso, el éxito es una cosa bastante fea. Su falso parecido con el mérito engaña a los hombres de tal modo que para la multitud, el triunfo tiene casi el mismo rostro que la superioridad [...] la admiración contemporánea no es sino miopía [...] el vulgo es un viejo Narciso que se adora a sí mismo, y que aplaude todo lo vulgar. [...] Confunden con la
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Kingfan30
I've been putting this book off for a while, firstly because its quite big and comes in two volumes and secondly the font size is pretty small. And like the show in London, every time we visit we have a chat about going to see this and end up watching something else. But the time had come to pick it up and to stop putting it off.

It starts off well, I enjoyed the first part of the story. It then skips to new characters and I was a bit confused as to what was going on and then all of a sudden ever
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Anna
I decided to read Les Mis after seeing the film and being intrigued enough to wish for more detail of the context of urban poverty and the doings of the doomed revolutionaries. I was also determined to read the unabridged version, which necessitated two volumes as no single volume presented itself.

'Les Misérables' is an extraordinarily dense, allusive, and digressive novel. Even just the first volume, in fact, reads rather like a series. For instance, at one point Hugo spends forty pages descri
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Mark Temple
A wonderful book worthy to be up there with the classics.
As with any classic you have to have the right mindset, be persevering resolute and own a big dictionary.
At times the book is a real pleasure to read and at other times a real labour.
The characters are some of the best I've ever read, right up there with any Dickens characters, Jean Valjean and Javert by far my favourites.
I loved the chapter when Hugo compares a drowning man to a convict stuck in the penal system. No matter how much he
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Grania O' Malley
God can save ANYONE. He WILL save anyone who repents and turns to Him.

The idea of redemption seems completely foreign to Javert; in his eyes, once you've fallen, you've fallen; it's irrevocable.

But the truth is, we're already fallen. All of us. No human being can ever live perfectly.

The law can't save us; the law only shows us how hopeless our situation is; how unable we are to keep every law without fail.

But God didn't leave us in our hopelessness; He sent His Son, Jesus Christ. He DID live
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Andreea
I adore Victor Hugo!
Seriously, he's brilliant!
1. I was surprised how easy this book is to read. I didn't even get bored when he just had to describe the entire Waterloo battle. It was interesting. Which means he can write.
2. The way he understands perfectly the characters of those he writes about (of the characters). Especially, Jean Vanjean, of course. All his thoughts and the debates in his head are just brilliant!
3. He has a way with words that makes you want to take out entire pages as quot
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sabisteb
Frankreich zur Regierungszeit des Bürgerkönigs Louis Philippe Anfang des 19. Jhdt. Jean Valjean wird nach 19 Jahren Haft entlassen. Er ist durch seine Haftstrafe ein Ausgestoßener und hasst die Gesellschaft für die ihm entgegengebrachte Kälte und Ablehnung. Nur einer hat Vertrauen in Jean, der Bischof von Digne. Er gibt Jean mehr als einen Silberschatz, er kauft seine Seele frei und legt so den Grundstein für ein neues Leben. Jean widmet sich von nun an den Armen und versucht zu helfen wo er kan ...more
Joyce
What a wonderful book! Hugo is a great writer, such poetical prose. The depth of his characters and their developments are absolute gems of this book. For his portraits of les misérables (social outcasts, the poor and unfavoured) and his portrayal of the inherent goodness of the human person, this book is well worth the read.

Laudable is the way in which Hugo explores the themes of salvation; of the transformative power of true conversion; and of the need to be loved before being able to love ot
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Nina
4 stars and a half to volume 1. Just magnificent

I love Hugo's social insights and how you can feel his indignation at how society can ruin people's lives. He never judges the unfortunate poor at the bottom of society - instead, he stands shoulder to shoulder with them and speaks their cause. But those who live in the dark caverns below society (i.e. those who chooses dark instead of light), he disapproves of.

In a way this has a slight Dickensian feel to it in that the book is peopled with lots
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Amira Mahdy
" We should judge a man much more surely from what he dreams than from what he thinks. There is will in the thought, there is none in the dream. The dream, which is completely spontaneous, takes and keeps, even in the gigantic and the idea, the form of our mind. Nothing springs more directly and more sincerely from the very bottom of our souls than our unreflected and indefinite aspirations towards the splendors of destiny. In these aspirations, much more than in ideas which are combined, studie ...more
Dulshani
I read Les Miserables in my early teens. It was a translation that had been in my aunt's school literature text. And I remember the 12-year old me weeping.

To this date it remains one of the most intense books I've ever read. One of the extremely few books that get a five star rating from me!
hope mohammed
تمت ولله الحمد ..مع تﻻجمة جدا راءعه اكيد ستكون للرواية متعة افضل والجديد هنا اني قد قراتها مختصرة وتاثرت كثيرا في قصة فانتين انا في الجزء الاصلي المطول ارى ان ان الضوء يسلط على جميع شخوص تلﻻواية ونفسياتهم من بداية شخصية الاسقف الى شخصية هامشية كالراهبة مثلا احببت حوارات مسيو مادالبن او جان فالجان وصراعاته النفسية وايضا شعرت بخوف فانتين حين القي القبض عليها باختصار عشت كل مشاعر النفوس واضطراباتها المختلفة مع فكتور هوجو احسست اني اعيش من خلالهم كذلك .. واشعر بغباؤ ايضا لاضاعتي وقتي مع نسخة مختصرة ...more
Carmo Santos
"Libertação não é liberdade; o forçado sai das galés, mas é perseguido pela condenação"

Um clássico da literatura universal e, na minha opinião, o melhor livro de Vitor Hugo.

Escrito numa época de grande agitação social em França que viria a culminar na Revolução, é um relato emocionante sobre a vil exploração do ser humano e, a prova de como por vezes, a justiça é madrasta e pode alterar o rumo de uma vida para sempre.
Mas é também uma denuncia das péssimas condições de vida dos mais pobres, do a
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Karen
One of my favorite books and stories of all time.

Read this (and the other half of the book, Volume 2) mostly on trains while traveling through Europe in 1999. Ah, memories. :)

However, I did get bogged down in Hugo's long exposition about French history and the French revolution. History buffs might like it but for me it just seemed to distract from the very engaging plot.

Interesting to see how the book, the Broadway play and the movie all have their differences. Each has its strengths. The book
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Andrew
Definitely one of the classics of world literature. I am repeatedly drawn to the transformation that occurs within Jean val Jean, a transformation that reminds us of the possibilities for redemption of each soul, no matter how far fallen. I also am fascinated by the tension between law and grace epitomized in the conflict between Javert and Jean val Jean.

Reading it again after more than 20 years though, I did feel this time that Hugo could have benefited from a good editor. Sometimes he is simp
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Victor-Marie Hugo was a French poet, playwright, novelist, essayist, visual artist, statesman, human rights campaigner, and perhaps the most influential exponent of the Romantic movement in France.
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