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HUGO, Victor (1802-1885).
Les Miserables. A Novel. Translated from the original French, by Chas. E. Wilbour.
Carleton, 1862-7., New York. Five volumes. 8vo. [ii], 171, [5]; 164, [4]; 150, [2]; [ii], ii, [7]-184; vi, [7]-165, [3] pp. Advertisements are found at the rear of 4 of 5 volumes (as issued). Original maroon blind and gilt-stamped cloth by George W. Alexander, Binder, New York, with his ticket at the rear pastedown of vol. III: Marius; some neat repairs to spine ends. Modern sturdy green cloth pull-off case, red morocco gilt-stamped spine title. Very good copy, with new box. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION, with translation by Chas. E. Wilbour, who was employed by Carleton Publishing Company to translate the highly popular masterpiece by the French author Victor Hugo, clearly one of the most important and influential novels of the nineteenth century. The American edition was published in the same year that the original French edition was also issued, in 1862. The publisher, Carleton, issued the book in two forms: cloth or wrappers. This copy is from the original cloth bound format. / The books are not issued as numbered volumes. Instead the publishers show the entire work as five entirely separate novels, each complete and each is sold separately (thus complete sets are unusual). I: Fantine. II: Cosette. III: Marius. IV: Idyl of the Rue Plumet and Epic of the Rue Saint-Denis. V: Jean Valjean. / "Beginning in 1815 and culminating in the 1832 June Rebellion in Paris, the novel follows the lives and interactions of several characters, particularly the struggles of ex-convict Jean Valjean and his experience of redemption." Upton Sinclair described the novel as "one of the half-dozen gre … [Click Below for Full Description]
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