The Novel of the Century: The Extraordinary Adventure of Les Miserables

Why is Victor Hugo’s epic novel Les Misérables one of the most widely read and adapted literary works of all time?

How did the masterpiece overcome a nearby coup d’état, threats of censorship and an author in political exile? In his new book, The Novel of the Century, author David Bellos takes an innovative approach to these questions. Bellos discusses the moral and social messages, ideals of justice of equality and the voice of the downtrodden that conquered the world in Hugo’s work of genius.











When: Tue., March 28, 2017 at 1:30 pm
Where: 92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Ave.
212-415-5500
Price: $25
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Why is Victor Hugo’s epic novel Les Misérables one of the most widely read and adapted literary works of all time?

How did the masterpiece overcome a nearby coup d’état, threats of censorship and an author in political exile? In his new book, The Novel of the Century, author David Bellos takes an innovative approach to these questions. Bellos discusses the moral and social messages, ideals of justice of equality and the voice of the downtrodden that conquered the world in Hugo’s work of genius.