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With a character of such historical prominence in literature like Jean Valjean, Les Miserables is Victor Hugo’s best book with historical importance in an epic manner like never before. The story is so much more than just that. With components of crime, punishment, persecution, desperation, utter and complete desolation the story touches the heart and rips it up, reducing it completely to tatters. Les Miserables showcases morality and immorality slowly but surely turning to amorality.
What makes this book stand out?
It brings out a darker side of human beings that usually stays hidden.
Read it for
It is of the utmost importance that this piece of literature does not go unread. Whatever else you do in your life, don’t give this Victor Hugo bestseller a miss.
Don't read it for
You will be reduced to tears on several occasions and will end up questioning human beings and the evil they bring upon the earth.