LES MISERABLES BY VICTOR HUGO
There are no better books than deep classic novels that most of us have already read. Even though loads of stunning books are written every year, nothing can be compared to a classic book written by absolutely different people a couple of centuries ago. ‘Les Miserable’ is one of those great masterpieces written by one of my favorite authors Victor Hugo.
‘Les Miserable’ is a story of Jean Valjean, a poor peasant who was imprisoned for stealing a small loaf of bread, After serving a prison term longer than a decade, he is released. Nevertheless, social injustice and stigma still don’t let him leave a normal life. Specifically, a malignant police inspector Javert personally dislikes the poor man and tries to make his life as miserable as possible. This is a story about social injustice, weaknesses of our political and justice systems, corruption, human cruelty, and rudeness. At the same time, this is a story about mercy and love that shine among all the evil things we have in this world.
‘Les Miserable’ is one of the deepest novels I have ever read in my life. Victor Hugo is romantic, but his works are filled with tough realities of real life. The story of Jean Valjean always reminds me of millions of modern Valjeans who are being unjustly pressed and harassed by corrupt policemen, inspectors, and other government agents. At the same time, ‘Les Miserables’ by Victor Hugo teaches us that mercy, generosity, and pity still live in the hearts of people regardless of their hard and miserable life experiences and destinies.
This is one of the 100 books every person should read once in a lifetime. If you have read it in school, you should read it again. Now, when you are more mature and you have more life experience, you will understand this book differently. If you haven’t read it at school, then, you should surely read this wonderful novel now. It will make a great and profound impression upon your soul and mind. Victor Hugo is a master when it comes to touching human emotions.