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Oxford Bookworms Library Stage 1 Les Misérables

Retold by Jennifer Bassett

Format:

Paperback

France, 1815. Jean Valjean leaves prison after nineteen years. These are dangerous and troubled times, and life is hard. Valjean must begin a new life, but how can he escape his past, and his enemy, Inspector Javert?

This story for Bookworms is loosely based on the famous novel Les Misérables by Victor Hugo, one of France's greatest writers. The novel was written in 1862, and the story has been retold many times - in a musical, in plays for radio and theatre, and in more than fifty films for television and cinema.

  • ISBN: 978-0-19-479440-4
  • Pages: 64
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 198x129 mm

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  • Word Count 7,250

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