Farrar, Straus, and Giroux Winter 2017 by Macmillan

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the novel of the century the extraordinary adventure of les misérables david bellos the definitive biography of the world’s most popular novel literary criticism farrar straus and giroux 3/7/2017 9780374223236 $27.00 hardcover 352 pages black-and-white illustrations time line notes works cited index carton qty 20 9 in h 6 in w 19 putting a century of scholarship on one of the world’s most enduring popular novels into accessible narrative form this new approach to a classic of world literature is written for a wide general readership packed full of information about the book’s origins and later career on stage and screen the novel of the century brings to life the extraordinary story of how victor hugo managed to write his novel of the downtrodden despite a revolution a coup d’état and political exile how he pulled off the deal of the century to get it published and how he set it on course to become the novel that epitomizes the grand sweep of history in the nineteenth century this biography of a masterpiece also shows how and why the moral and social messages of les misérables are full of meaning for our time david bellos is a well-known translator of modern french fiction and the author of several prize-winning biographies of french literary figures his irreverent study of translation is that a fish in your ear 2011 was a runner-up for the los angeles times book prize and has itself been translated into korean spanish german and french he teaches french and comparative literature at princeton university and holds the rank of officier des arts et des lettres farrar straus and giroux march 2017