Les-miserables



[French ley mee-zey-ra-bluh] /French leɪ mi zeɪˈra blə/

noun
1.
a novel (1862) by Victor Hugo.

(1862) A novel by Victor Hugo. The central character, Jean Valjean, is sentenced to prison for stealing a single loaf of bread. Later, seeking respectability, Valjean is hounded by his archenemy, Inspector Javert.

Note: The broad canvas of Hugo’s novel has been adapted for numerous films and a long-running Broadway musical (usually known as Les Miz).

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