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The first new translation in over a century of the intense epic novel that encouraged Les Misérables
Sensational, engrossing, and heartbreaking, The Mysteries of Paris is without doubt the most wonderful and influential works to emerge from the 19th century. It used to be considered one of France’s first serial novels, and for 16 months, Parisians rushed in droves to the newsstands every one week for the newest installment. Eugène Sue’s complicated melodrama unfolds round a Paris the place, regardless of the gulf among them, the fortunes of the wealthy and bad are inextricably tangled. The suspenseful tale of Rodolphe, a magnetic hero of noble center and shadowy origins, was once spun out over a hundred and fifty issues—garnering wild acceptance, influencing political swap, and encouraging a raft of successors, together with Les Misérables and The count number of Monte Cristo. in the end, this vigorous translation makes the riveting drama of Sue’s vintage on hand to a brand new century of readers.
For greater than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the top writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking global. With greater than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the simplest works all through heritage and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts greater through introductions and notes by way of wonderful students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations via award-winning translators.
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