You’ve (probably) seen the musical, you may have read the book already, but this Penguin edition of the Victor Hugo classic, designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith, is part of a lovely series of hardback classics from the most recognisable publishing brand of them all.
Victor Hugo's tale of injustice, heroism and love follows the fortunes of Jean Valjean (Hugh Jackman), an escaped convict determined to put his criminal past behind him. But his attempts to become a respected member of the community are constantly put under threat: by his own conscience, when, owing to a case of mistaken identity, another man is arrested in his place; and by the relentless investigations of the dogged Inspector Javert (Russell Crowe). It is not simply for himself that Valjean must stay free, however, for he has sworn to protect the baby daughter of Fantine (Anne Hathaway), driven to prostitution by poverty.
Publisher: Penguin Clothbound Editions