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A transforming book., March 5 2004
I would recommend this book as compulsory reading for anybody interested in the universal issues of good and evil and man's ability to overcome all obstacles in his pursuit of a higher goal.The sheer breadth and depth of the literary canvas of Hugo's book takes one's breath away.It deals with the remarkable transformation of one man, Jean ValJean, wronged and exiled by society, his transformation by a kind Vicar's example and the trials and tribulations of his life as he strives to live by the Vicar's philosophy.
It is a tribute to the human spirit and the power of a single determined man in the face of all odds.
As relevant and meaningful today as when it was first written.