Classic / British English Jean Valjean is free at last after nineteen years in prison. Cold and hungry, he is rejected by everyone he meets. But Jean´s life is changed forever when he discovers love. He spends the rest of his life helping people, like himself, who have been victims of poverty and social injustice - ´les misérables´.
Les Misérables is a French historical novel by Victor Hugo that is considered one of the greatest novels of the 19th century. Beginning in 1815 and culminating in the 1832 June Rebellion in Paris, the novel follows the lives and interactions of several characters, focusing on the struggles of ex-convict Jean Valjean and his experience of redemption. Examining the nature of law and grace, the novel elaborates upon the history of France, the architecture and urban design of Paris, politics, moral philosophy, antimonarchism, justice, religion, and the types and nature of romantic and familial love. More than a quarter of the novel is devoted to essays that argue a moral point or display Hugo´s encyclopedic knowledge. The topics Hugo addresses include cloistered religious orders, the construction of the Paris sewers, argot, and the street urchins of Paris. Even when not turning to other subjects outside his narrative, Hugo sometimes interrupts the straightforward recitation of events, his voice and control of the story line unconstrained by time and sequence. The story begins in 1815 in Digne, as the peasant Jean Valjean, just released from 19 years´ imprisonment in the galleys?five for stealing bread for his starving sister and her family and fourteen more for numerous escape attempts?is turned away by innkeepers because his yellow passport marks him as a former convict. He sleeps on the street, angry and bitter. Digne´s benevolent Bishop Myriel gives him shelter. At night, Valjean runs off with Myriel´s silverware. When the police capture Valjean, Myriel pretends that he has given the silverware to Valjean and presses him to take two silver candlesticks as well, as if he had forgotten to take them. The police accept his explanation and leave. Myriel tells Valjean that his life has been spared for God, and that he should use money from the silver candlesticks to make an honest man of himself. Six years pass and Valjean, using the alias Monsieur Madeleine, has become a wealthy factory owner and is appointed mayor.
DescriptionThe Sing With The Choir series lets vocalists sing in a choir of professionals, with four-part arrangements included to suit any voice range.This volume features beloved songs from this ever-popular musical.SonglistAt The End Of The DayBring Him HomeCastle On A CloudDo You Hear The People Sing?FinaleI Dreamed A DreamOn My OwnOne Day More
He´s masked.... Squick has been a longtime fixture of the Sacred Hearts MC. His boss, Trigger, is their Sergeant at Arms after all. It took a while for him to put together a bike to become an official hang-around then prospect, and he was pretty thrilled that his other boss, Zander, took the plunge with him. Still, Squick is hiding something big that could test friendships and destroy relationships. The mask is becoming increasingly difficult for him to wear. ...And miserable. Of course, now that he is on the very cusp of patching in, that´s when Aaron walks into his life. Suddenly it´s do or die.... Come out to the club and lose the brotherhood and the only sense of true family he has ever known, or don´t and lose them anyway when they find out about Aaron? Squick doesn´t see a third option, and the deeper he gets into his situation, the more his misery compounds. Just what will he do? For mature audiences only (18+). Includes language, extreme and graphic violence, and M/M sexual content. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jackson Hunter. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/103297/bk_acx0_103297_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Perfectly Miserable:Guilt, God and Real Estate in a Small Town Riverhead Books Sarah Payne Stuart
NOW A NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES I hope, for your sake, that you have not chosen to read this book because you are in the mood for a pleasant experience. If this is the case, I advise you to put this book down instantaneously, because of all the books describing the unhappy lives of the Baudelaire orphans, The Miserable Mill might be the unhappiest yet. Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire are sent to Paltryville to work in a lumber mill, and they find disaster and misfortune lurking behind every log. The pages of this book, I´m sorry to inform you, contain such unpleasantries as a giant pincher machine, a bad casserole, a man with a cloud of smoke where his head should be, a hypnotist, a terrible accident resulting in injury, and coupons. I have promised to write down the entire history of these three poor children, but you haven´t, so if you prefer stories that are more heartwarming, please feel free to make another selection. With all due respect, Lemony Snicket
Another Miserable Love Song: Brooke Carter