This book is unlike any other. Besides the fact that the pages amount to more than 2000, it has the moving ability to delve deep within human feelings. This book caused me to weep, to laugh, to frown in hatred. When you read this book, it will be more understandable.
Follow protagonist Jean Valjean from the beginning, when he gets arrested and put into prison for many years because he stole bread to feed his family. Jean Valjean is released after a total of 19 years and stays at the house of a priest. The priest gives him food to eat and a roof over his head for the night, and Valjean takes the priests candlesticks and flees into the night. In the morning, local authorities apprehend him and bring him to the priest who tells the soldiers that he gave them to Valjean. When the guards leave, he tells Valjean to keep the candlesticks, as long as he reforms himself, and becomes a good man.
After this episode, Valjean becomes a mayor of a city and becomes very wealthy. He befriends a little girl who is terribly mistreated and helps her mother, who sold her hair and teeth to be able to care for her.
Read about his flight from police inspector Javert, his help to the little girl, Cosette, and his epic journey towards freedom. Only so much can I put into this little book review, so please pick up the book and enjoy it with utmost splendor.