10 must-read books recommended by co-authors Terryl and Fiona Givens

Published: Thursday, Nov. 15 2012 6:19 a.m. MST

"Les Miserables," by Victor Hugo Next List » 10 of 10 « Prev
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Hugo (1802–1885) was a French poet, novelist and dramatist. He is considered the most well-known French Romantic writer.

Hugo's "Les Miserables" (1862) is widely considered one of the greatest novels of the 19th century. Beginning in 1815 and culminating in the 1832 June Rebellion of Paris, the novel follows the lives of several characters but centers on the struggles of ex-convict Jean Valjean and his experience of redemption.

Terryl Givens: "Long before Broadway turned this work into a musical, the novel opened my eyes to the human potential for divine goodness, and the miracle of redemption. This was my baptism into the transformative power of great literature."
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