Les Misérables

By Marcia Williams
Illustrated by Marcia Williams

A beautifully illustrated retelling of Victor Hugo's masterpiece.

A wonderful introduction to Victor Hugo's epic tale of injustice, love and heroism in 19th century France. Marcia Williams retells one of the greatest novels of all time in her trademark accessible, highly illustrated style. Perfect for children who love the musical or Oscar-winning film, the story follows Jean Valjean, an ex-convict, as he tries to put his criminal past behind him. Will he manage to escape from the ruthless Police Inspector Javert, who is determined to see him behind bars again? Can he build a life with Cosette, an orphaned girl he has rescued from poverty and neglect? When Cosette grows up and falls in love with the handsome Marius Pontmercy, will Jean Valjean let Cosette go? Or will the revolution that is sweeping through the streets of Paris tear all their lives apart?

  • An accessible, faithful and moving retelling by a master storyteller, Marcia Williams brings the world of 19th century France to life with her trademark humour and sensitivity.
  • 2015 marks 200 years since 1815: the year the novel begins, as well as the 30th anniversary of the stage musical.
  • Les Mis rables is the world's longest running musical and has been seen by 65 million people in over 42 countries. The Oscar, BAFTA and Golden Globe-winning film adaptation of Les Mis rables broke box office records for the opening weekend of a musical film.

About the author

Marcia Williams has illustrated and retold many literary classics for children with her distinctive cartoon-strip style. Among her highly acclaimed titles are: Greek Myths, Mr William Shakespeare's Plays, God and His Creations: Tales from the Old Testament and Oliver Twist and Other Great Dickens Stories. She is also the author of Lizzy Bennet's Diary, the story of Pride and Prejudice in Lizzy Bennet's own words, and the bestselling Archie's War and My Secret War Diary by Flossie Albright, diary-style accounts of the First and Second World Wars. Marcia lives in South West London. Visit her website at

ISBN: 9781406360868
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: August 1, 2015
Dimensions: 215 x 270mm, 64pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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