Les Misérables is a story of compassion, forgiveness, justice, and the will to survive amid the shadow of turmoil and revolution. For the first time, Victor Hugo’s masterpiece is a mixed-media special edition complete with French-inspired watercolor paintings, decorative hand-lettering, vintage imagery, and space for journaling and reflection. As you read and connect with this unique, artfully-designed Visual Journey, its pages become a canvas on which to chronicle your own story, struggles, and personal triumphs. Since its first publication in 1862, Les Misérables has inspired millions of people to embrace sacrificial agape love and kindness, and to extend care and compassion to the poor and marginalized. Abridged edition.