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Mysteries of Paris (Paperback) (Eugene Sue)

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The first new translation in over a century of the brilliant epic novel that inspiredLes MisérablesSensational, engrossing, and heartbreaking, TheMysteries of Paris is doubtless one of the most entertaining and influential works to emerge from the nineteenth century. It was one of France’s first serial novels, and for sixteen months, Parisians rushed in droves to the newsstands each week for the latest installment. Eugène Sue’s intricate melodrama unfolds around a Paris where, despite the gulf between them, the fortunes of the rich and poor are inextricably tangled. The suspenseful story of Rodolphe, a magnetic hero of noble heart and shadowy origins, was spun out over 150 issues—garnering wild popularity, influencing political change, and inspiring a raft of successors, includingLes Misérables and The Count of Monte Cristo. At long last, this lively translation makes the riveting drama of Sue’s classic available to a new century of readers.For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
The first new translation in over a century of the brilliant epic novel that inspiredLes Misérables

Sensational, engrossing, and heartbreaking, The Mysteries of Paris is doubtless one of the most entertaining and influential works to emerge from the nineteenth century. It was one of France?s first serial novels, and for sixteen months, Parisians rushed in droves to the newsstands each week for the latest installment. Eugène Sue?s intricate melodrama unfolds around a Paris where, despite the gulf between them, the fortunes of the rich and poor are inextricably tangled. The suspenseful story of Rodolphe, a magnetic hero of noble heart and shadowy origins, was spun out over 147 issues?garnering wild popularity, influencing political change, and inspiring a raft of successors, includingLes Misérables and The Count of Monte Cristo. At long last, this lively translation makes the riveting drama of Sue?s classic available to a new century of readers.
Number of Pages: 1363
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Series Title: Penguin Classics
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Author: Eugene Sue
Language: English
Street Date: December 8, 2015
TCIN: 26395675
UPC: 9780143107125
Item Number (DPCI): 247-51-0118
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