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Les Misérables


At 202 pages, I’m making good progress on Theodore Dreiser’s An American Tragedy. The book, which unveils slowly but with a steady build, represents a massive portrayal of the society whose values both shape Clyde’s tawdry ambitions and seal his fate. In light of this rich tapestry of social psyche, my spirit soars and wants to read more books like Dreiser’s. Les Misérables is next. Examining the nature of law and grace, the novel elaborates upon the history of France, the architecture and urban design of Paris, politics, moral philosophy, anti-monarchism, justice, religion, and the types and nature of romantic and familial love. It’s more than an epic story.


8 Responses

  1. That’s pretty cool. I’m an underground writer with a loyal following which has forced me to write a fantasy book named LondenBerg by Lord Biron. Check it out sometime, thanks!

  2. I commend you for reading such huge books. I can’t always bring myself to do it – so daunting!

  3. I’m ashamed to say I have only ever seen the play but never read the book.

  4. You are a better reader than I. Those huge books smoke me out of the game. If I ever find myself on a month-long vacation, where I am by myself (not likely) then maybe I will take on one of these!

    • You have to be in the right mood for a tome. I have avoided An American Tragedy for so long. Lately I’ve been alternated between non-fiction and fiction. The more non-fiction I read, I feel the urge to hearten myself with a long novel.

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