"Les Misérables - The Musical Edition (Featuring Links to the Songs and More than 40 Original Images – Illustrated and Annotated)" is a wonderful way to experience the beauty of Les Misérables, the classic novel! UNIQUE characteristics of this edition include:
•Foreward which discusses the novel and explains how the text will be tied to the musical’s songs for a unique experience;
•Each song from the musical has a notation that will come up to the reader’s attention to listen to each song at the appropriate spot during their reading of the novel;
•Complete list of songs from Les Miserables, The Musical, including the first line of each song;
•Complete list of all film versions of Les Miserables;
•Biography of Victor Hugo written by Laura Fairman-Powers;
•Photo Gallery within the biography which includes: 8 photos of Victor Hugo and his family, a photo of a sculpture of Victor Hugo by Rodin, 7 photos of drawings by Victor Hugo, and a photo of Victor Hugo’s signature along with other photos for the reader’s pleasure and information.
Other great characteristics of this edition include:
•Complete text from the 1887 first English translation;
•All of the original illustrations from the 1887 first English translation (more than 40) throughout the novel;
•Complete list of illustrations with links to each image within the text of the novel;
•Complete Table of Contents with links to each book and each chapter of the novel;
•Images of the original front and back covers of the 1887 first English translation;
•Letter from Victor Hugo to his Italian publisher;
•Annotation List. Difficult wording with links from the text to the annotations list for an easy to read experience.
In this Musical Edition you will enjoy the first English translation of 1887 as well as being directed to all the songs of the modern musical at the appropriate time in the novel. Also, you will have all the images of the original novel, a treat not seen in many translations. That is the idea of this very special musical edition! Don't miss out on this wonderful edition lovingly brought to you by Laura Fairman-Powers of United Publishing who loves Les Mis as you surely will, too - if not already!