This old novel is "The Miseries of Paris" by Eugene Sue a new revised translation by H. Llewellyn Williams. This was published by F.M. Lupton Publishing House circa 1890 on this original 1840s work. Eugene Sue is best known for his "The Wandering Jew" and "Mysteries of Paris". "He was strongly affected by the socialist ideas of the day, and these prompted his most famous works, the "anti-Catholic" novels: The Mysteries of Paris (Les Mystères de Paris) (published in Journal des débats from 19 June 1842 until 15 October 1843)." Research is showing that this is an edition of "Mysteries of Paris" - though titled "Miseries of Paris". This is a complete work; however, some editions of this book have well over 1000 pages and are composed of many volumes. The times were very dark in Paris for the poor and outcasts of society. One man ( a duke in disguise) is joined by an Englishman and young ex-slave doctor as he crusades to rescue those in need of help while punishing the evil unrepentant. Here the working class are victims of inhuman social conditions, and the horrors of Paris' side streets are revealed. Much like Dickens, the author exposes the social inequalities of the time, the vice, and horrible living conditions. This novel is said to have influenced "Les Miserables."
This book app. 7.5"x5" with 367 pages. This has cloth over hard boards with gilt. This is in good condition overall with a little corner, edge, spine wear and bumping. The binding is tight and all pages intact. There is a name and date in red ink inside in a blank page. There is a stain with a small hole in the middle of a page as shown. There is a hole into the top corners of pages 271-310 as shown. There is age toning and browning to the pages. The book is complete.
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