Here is one of the most famous characters in the world literature - Jean Valjean - a noble peasant, sent to hard labor for a stolen loaf of bread. Les Miserables is one of the greatest novels in all of the world literature. Victor Hugo immerses the reader in the labyrinths of the Parisian bottom, leads him to the battle of good and evil, brings to the revolutionary barricades. This dramatic story captures the mind and soul: crime and punishment, the relentless and inhuman persecution of Jean Valjean by Inspector Javer, the desperation of the prostitute Fatina, the immorality of Tenardier. Hugo paints his canvas of French life of epic proportions, plays an extravagant performance that amazes with its classic splendor and leaves an eternal seal in the souls of readers.