Who wrote the novel "Les Misérables"?
Victor Marie Hugo (26 February 1802 – 22 May 1885) was a French poet, novelist, and dramatist of the Romantic movement. Hugo is considered to be one of the greatest and best-known French writers. Outside France, his most famous works are the novels "Les Misérables", 1862, and "The Hunchback of Notre-Dame", 1831. In France, Hugo is known primarily for his poetry collections, such as "Les Contemplations" (The Contemplations) and "La Légende des siècles" (The Legend of the Ages).
"Les Misérables" is a French historical novel by Victor Hugo, first published in 1862, that is considered one of the greatest novels of the 19th century. In the English-speaking world, the novel is usually referred to by its original French title. Beginning in 1815 and culminating in the 1832 June Rebellion in Paris, the novel follows the lives and interactions of several characters, particularly the struggles of ex-convict Jean Valjean and his experience of redemption.