Why 'Les Misérables' Still Matters

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David Bellos' new book examines why "Les Miserables" still feels relevant today.

David Bellos joins us to discuss his book, The Novel of the Century: The Extraordinary Adventure of Les Misérables. Bellos looks at why Victor Hugo’s classic novel continues to fascinate audiences more than 150 years after it was published. He also looks at how its themes of revolution and poverty are relevant today.

David Bellos will be in conversation with Liesl Schillinger at Albertine (972 Fifth Ave. at 79th St.) on April 20 at 7:00 p.m. In English. Free and open to the public. No RSVP necessary.

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