The Complete Book of Les Misérables

The Complete Book of Les Misérables

by Edward Behr


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  • The ideal companion book to the musical Les Misérables
  • Contains more than 100 color and black-and-white photographs
  • Follows the story of the musical from 1985 as it became an international hit 

Ever since its opening night on October 5, 1985, Les Misérables has been the world’s longest running and most beloved musical. Countless productions have played in 319 cities across 42 countries. It has won over 100 major theatre awards, including an Olivier, Grammy, and Tony. Approximately 70 million people have been entranced by the musical across the globe. 

This is the ideal partner book to this incredible musical. Over 100 color and black-and-white photographs follow the show from its inspiration in Victor Hugo’s 1862 novel to the first Paris production and the developments on an international hit. Edward Behr connects firsthand interviews with the authors, producer, cast members, directors, and designers. The show, and the novel that inspired it, contains a tale of romance, fortune, war, loss, love, the French revolution, 

and second chances. It is a timeless story loved by many, and The Complete Book of Les Misérables chronicles its journey.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781628726626
Publisher: Arcade
Publication date: 03/15/2016
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 810,571
Product dimensions: 7.80(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Edward Behr was a writer, documentary filmmaker, and contributing editor of Newsweek. His books include The Algerian Problem; Anybody Here Been Raped and Speaks English?; Getting Even, a novel; the international bestseller The Last Emperor, based on the Bertolucci film; The Story of Miss Saigon, cowritten with Mark Steyn; and Hirohito: Behind the Myth. He died in Paris in 2007.

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