David Bellos on BBC Radio 4's, Book of the Week, "Les Miserables."

Thursday, January 19, 2017
by leonardi

David Bellos tells the compelling story of how Victor Hugo's novel conquered the world and explores why Les Miserables is "France's greatest gift". He reveals its inspirations and its resonance now, while describing Victor Hugo's life as he penned his epic.

You can listen to Episode 1 of The Novel of the Century: The Extraordinary Adventure of Les Miserables starting January 23, 2017, on BBC RADIO 4 FM or Online.

Book of the Week, which airs on BBC Radio 4, is described as, " Serialised book readings, featuring works of non-fiction, biography, autobiography, travel, diaries, essays, humour and history."