By Eugene Sue,Peter Brooks,Carolyn Betensky,Jonathan Loesberg
Sensational, engrossing, and heartbreaking, The Mysteries of Paris is without doubt the most interesting and influential works to emerge from the 19th century. It was once one in every of France’s first serial novels, and for 16 months, Parisians rushed in droves to the newsstands every one week for the most recent installment. Eugène Sue’s difficult melodrama unfolds round a Paris the place, regardless of the gulf among them, the fortunes of the wealthy and terrible are inextricably tangled. The suspenseful tale of Rodolphe, a magnetic hero of noble middle and shadowy origins, used to be spun out over a hundred and fifty issues—garnering wild recognition, influencing political switch, and encouraging a raft of successors, together with Les Misérables and The count number of Monte Cristo. in the end, this full of life translation makes the riveting drama of Sue’s vintage on hand to a brand new century of readers.
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The Mysteries of Paris (Penguin Classics) by Eugene Sue,Peter Brooks,Carolyn Betensky,Jonathan Loesberg