The Mysteries of Paris, Volume 1

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Chapman and Hall, 1845 - French fiction - 1430 pages

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User Review  - charlie68 - LibraryThing

My summer read, at 1300 pages, it took nearly all summer. Lots of digressions on the author's views on poverty, the penal system, and the nature of evil, some of the things he muses about are not out of place in modern times. The more things change the more they stay the same. Read full review

The Mysteries of Paris

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Initially serialized in the Journal des Débats from June 1842 to October 1843, this enormous novel saved a magazine, spawned a literary subgenre (fictional exposés of the seedier side of city life ... Read full review

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