Les Mis: more than liberal theology
Posted: 11 Jan 2013 @ 00:16
Victor Hugo's novel
dramatises his liberating faith, argues George Pattison
SOME 60 million peoplehave seen the musical version of Victor Hugo's 1862 novel LesMisérables, and this success is now being translated into afilm version that stars Russell Crowe, Hugh Jackman, and AnneHathaway. It opens in cinemas today.
Like many a great epictale, it involves war, revolution, star-crossed lovers, lostchildren, and some cliff-hanging moments. But Hugo's novel is alsoexplicitly ...
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