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The Man Who Laughs

ISBN: 9781906838584
Available: September 2014
Binding: PB(f)
RRP: $19.95/$21.95
Size: 170x240
Extent: 160
Colour: Full Colour
Author of Original: Victor Hugo
Adaptor: David Hine

“ A grisly tale of love, death and feudalism ”

Victor Hugo's scathing indictment of the injustice and inequality within Britain's political system tells a story of abduction, mutilation, loss and prejudice. The narrative follows Gwynplaine, the two-year-old heir to a rebel lord, who is abducted upon the orders of a vindictive monarch, who has him mutilated (to produce a permanent, grisly smile), then abandoned. After years of living frugally he is re-introduced to the aristocratic life, and resolves to become the voice of the voiceless, whether he is heard or not.

It'll make you smile, but darkly

Michael Cavna - The Washington Post