Adaptations of Les Misérables

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Classics Illustrated issue #9, March 1943

Victor Hugo's novel Les Misérables has been the subject of many adaptations in various media since its original publication in 1862.

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Books (adaptations and sequels)

Comics

Western comics

Manga

Film

Television

While there is no actual claim that the television series The Fugitive is a modern adaptation of Les Miserables, there are parallels to and elements of the novel in the series; producer Quinn Martin has gone on record as admitting that The Fugitive was "a sort of modern rendition of the outline of Les Miserables." [20]

Animation

Radio

Musical

In 1980, a musical of the same name opened in Paris at the Palais des Sports. It has gone on to become one of the most successful musicals in history. It was directed by Robert Hossein, the music was composed by Claude-Michel Schönberg, and the libretto was written by Alain Boublil. An English-language version of Schönberg's work opened in London at the Barbican Arts Centre in 1985. It was produced by Cameron Mackintosh and adapted and directed by Trevor Nunn and John Caird. The lyrics were written by Herbert Kretzmer and additional material by James Fenton.

Concerts

Plays

Games

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