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Jean Valjean; or, The Shadow of the Law

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"Jean Valjean; or, The Shadow of the Law" by Harry Clifford Fulton is a captivating legal drama that delves into the complexities of the legal system and the impact it can have on individuals. The story follows the protagonist, Jean Valjean, a man who is unjustly imprisoned for a crime he did not commit. As he struggles to navigate the legal system, Valjean is faced with ethical dilemmas and difficult decisions that test his beliefs and his sense of justice.

Fulton's writing is engaging and thought-provoking, and he does a masterful job of exploring the moral and ethical implications of the law. The characters are well-developed and complex, and the plot is full of twists and turns that keep the reader on the edge of their seat. Overall, "Jean Valjean; or, The Shadow of the Law" is a compelling and thought-provoking read that will leave readers pondering the true meaning of justice and the power of the legal system.

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A late 19th-century stage adaptation of Victor Hugo's Les Miserables in English, The Shadow of the Law dramatizes the struggles of Hugo's legendary characters: Jean Valjean, the former convict; his relentless pursuer, Javert; Fantine, the tragic mother; her daughter Cosette; the greedy Thenardiers; the doomed revolutionaries.

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