Victor Hugo's Les Misérables is an epic novel on social commentary during a defining era in French History. The novel follows the struggles of the protagonist, ex-convict Jean Valjean, who seeks to redeem himself by adopting the little servant girl, Cosette. The play covers themes of poverty, law, forgiveness, and human ethics.
In 1937, Orson Welles wrote, produced, and directed a seven-part series for radio. Welles himself narrated the story and played the part of Valjean. This ambitious series co-starred Martin Gabel, Alice Frost, Frank Readick, Ray Collins, Agnes Moorehead, and Everett Sloane.
This collection is also included in the Orson Welles Collection.