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Summary: Against the backdrop of France at a time of civil unrest, this is the story of Jean Valjean, a former convict unable to escape his past life. His future is threatened by his nemesis, the chilling police officer and former prison guard Javert, who is determined to bring him to justice. As revolution ignites on the streets of Paris, Jean Valjean begins an epic journey towards self-acceptance,...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in British Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD BRITISH TV MIS

Summary: The story of Valjean, the ex-convict who rises against all odds from galley slave to mayor, and the fanatical police inspector who dedicates his life to recapturing Valjean.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Columbia TriStar Home Video 1998

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA MIS

Summary: The house of mirth: The glittering yet treacherous world of New York High Society comes to life in the heartbreaking story of Lily Bart, a renowned beauty of exquisite charm who seeks a wealthy husband but winds up disgraced and discarded.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 2008

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA HOU

Molière

Summary: "One of the most accomplished American poets of his generation, Richard Wilbur (1921-2017) was also a prolific translator of French and Russian literature. His verse translations of Molïre's plays are especially admired by readers and are still performed today in theaters around the world. Wilbur, the critic John Simon once wrote, makes Molïre into as great an English verse playwright as he was...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Library of America 2021

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1 available in New Fiction, Call number: FIC MOL

Summary: A French regiment confronts the horrors of World War I as they journey from patriotism to disillusionment about the glory of battle; ex-convict Jean Valjean tries to rebuild his life to be a respectable citizen but police inspector Javert relentlessly hounds him and won't let him escape his past.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2007

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN RAY

Summary: A spinster gets revenge on her cousin's family by enlisting the help of a beautiful woman, after they take away the only man that mattered to her.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Acorn Media 2007

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1 available in British Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD BRITISH TV COU

Summary: Jean Valjean is paroled after serving 19 years in prison for stealing some bread. He tries to steal silverware from a missionary, but is set straight by a bishop. Nine years later, Valjean is now a wealthy industrialist and mayor. He eventually befriends Fantine, a single mother turned prostitute and risks all when he helps her after she's nearly arrested by police officer Javert. Javert was a...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Universal Studios Home Entertainment 2013

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Le

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MIS

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MOVIE MIS

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Musicals DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSICALS MIS

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Movie Les 2013

Summary: A spinster gets revenge on her cousin's family by enlisting the help of a beautiful woman, after they take away the only man that mattered to her.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Acorn Media 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in British Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD BRITISH TV COU

Molière

Summary: "One of the most accomplished American poets of his generation, Richard Wilbur (1921-2017) was also a prolific translator of French and Russian literature. His verse translations of Molïre's plays are especially admired by readers and are still performed today in theaters around the world. Wilbur, the critic John Simon once wrote, makes Molïre into as great an English verse playwright as he was...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Library of America 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in New Fiction, Call number: FIC MOL

Summary: A musical set in Paris in which a girl trained as a high society courtesan falls in love with a rich and handsome boulevardier.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Turner Entertainment/Warner Home Video 2000

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Family DVDs, Call number: DVD Family Gigi 2000

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Musicals DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSICALS GIG

Summary: In 1862 Paris, Emile Zola is barely scratching out a living writing muckraking articles about the poverty of the French people and the corruption of their leaders. Until "Nana," about the life of a prostitute, becomes a smash hit and turns Zola into a celebrity, champion of the people. As he churns out a string of similar books that make him quite rich, his old friend Paul Cezanne tells him "An...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2005

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA LIF

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