A great epic classic - very long, but well worth the effort
This is one of the great all time novels. it is a "must read" for individuals who wish to be familiar with the greatest classic novels. it is very long and requires a real commitment. however there are times when you can't wait to see what happens next. another reviewer had previously coupled this novel with "le miserables". i agree completely. one gets to become familiar with the state of prisons, prisoners, and the corrupt justice system that, in part, led to the french revolution. i would also recommend "war and peace" as a third classic novel about this time and place, written from the russian perspective.