1.5 million free copies of Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables

‘Books Liberate’ is theme of 2006 international book fair in Venezuela

BY RÓGER CALERO  

As part of the Venezuelan government’s efforts to make world literature more widely accessible, Chávez announced that the Ministry of Culture will begin distributing 1.5 million free copies of a three-volume edition of Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables. Thousands began lining up as soon as the fair opened to get their copies of this classic.

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