One of the great classics of Western literature, "Les Misérables" is a magisterial work which is rich in boh character portrayal and meticulous historical description. Characters such as the absurdly criminalised Valjean, the street urchin Gavroche, the rascal Thenardier, the implacable detective Javert, and the pitiful figure of the prostitute Fantine and her daughter Cosette, have entered the pantheon of literatu dramatis personne.
The reader is alson reated to the unforgettable desccriptions of the Battle of Waterloo and Valjean's flight through the Paris sewers.
The Jungle book introduces Mowgli, the human founding adopted by a family of wolves. It tells of the enmity between him and the tiger Shere Khan, who killed Mowgli's parents, and of the friendship between the man-cub and Bagheera, the black panther, and Baloo, the sleepy brown bear, who instruct Mowgli in the Laws of the jungle.
The second jungle book countains some of the most thrilling of the Mowgli stories. It includes Red dog, in which Mowgli forms an unlikely alliance with the python Kaa, How fear came and Letting in the jungle as well as The spring running, wich brings Mowgli to manhood and the realisation that he must lease Bagheera, Baloo and his other friends for the world of man.