‘Brave Frenchmen, will you not surrender?’ Cambronne answered, ‘Merde!’ A tense, dramatic account of the Battle of Waterloo – and how a rain shower changed history – from Victor Hugo’s epic novel Les Miserables. One of 46 new books in the bestselling Little Black Classics series, to celebrate the first ever Penguin Classic in 1946. Each book gives readers a taste of the Classics’ huge range and diversity, with works from around the world and across the centuries – including fables, decadence, heartbreak, tall tales, satire, ghosts, battles and elephants.

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