||Original, earliest printing of the poster with just the name Les Misérables, colloquially known as Les Mis or Les Miz, is a sung-through musical based on the novel of the same name by French poet and playwright Victor Hugo. It has music by Claude-Michel Schönberg, original French lyrics by Alain Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel, with an English-language libretto by Herbert Kretzmer. Set in early 19th-century France, it is the story of Jean Valjean, a burly French peasant of abnormal strength and potentially violent nature, and his quest for redemption after serving nineteen years in jail for having stolen a loaf of bread for his starving sister's child. There is no additional text on this early version and the girl's face is much larger than on later printings. The letter s in Misérables touches the edge of the blue on the right hand side.
Small edge wear at the top and bottom.