The dwarf adores the drum-major. The narrator occasionally injects himself into the narrative or reports facts outside the time of the narrative to emphasize that he is recounting historical events, not entirely fiction. After the wedding, Valjean confesses to Marius that he is an ex-convict.
Grantaire is often drunk and is unconscious for the majority of the June Rebellion. Marius grows up in the home of his grandfather, M. He also orders Valjean to write a letter to Cosette to return to the apartment, and they would keep her with them until he delivers the money.
His schemes range from robbery to fraud to murder, and he has strong ties to the criminal underworld in Paris. Spectators call for his release.
The novel as a whole is one of the longest ever written with approximately 1, pages in unabridged English-language editions,  and 1, pages in French. In December he witnessed an altercation between an old woman scavenging through rubbish and a street urchin who might have been Gavroche.
He participates in crimes with M. Valjean is supposed to kill him but he decides not to which makes Javert very confused.
Inspector Javert An incorruptible policeman. Fameuil — A wealthy student in Paris originally from Limoges. Javert is incapable of compassion or pity, and performs his work with such passion that he takes on a nearly animal quality when he is on the chase.
Gillenormand, with whom she lives. A female supervisor discovers that she is an unwed mother and dismisses her.
The men abandon the women, treating their relationships as youthful amusements. The century that Waterloo was intended to arrest has pursued its march.
The first volume was available for purchase in New York beginning 7 June At the Luxembourg GardenMarius falls in love with the now grown and beautiful Cosette.
It is addressed to England as well as to Spain, to Italy as well as to France, to Germany as well as to Ireland, to Republics which have slaves as well as to Empires which have serfs.Les Misérables is a novel by Victor Hugo.
It was published in Hugo based some of his characters on the lives of real people. Jean Valjean changes his name to M. Madeline and becomes a factory owner and the town's mayor.
One of his workers is named Fantine. She had a child called Cosette who lives with an evil innkeeper. Character List Bookmark this page Manage My Reading List Monseigneur Charles François-Bienvenu Myriel Saintly bishop whose compassionate treatment causes the reformation of the ex-convict Valjean.
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