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Les Misérables

Victor Hugo (1802-1885)

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1. 00 – Book 1, Preface
2. 01 – Book 01, ch.01: M. Myriel
3. 02 – Book 01, ch. 02: M. Myriel becomes M. Welcome
4. 03 – Book 01, ch. 03: A Hard Bishopric for a Good Bishop
5. 04 – Book 01, ch. 04: Works Corresponding to Words
6. 05 – Book 01, ch. 05: Monsieur Bienvenu Made His Cassocks Last Too Long
7. 06 – Book 01, ch. 06: Who Guarded His House for Him
8. 07 – Book 01, ch. 07: Cravatte
9. 08 – Book 01, ch. 08: Philosophy after Drinking
10. 09 – Book 01, ch. 09: The Brother as depicted by the Sister
11. 10 – Book 01, ch. 10: The Bishop in the Presence of an Unknown Light
12. 11 – Book 01, ch. 11: A Restriction
13. 12 – Book 01, ch. 12: The Solitude of Monsigneur Welcome
14. 13 – Book 01, ch. 13: What He Believed
15. 14 – Book 01, ch. 14: What He Thought
16. 15 – Book 02, ch. 01: The Evening of a Day of Walking
17. 16 – Book 02, ch 02: Prudence Counselled to Wisdom
18. 17 – Book 02, ch. 03:The Heroism of Passive Obedience
19. 18 – Book 02, ch. 04: Details concerning the Cheese-Dairies of Pontarlier
20. 19 – Book 02, ch. 05: Tranquillity
21. 20 – Book 02, ch. 06: Jean Valjean
22. 21 – Book 02, ch. 07: The Interior of Despair
23. 22 – Book 02, ch. 08: Billows and Shadows
24. 23 – Book 02, ch. 09: New Troubles
25. 24 – Book 02, ch. 10: The Man Aroused
26. 25 – Book 2, ch. 11: What He Does
27. 26 – Book 02, ch. 12: The Bishop Works
28. 27 – Book 02, ch. 13: Little Gervais
29. 28 – Book 03, ch. 01: The Year 1817
30. 29 – Book 03, ch. 02: A Double Quartette
31. 30 – Book 03, ch. 03: Four and Four
32. 31 – Book 03, ch. 04: Tholomyes is so Merry that he sings a Spanish Ditty
33. 32 – Book 03, ch. 05: At Bombardas
34. 33 – Book 03, ch.06: A Chapter In Which They Adore Each Other
35. 34 – Book 03, ch. 07: The Wisdom of Thomlomyes
36. 35 – Book 03, ch. 08: The Death of a Horse
37. 36 – Book 03, ch. 09: A Merry End to Mirth
38. 37 – Book 04, ch. 01: One Mother Meets Another Mother
39. 38 – Book 04, ch. 02: First Sketch of Two Unprepossesing Figures
40. 39 – Book 04, ch. 03: The Lark
41. 40 – Book 05, ch. 01: the History of a Progress in Black Glass Trinkets
42. 41 – Book 05, ch. 02: Madeleine
43. 42 – Book 05, ch. 03: Sums Deposited With Laffitte
44. 43 – Book 05, ch. 04: Madeleine in Mourning
45. 44 – Book 05, ch. 05: Vague Flashes on the Horizon
46. 45 – Book 05, ch. 06: Father Fauchelevent
47. 46 – Book 05, ch. 07: Fauchelevent becomes a Gardener in Paris
48. 47 – Book 05, ch. 08: Madame Victurnien Expends Thirty Francs on Morality
49. 48 – Book 05, ch. 09: Madame Victurnien’s Success
50. 49 – Book 05, ch. 10: Result of the Success
51. 50 – Book 05, ch. 11: Christus nos Liberavit
52. 51 – Book 05, ch. 12: M. Bamatabois’s Inactivity
53. 52 – Book 05, ch. 13: The Solution of Some Questions Connected with the Municipal Police
54. 53 – Book 06, ch. 01: The Beginning of Repose
55. 54 – Book 06, ch. 02: How Jean May Become Champ
56. 55 – Book 07, ch. 01: Sister Simplice
57. 56 – Book 07, ch. 02: The Perspicacity of Master Scaufflaire
58. 57 – Book 07, ch. 03: A Tempest In A Skull
59. 58 – Book 07, ch. 04: Forms Assumed by Suffering During Sleep
60. 59 – Book 07, ch. 05: Hindrances
61. 60 – Book 07, ch. 06: Sister Simplice put to the Proof
62. 61 – Book 07, ch. 07: The Traveller on his Arrival takes Precautions for Departure
63. 62 – Book 07, ch. 08 – An Entrance by Favor
64. 63 – Book 07, ch. 09: The Champmathieu Affair
65. 64 – Book 07, ch. 10: The System of Denials
66. 65 – Book 07, ch. 11: Champmathieu More and More Astonished
67. 66 – Book 08, ch. 01: In What Mirror M. Madeleine Contemplates his Hair
68. 67 – Book 08, ch. 02: Fantine Happy
69. 68 – Book 08, ch. 03: Javert Satisfied
70. 69 – Book 08, ch. 04: Authority reasserts its Rights
71. 70 – Book 08, ch. 05: A Suitable Tomb

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Summary

Victor Hugo's Les Misérables is a novel which tells the story of ex-convict Jean Valjean, his struggles and eventual redemption. It's hailed by many critics as not just Victor Hugo's finest work but also one of the best French novels of all time. Like most epic novels written in the 19th century, the storyline of Les Misérables spans through several decades beginning in the early 1800s and culminating in the 1832 June Rebellion in Paris. The events related to the lives of the central characters in the novel are also tied to the great historical events of the time from the French Revolution to the June Rebellion. In the novel, Jean Valjean a man from a poor family was convicted of stealing a loaf of bread to feed his sister's family. He eventually escaped from prison and was able to begin a new life with the help of Bishop Myriel. A police inspector named Javert was assigned to guard the group of prisoners which includes Jean Valjean. Javert became obsessed in arresting and bringing Jean Valjean back to prison after his escape. Aside from the main storyline, the romance between Marius and Cosette is also very interesting. Cosette was an adopted daughter of Jean Valjean while Marius was a law student who was estranged from his rich family. The two immediately fell in love with each other after they met by chance at the promenade in the Luxembourg Gardens. Victor Hugo also discusses other pressing issues in 19th century France in the book like anti monarchism, injustice in French society, the life of the urban poor in Paris and so on. This book isn't just about the story of its main characters like Jean Valjean, Javert, Cosette, Marius Pontmercy and others, it's about justice, morality and the other important things in life. For those who liked the movie version of Les Misérables which stars Hugh Jackman, Rusell Crowe and Anne Hathaway, I'm sure they'll also like reading this book which is its original version.

Reviews

Mixkino

- Test, just a test

Love, Mercy, the Infinite. Leo Tolstoy said that Victor Hugo's Les Miserables was the greatest novel ever written. It has many facets and needs to be absorbed and contemplated, not just read.

Lynn Hedahl

- Les Miserables

I got to book 5 chapter 8, and there are no more chapters to be found. I know this is not the end. Where are they, I want to finish. Even with the mixture of readers (some bad, some good) this book has captured my interest. Someone needs to check into this.

dg

This was at times very tedious to listen to and was tempted to stop a time or two. Mr. Hugo had way too many words to say at times and it took listening on purpose to keep up with the story, I did endure and was glad I did in the end.

Phillip Dauben

- Great Book

Spent 2 hours a day, 5 days a week, for almost two months listening to all 5 volumes of Les Miserables. What a great book, but some of the history lessons were a little too long. Nice to know about Waterloo, French Revolution, French Slang Words, the Paris sewer system, etc, but way to much information. Toyed with giving it four stars, but decided against it. This is a book worth reading/listening to and I don't want to discourage anyone from doing so.

Daviana

- Amazing book

I love this book. Les miserables is amazing book and movie.