Contains "Les Misérables", by Sir Victor Hugo
Victor Hugo wrote at epic scale on grand themes: the irrepressibility of love, the morality of social and political institutions, the redemptive power of mercy, and the indomitability of the human spirit. The most popular writer in nineteenth-century France, his novels are sweeping romances imbued with colorful historical detail, passionate social commentary, moving sentiment, and dramatic character studies.
Jean Valjean, released on parole after 19 years on the chain gang, finds that the yellow ticket-of-leave condemns him to be an outcast. Only the saintly Bishop of Digne treats him kindly and Valjean, embittered by years of hardship, repays him by stealing some silver. Valjean is caught and brought back by police, and is astonished when the Bishop lies to the police to save him and also gives him two precious candlesticks. Valjean decides to start his life anew.
Eight years have passed and Valjean, having broken his parole and changed his name to Monsieur Madeleine, has risen to become mayor of Montreuil. Javert, a police sergeant who has been tracking the parole-breaker for years, discovers Valjean’s true identity and swears to put him back in jail. To keep his promise to Fantine, a dying woman, Valjean escapes from Javert and rescues Cossette, Fauntine’s illegitimate daughter, from the Thenardiers who have been lodging and mistreating the girl for five years. Valjean is again in disguise and lives a quiet life in Paris with Cossette, his “daughter”. He rescues Marius, a revolutionist who is in love with Cossette, from the fierce battle at the barricade. He is given the chance to kill Javert, but instead lets him go.
Valjean confesses the truth of his past to Marius before the young couple gets married and Maruis decides that Valjean should keep away from Cossette so as not to taint the sanctity and safety of their union. Thenardier tries to blackmail Marius, only to reveal the truth that it is Valjean who saved Marius from the barricade that night. Marius and Cossette go to Valjean before the old man dies. Moved by Valjean’s generosity and kindness, Jarvet gives up his duty as a police sergeant and commits suicide. The miserable world is enlightened by the glory of humanity.
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