Suggestions for Further Reading
Bloom, Harold, ed. Victor Hugo. New York: Chelsea House Publishers, 1988.
Brombert, Victor H. Victor Hugo and the Visionary Novel. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1984.
Collingham, H. A. C. The July Monarchy: A Political History of France, 1830–1848. New York: Longman, 1988.
Grossman, Kathryn M. les Misérables: Conversion, Revolution, Redemption. NewYork: Twayne Publishers, 1996.
Grossman, Kathryn M. Figuring Transcendence in Les Misérables: Hugo’s Romantic Sublime. Carbondale, Illinois: Southern Illinois University Press, 1994.
Haine, W. Scott. The History of France. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 2000.
Porter, Laurence M. Victor Hugo. New York: Twayne Publishers, 1999.
Robb, Graham. Victor Hugo. New York: W. W. Norton, 1998.
by kiiiiid, January 30, 2013
and gavroche dies and the rest of france build a barricade and end the french revolution
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by Adi31415, March 28, 2013
Les Miserables is based around the turning point in French history, and it explores the nature of this change in terms of society, and uses this as a basis for explaining the revolution. It explains how the ‘miserables’, or ‘victims’, damned into a life of thievery and being the scum of the Earth aren’t inherently bad. The society which has not given them a chance forces them to be bad, or do bad things. Instead of understanding their inner goodness and their plight to change their ways, or giving them some kindness or hope, they a... Read more→
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