Les Misérables is a novel by Victor Hugo that was first published in 1862.


See a complete list of the characters in Les Misérables and in-depth analyses of Jean Valjean, Cosette, Javert, Marius Pontmercy, and Fantine.

Literary Devices

Here's where you'll find analysis of the literary devices in Les Misérables, from the major themes to motifs and symbols.


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Further Study

Go further in your study of Les Misérables with background information and suggestions for further reading.


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