History Literature / LesMiserables

1st Jul '17 8:45:58 AM Everlighte
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* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: Contrary to the beliefs of many due to more recent portrayals of the characters in the musical post 2010 and the 2012 movie, Fantine has blonde hair, Cosette has brown, and Éponine's hair is described as auburn.

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* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: Contrary to the beliefs of many due to more recent portrayals of the characters in the musical post 2010 and the 2012 movie, Fantine has blonde hair, Cosette has brown, and Éponine's hair is described as auburn.auburn (or chestnut, depending on the translation).
19th Jun '17 6:27:41 PM PaulA
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* AffluentAscetic: Bishop Myriel's position comes with a large salary and a palatial official residence. He allows the local hospital to occupy the palace while he lives in a small adjoining building, and donates nearly all his salary to charity. The only touch of luxury he permits himself is his silverware, which he values for its sentimental associations more than its monetary value.
8th May '17 10:19:36 AM invoke442
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* AuthorFilibuster: Almost half of the book is Hugo exposing directly his thoughts about the ills of society, history (mostly the first half of the 19th century), the struggle for democracy, and many other subjects. Sometimes, there are no mentions of the main characters of the novel for a hundred pages. It is fortunate for the reader that Victor Hugo's thoughts ''are'' extremely interesting, well-written, and ahead of their time. "The Intestine of the Leviathan" = "HEY KIDS, ISN'T THE SEWER SYSTEM OF PARIS INTERESTING?" To which the answer is, of course, "Yes. Yes it is." Even more obvious towards the end of the book, when he spends multiple chapters justifying the use of "argot", ie popular or vulgar speech. Hugo's previous works had been criticized precisely for relying on this type of language, which was deemed too vulgar for "real" literature.

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* AuthorFilibuster: Almost half of the book is Hugo exposing directly his thoughts about the ills of society, history (mostly the first half of the 19th century), the struggle for democracy, and many other subjects. Sometimes, there are no mentions of the main characters of the novel for a hundred pages. It is fortunate for the reader that Victor Hugo's thoughts ''are'' extremely interesting, well-written, and ahead of their time. "The Intestine of the Leviathan" = "HEY KIDS, ISN'T THE SEWER SYSTEM OF PARIS INTERESTING?" To which the answer is, of course, "Yes. Yes it is." Even more obvious towards the end of the book, when he spends multiple chapters justifying the use of "argot", ie "argot" (i.e., popular or vulgar speech.speech). Hugo's previous works had been criticized precisely for relying on this type of language, which was deemed too vulgar for "real" literature.
21st Apr '17 11:00:41 PM Fiwen9430
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** The man trapped by the fallen cart, Fauchelevent, later saves Valjean (and Cosette) when he allows them into the convent, in repayment.
1st Apr '17 6:35:25 AM PaulA
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* OneSteveLimit: Averted. There are no less that ''six''characters named Jean, or some variation thereof.
** Particularly notable with the [[FamilyThemeNaming Valjean family]], which consists of [[RepetitiveName Jean and Jeanne Valjean]], and their children, Jean and Jeanne Valjean.

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* OneSteveLimit: Averted. There are no less that ''six''characters than ''six'' characters named Jean, or some variation thereof.
** Particularly notable with
thereof -- four of them in the [[FamilyThemeNaming Valjean family]], which consists of [[RepetitiveName Jean and Jeanne Valjean]], and their children, Jean and Jeanne Valjean.
31st Mar '17 7:25:27 AM CupcakeOtaku87
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* OneSteveLimit: Averted. There are no less that ''six''characters named Jean, or some variation thereof. Particularly notable with the [FamilyThemeNaming Valjean family]], which consists of [RepetitiveName Jean and Jeanne Valjean]], and their children, Jean and Jeanne Valjean.

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* OneSteveLimit: Averted. There are no less that ''six''characters named Jean, or some variation thereof. Particularly
**Particularly
notable with the [FamilyThemeNaming [[FamilyThemeNaming Valjean family]], which consists of [RepetitiveName [[RepetitiveName Jean and Jeanne Valjean]], and their children, Jean and Jeanne Valjean.
31st Mar '17 7:22:42 AM CupcakeOtaku87
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*OneSteveLimit: Averted. There are no less that ''six''characters named Jean, or some variation thereof. Particularly notable with the [FamilyThemeNaming Valjean family]], which consists of [RepetitiveName Jean and Jeanne Valjean]], and their children, Jean and Jeanne Valjean.
22nd Mar '17 9:56:13 AM Darkknightskye
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* Subverted with Eponine. She's described to be homely, and although she's not as kind and caring as Cosette is or as passionate as Enjolras, she's not a conniving, manipulative JerkAss like her parents either.

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* ** Subverted with Eponine. She's described to be homely, and although she's not as kind and caring as Cosette is or as passionate as Enjolras, she's not a conniving, manipulative JerkAss like her parents either.
22nd Mar '17 9:55:51 AM Darkknightskye
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* Subverted with Eponine. She's described to be homely, and although she's not as kind and caring as Cosette is or as passionate as Enjolras, she's not a conniving, manipulative JerkAss like her parents either.
1st Mar '17 5:32:18 PM PaulA
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** The fact that Grantaire signs his paintings as "R" can be confusing for English readers, but in French the capital is called "grand R", phonetically pronounced "Grahnd Air".

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** The fact that Grantaire signs his paintings as "R" can be confusing for English readers, but in French the capital R is called "grand R", phonetically pronounced "Grahnd Air".
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