Thinking about how early in the siege at the barricade, before the troops arrive, a man called Le Cabuc shoots a bystander. Enjolras executes him on the spot to prevent the violence from spreading. He later turns out to have been an undercover police agent.
@readlesmispod Congratulations on completing the podcast! I really enjoyed listening to it and learned a lot, from the cultural background I was missing, to catching so many details and connections I’d missed.
@readlesmispod @FreedomTide I realized that I never got around to reading the unabridged version of Notre Dame, only an abridged one. I’m going to have to do that one of these days.
I don’t think I’ll live-tweet it, though!
The Les Miserables Reading Companion podcast @email@example.com has gotten to the infamous chapter on the Paris sewers. There’s a surprising amount of political context that contemporary readers would have caught.
RT @readlesmispod: In episode 49, now available….
RT @readlesmispod: I plan to live tweet #LesMisPBS (from the point of view of a reader/fan of the book) when it’s on here in the Eastern time zone of the US. More details soon….
— Masterpiece PBS (@masterpiecepbs) April 7, 2019
@readlesmispod Yeah, I suppose there’s that. Lowered expectations -> might appreciate it better. 🤷
RT @readlesmispod: This is not entirely encouraging:
“The book, […] is not the kind of book Davies is typically engaged with, he said, describing it as possessing ‘not many subtleties’.”
@readlesmispod Oh great…
RT @readlesmispod: In this week’s episode, “Ep45 – IV,13,i – IV,14,v – The Will to Die,” the fight for freedom is just another word for nothing left to lose.
What’s the time? 2/4 6:01!
RT @readlesmispod: Our characters all have their own reasons for joining the cause in this week’s episode….
RT @readlesmispod: “It’s got a kind of obvious contemporary relevance”
Airing soon in the UK; no dates yet (that I could find) for when it will air on PBS “Masterpiece” in the US. https://www.theguardian.com/film/2018/dec/13/les-miserables-with-contemporary-relevance-to-air-on-bbc
RT @readlesmispod: “Ep42 – IV,10,i-v – Paris Rising Up” available now! (Note: It’s not about current events… much.)
RT @goodreads: Creative Bookends That You Have to See From Up Close to Really Appreciate https://www.boredpanda.com/wooden-bookshelf-insert-monde-japan/
The latest episode of @readlesmispod covers the amazing scene where Eponine single-handedly stares down 6 hardened criminals and wins.
As always, their analysis turns up some really interesting connections with other parts of the book! https://readlesmis.libsyn.com/ep40-iv8i-v-the-dangers-girls-face
@readlesmispod …like the fact that Eponine channels both Javert and Thenardier, the two main antagonists, but uses their traits to act heroically.
RT @readlesmispod: Today.