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.

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.

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A lot of #LesMiserables adaptations tend to put extra focus on Javert’s role as Jean Valjean’s persecutor, making it personal. It makes for good drama, but it misses Victor Hugo’s point that the justice *system* is unjust. Javert is only its face.

A lot of #LesMiserables adaptations tend to put extra focus on Javert’s role as Jean Valjean’s persecutor, making it personal. It makes for good drama, but it misses Victor Hugo’s point that the justice *system* is unjust. Javert is only its face.

It’s Not Just Javert. It’s the System.

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@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 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.

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@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!

@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!

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RT @MSNBC: Victor Hugo’s novel ‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame,’ which helped rally support for the cathedral’s massive renovation in the 19th century, has rocketed to the top of Amazon’s bestseller list in France.

RT @MSNBC: Victor Hugo’s novel ‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame,’ which helped rally support for the cathedral’s massive renovation in the 19th century, has rocketed to the top of Amazon’s bestseller list in France. https://on.msnbc.com/2GqTrCU

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The Les Miserables Reading Companion podcast has gotten to the infamous chapter on the Paris sewers.

The Les Miserables Reading Companion podcast @readlesmispod@twitter.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.

http://readlesmis.libsyn.com/ep50-v2-human-waste

#LesMiserables #LesMis #books

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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….

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….

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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’.” Um…?

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’.”

Um…? https://deadline.com/2019/02/andrew-davies-les-miserables-dominic-west-david-oyelowo-masterpiece-pbs-tca-1202548014/

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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.

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

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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!

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

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@readlesmispod …like the fact that Eponine channels both Javert and Thenardier, the two main antagonists, but uses their traits to act heroically.

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