A plot overview of the play les miserables

Javert is waiting for Valjean at the exit, but rather than arresting him, he shows Valjean mercy and allows him to bring the wounded Marius to safety Marius never learns the identity of the man who saved him.

Javert arrives to take Valjean back into custody, but Valjean asks Javert for time to fetch Cosette.

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Valjean promises Fantine that he will take care of her daughter Cosette, but this task is interrupted when Valjean hears that a man named Champmathieu has been mistakenly identified as him, and faces life imprisonment as a recidivist convict.

She had been receiving child support payments from M. Act II Edit The students prepare to build the barricade. One of the strangers was a man who had stolen a loaf of bread, similar to Jean Valjean.

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Myriel treats Valjean with kindness, and Valjean repays the bishop by stealing his silverware. He adopts the name Monsieur Madeleine, and becomes a successful factory owner. The novel opens with a statement about the bishop of Digne in and immediately shifts: "Although these details in no way essentially concern that which we have to tell The Bishop tells Valjean that he must use the silver "to become an honest man" and that he has "bought Valjean's soul for God" "Valjean Arrested, Valjean Forgiven". Mother Innocente a. There, Javert tells Valjean he will wait for him in the street, but when Valjean scans the street from the landing window he finds Javert has gone. Grantaire is often drunk and is unconscious for the majority of the June Rebellion.

Bayard's drawing appeared in several of the novel's earliest French-language editions. A female supervisor discovers that she is an unwed mother and dismisses her.

Valjean promptly breaks parole but later uses money from stolen silver to reinvent himself as a mayor and factory owner. Cosette and Marius rush in to bid farewell. Each chapter is relatively short, commonly no longer than a few pages.

He crawls underneath the cart, manages to lift it, and frees him.

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He used to be a shepherd from the Pyrenees who became a smuggler. Valjean and Cosette flee to Paris. Grantaire gets angry and asks the students if they fear to die as Marius wonders if Cosette will remember him if he dies "Drink with Me". After Valjean escapes again, Javert attempts one more arrest in vain. Javert discovers their hideout, however, and they are forced to flee. After the wedding, Valjean confesses to Marius that he is an ex-convict. He finds his friends from the ABC Society at a barricade, where they are doing battle against the police and the army. Considered notoriously unlucky, Lesgle begins balding at the age of twenty-five. Valjean loses the will to live and retires to his bed. Valjean tries to help a poor factory worker, Fantine, by saving her child, Cosette, from innkeepers who are holding her captive as a slave. Valjean intervenes and brings Fantine to a hospital; she is deathly ill after the snowball incident. Because of political differences within the family, Marius has never met his father, Georges Pontmercy.

The town's police inspector, Inspector Javertwho was an adjutant guard at the Bagne of Toulon during Valjean's incarceration, becomes suspicious of the mayor after witnessing this remarkable feat of strength.

Desperate, Valjean knocks on the door of M. Synopsis [This version is a close adaptation of the Broadway stage musical with the dialogue entirely in song] In France, convict Jean Valjean Hugh Jackman is released on parole by prison guard Javert Russell Crowe after serving a year sentence for stealing a loaf of bread as well as repeated escape attempts.

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Grantaire gets angry and asks the students if they fear to die as Marius wonders if Cosette will remember him if he dies "Drink with Me". His grandfather seems stern and angry, but has been longing for Marius's return. Synopsis [This version is a close adaptation of the Broadway stage musical with the dialogue entirely in song] In France, convict Jean Valjean Hugh Jackman is released on parole by prison guard Javert Russell Crowe after serving a year sentence for stealing a loaf of bread as well as repeated escape attempts. Several recordings have also been made. It is usually cropped to a head-and-shoulders portrait, superimposed on the French flag. Javert discovers their hideout, however, and they are forced to flee. A dandy named Bamatabois harasses Fantine in the street, and she reacts by striking him. London: Hurst and Blackett , October He evades a police patrol, and reaches an exit gate but finds it locked. The Mayor then rescues Fauchelevant who is pinned beneath an overturned cart. Later that evening, Marius goes back to Valjean's and Cosette's house on Rue Plumet, but finds the house no longer occupied. She travels to America with her father at the end of the novel. Hearing this, they reluctantly retire. Later, Marius mourns for his friends but Cosette comforts him. The first English translation.
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