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Welcome to the website for "The Les Misérables Reading Companion," where you'll find all the episodes of this podcast about Victor Hugo's Les Misérables, plus extras relating to what I've discussed there. 

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Episode 04 extras

Jan 16, 2018

Some items I mentioned in episode 04, for your further reading and exploration:

More about Napoleon's Hundred Days, including the Golfe-Juan Proclamations

Book V of Notre-Dame de Paris (in French) and of The Hunchback of Notre Dame (in English), including the chapter "Ceci Tuera Cela"/"This Will Kill That," on the cathedral and the printing press.

The poem "À l'obéissance passive" from Les Châtiments (in French).

And, the painting Le Radeau de la Méduse (The Raft of the Medusa) by Théodore Géricault: