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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. 

This page is a work in progress. Come back early and often for updates!

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Episode 16 extras

Apr 10, 2018

For those who might be interested in old sailing warships here is a bit more information about the Orion.

And if you'd like to read the section of Notre-Dame de Paris (The Hunchback of Notre-Dame) where the Greek word ἈΝΆΓΚΗ and the spider metaphor make their first significant appearance, you can find it here (book 7, chapters 4 and 5): in French and in English. The novel's Preface (in French and in English) sets this word up as the foundation on which the whole novel is based.