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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 40 extras

Nov 13, 2018

If you'd like to learn more about Éponine's song in this section, browse the complete works of Pierre-Jean Béranger. The lyrics are (of course) in French, and each song has a little player that lets you hear the tune. Here is Ma Grand'mère, which we see her sing...

Oct 30, 2018

When you visit a place, it's only polite to try to learn a bit of the language....

Episode 39 extras

Oct 30, 2018

Just one little extra for you this time: a map of France's regional languages:

Oct 16, 2018

Gavroche teaches us a thing or two about fatherhood.