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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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Feb 5, 2019

What do our characters gain when they have nothing left to lose?

Episode 45 extras

Feb 5, 2019

Just one extra to offer you today: here again are the Google map and the 1830 map, if you want to trace Marius's route to the...

Episode 44 extras

Jan 23, 2019

First, some pictures of barricades.

This page has a series of pictures of historical barricades built during various uprisings in Paris. It's a tradition that continues to this day.

And some pictures of how Hugo's barricade has been imagined:

Once Les Misérables came out, representations of the June Rebellion were...