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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!

The comment function on this page was giving us trouble--comments disappearing, that sort of thing--so I've shut it off...

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Episode 29 extras

Jul 31, 2018

All of the drama between Marius and Cosette in this section takes place in the Luxembourg gardens. This will not be the last time we see this spot either, so I've marked it on our Google map, even though it's pretty easy to locate in Paris without a marker. 

Here's an image of a young Hugo, closely matching...

Jul 31, 2018

So... what's a teen crush doing in here?

Jul 17, 2018

The descent into poverty is a familiar one.

Episode 28 extras

Jul 17, 2018

I've added the locations of Mabeuf's two main residences mentioned here to our Google map.

And here are links to a trailer and a clip of the French film adaptation that I mention here, as well as full information about...

Jul 10, 2018

Marius's horizons expand, and we try to get a sense of the new world he has entered.