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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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I still very much look forward to reading your comments! (Unless you're a troll; I will exercise ruthless editorial authority when it comes to trolls!)


Episode 32 extras

Aug 30, 2018

Nothing in particular for the extras this week, but here's a picture of Marius looking in on his neighbors, from the 1958 adaptation by Jean-Paul Le Chanois:

Aug 21, 2018

Love, theatrics, and betrayal in the Gorbeau house.

Episode 31 extras

Aug 21, 2018

Here are the chapters of Notre-Dame de Paris (1831) that first brought us Hugo's spider metaphor, in French and in English (here and here).

The locations in this episode are not new to us, so they're already on our Google map, but you'll have look for them in the Part II layer.

And finally, here's a website with...

Aug 7, 2018

We explore miners and their tools, and how they fit into Les Misérables.