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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. 

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Episode 46 extras

Feb 19, 2019

If you're interested in learning more about the fascinating life of George Sand, this book is a good place to start. Or, for a shorter commitment, encyclopedia articles here and here.

If you're interested in the details of the matter of the discrepancy between the letter Marius reads and the one Jean Valjean sees in the...

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...

Feb 5, 2019

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