Aug 1, 2019
Here's some more information about Victor Hugo's Poor Children's Dinners.
Now that we're "done" (we'll never be done) with Les Misérables, is there something else you'd like to see in this feed? Let me know at the links above!
It's been a pleasure reading with...
Jul 19, 2019
Here's what the last page of the manuscript looks like:
You can see here that Hugo originally had a different epitaph, which he crossed out. It reads:
"Il dort paisible après un sombre et long martyre.
Quand il n'eut plus son ange, il mourut sans rien dire;
La chose simplement d'elle-même arriva,
Jul 14, 2019
Today, too, there's nothing in particular outside the text to send you to for further exploration.
I think it's interesting that this starts to be the case at this point--the novel, like Jean Valjean's life, starts to contract, and be more closed in on itself, rather than expanding in every direction into the real...