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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 36 extras

Sep 25, 2018

We mentioned the chaining of the convicts at Bicêtre here again, so I will again link to Le Dernier Jour d'un condamné (The Last Day of a Condemned Man) in French and in English; the chapter describing such a chaining is chapter 13.

Bicêtre is on our Google map in the Part 2 layer, and in the current Part 4 layer, I have added the approximate spot where Jean Valjean and Cosette watched the chained convicts pass, at the Barrière du Maine.