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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 53 extras

May 28, 2019

I've added the location of Javert's reflection and his final moments to our Google map, in the Part V layer. 

For those who are interested, the reference to Racine I mentioned is in Act II scene 2 of Phèdre, here in French, and in English.

And here's a period lithograph about the Fampoux train derailment in 1846: