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Les Misérables
Victor Hugo
Les Misérables

An escaped convict steals two candlesticks and uses the proceeds to redeem himself and become an honest man.

Les Misérables
Volume I: Fantine
Book I: A Just Man
I: M. Myriel
II: M. Myriel Becomes M. Welcome
III: A Hard Bishopric for a Good Bishop
IV: Works Corresponding to Words
V: Monseigneur Bienvenu Made His Cassocks Last Too Long
VI: Who Guarded His House for Him
VII: Cravatte
VIII: Philosophy After Drinking
IX: The Brother as Depicted by the Sister
X: The Bishop in the Presence of an Unknown Light
XI: A Restriction
XII: The Solitude of Monseigneur Welcome
XIII: What He Believed
XIV: What He Thought
Book II: The Fall
I: The Evening of a Day of Walking
II: Prudence Counselled to Wisdom
III: The Heroism of Passive Obedience
IV: Details Concerning the Cheese-Dairies of Pontarlier
V: Tranquillity
VI: Jean Valjean
VII: The Interior of Despair
VIII: Billows and Shadows
IX: New Troubles
X: The Man Aroused
XI: What He Does
XII: The Bishop Works
XIII: Little Gervais
Book III: In the Year 1817
I: The Year 1817
II: A Double Quartette
III: Four and Four
IV: Tholomyès Is So Merry That He Sings a Spanish Ditty
V: At Bombarda’s
VI: A Chapter in Which They Adore Each Other
VII: The Wisdom of Tholomyès
VIII: The Death of a Horse
IX: A Merry End to Mirth
Book IV: To Confide Is Sometimes to Deliver Into a Person’s Power
I: One Mother Meets Another Mother
II: First Sketch of Two Unprepossessing Figures
III: The Lark
Book V: The Descent
I: The History of a Progress in Black Glass Trinkets
II: Madeleine
III: Sums Deposited with Laffitte
IV: M. Madeleine in Mourning
V: Vague Flashes on the Horizon
VI: Father Fauchelevent
VII: Fauchelevent Becomes a Gardener in Paris
VIII: Madame Victurnien Expends Thirty Francs on Morality
IX: Madame Victurnien’s Success
X: Result of the Success
XI: Christus Nos Liberavit
XII: M. Bamatabois’s Inactivity
XIII: The Solution of Some Questions Connected with the Municipal Police
Book VI: Javert
I: The Beginning of Repose
II: How Jean May Become Champ
Book VII: The Champmathieu Affair
I: Sister Simplice
II: The Perspicacity of Master Scaufflaire
III: A Tempest in a Skull
IV: Forms Assumed by Suffering During Sleep
V: Hindrances
VI: Sister Simplice Put to the Proof
VII: The Traveller on His Arrival Takes Precautions for Departure
VIII: An Entrance by Favor
IX: A Place Where Convictions Are in Process of Formation
X: The System of Denials
XI: Champmathieu More and More Astonished
Book VIII: A Counterblow
I: In What Mirror M. Madeleine Contemplates His Hair
II: Fantine Happy
III: Javert Satisfied
IV: Authority Reasserts Its Rights
V: A Suitable Tomb
Volume II: Cosette
Book I: Waterloo
I: What Is Met with on the Way from Nivelles
II: Hougomont
III: The Eighteenth of June, 1815
V: The Quid Obscurum of Battles
VI: Four O’Clock in the Afternoon
VII: Napoleon in a Good Humor
VIII: The Emperor Puts a Question to the Guide Lacoste
IX: The Unexpected
X: The Plateau of Mont-Saint-Jean
XI: A Bad Guide to Napoleon; A Good Guide to Bülow
XII: The Guard
XIII: The Catastrophe
XIV: The Last Square
XV: Cambronne
XVI: Quot Libras in Duce?
XVII: Is Waterloo to Be Considered Good?
XVIII: A Recrudescence of Divine Right
XIX: The Battlefield at Night
Book II: The Ship Orion
I: Number 24,601 Becomes Number 9,430
II: In Which the Reader Will Peruse Two Verses, Which Are of the Devil’s Composition, Possibly
III: The Ankle-Chain Must Have Undergone a Certain Preparatory Manipulation to Be Thus Broken with a Blow from a Hammer
Book III: Accomplishment of the Promise Made to the Dead Woman
I: The Water Question at Montfermeil
II: Two Complete Portraits
III: Men Must Have Wine, and Horses Must Have Water
IV: Entrance on the Scene of a Doll
V: The Little One All Alone
VI: Which Possibly Proves Boulatruelle’s Intelligence
VII: Cosette Side by Side with the Stranger in the Dark
VIII: The Unpleasantness of Receiving Into One’s House a Poor Man Who May Be a Rich Man
IX: Thénardier and His Manouvres
X: He Who Seeks to Better Himself May Render His Situation Worse
XI: Number 9,430 Reappears, and Cosette Wins It in the Lottery
Book IV: The Gorbeau Hovel
I: Master Gorbeau
II: A Nest for Owl and a Warbler
III: Two Misfortunes Make One Piece of Good Fortune
IV: The Remarks of the Principal Tenant
V: A Five-Franc Piece Falls on the Ground and Produces a Tumult
Book V: For a Black Hunt, a Mute Pack
I: The Zigzags of Strategy
II: It Is Lucky That the Pont d’Austerlitz Bears Carriages
III: To Wit, the Plan of Paris in 1727
IV: The Gropings of Flight
V: Which Would Be Impossible with Gas Lanterns
VI: The Beginning of an Enigma
VII: Continuation of the Enigma
VIII: The Enigma Becomes Doubly Mysterious
IX: The Man with the Bell
X: Which Explains How Javert Got on the Scent
Book VI: Le Petit-Picpus
I: Number 62 Rue Petit-Picpus
II: The Obedience of Martin Verga
III: Austerities
IV: Gayeties
V: Distractions
VI: The Little Convent
VII: Some Silhouettes of This Darkness
VIII: Post Corda Lapides
IX: A Century Under a Guimpe
X: Origin of the Perpetual Adoration
XI: End of the Petit-Picpus
Book VII: Parenthesis
I: The Convent as an Abstract Idea
II: The Convent as an Historical Fact
III: On What Conditions One Can Respect the Past
IV: The Convent from the Point of View of Principles
V: Prayer
VI: The Absolute Goodness of Prayer
VII: Precautions to Be Observed in Blame
VIII: Faith, Law
Book VIII: Cemeteries Take That Which Is Committed Them
I: Which Treats of the Manner of Entering a Convent
II: Fauchelevent in the Presence of a Difficulty
III: Mother Innocente
IV: In Which Jean Valjean Has Quite the Air of Having Read Austin Castillejo
V: It Is Not Necessary to Be Drunk in Order to Be Immortal
VI: Between Four Planks
VII: In Which Will Be Found the Origin of the Saying: Don’t Lose the Card
VIII: A Successful Interrogatory
IX: Cloistered
Volume III: Marius
Book I: Paris Studied in Its Atom
I: Parvulus
II: Some of His Particular Characteristics
III: He Is Agreeable
IV: He May Be of Use
V: His Frontiers
VI: A Bit of History
VII: The Gamin Should Have His Place in the Classifications of India
VIII: In Which the Reader Will Find a Charming Saying of the Last King
IX: The Old Soul of Gaul
X: Ecce Paris, Ecce Homo
XI: To Scoff, to Reign
XII: The Future Latent in the People
XIII: Little Gavroche
Book II: The Great Bourgeois
I: Ninety Years and Thirty-Two Teeth
II: Like Master, Like House
III: Luc-Esprit
IV: A Centenarian Aspirant
V: Basque and Nicolette
VI: In Which Magnon and Her Two Children Are Seen
VII: Rule: Receive No One Except in the Evening
VIII: Two Do Not Make a Pair
Book III: The Grandfather and the Grandson
I: An Ancient Salon
II: One of the Red Spectres of That Epoch
III: Requiescant
IV: End of the Brigand
V: The Utility of Going to Mass, in Order to Become a Revolutionist
VI: The Consequences of Having Met a Warden
VII: Some Petticoat
VIII: Marble Against Granite
Book IV: The Friends of the A.B.C.
I: A Group Which Barely Missed Becoming Historic
II: Blondeau’s Funeral Oration by Bossuet
III: Marius’ Astonishments
IV: The Back Room of the Café Musain
V: Enlargement of Horizon
VI: Res Angusta
Book V: The Excellence of Misfortune
I: Marius Indigent
II: Marius Poor
III: Marius Grown Up
IV: M. Mabeuf
V: Poverty a Good Neighbor for Misery
VI: The Substitute
Book VI: The Conjunction of Two Stars
I: The Sobriquet: Mode of Formation of Family Names
II: Lux Facta Est
III: Effect of the Spring
IV: Beginning of a Great Malady
V: Diverse Claps of Thunder Fall on Ma’am Bougon
VI: Taken Prisoner
VII: Adventures of the Letter U Delivered Over to Conjectures
VIII: The Veterans Themselves Can Be Happy
IX: Eclipse
Book VII: Patron Minette
I: Mines and Miners
II: The Lowest Depths
III: Babet, Gueulemer, Claquesous, and Montparnasse
IV: Composition of the Troupe
Book VIII: The Wicked Poor Man
I: Marius, While Seeking a Girl in a Bonnet, Encounters a Man in a Cap
II: Treasure Trove
III: Quadrifrons
IV: A Rose in Misery
V: A Providential Peephole
VI: The Wild Man in His Lair
VII: Strategy and Tactics
VIII: The Ray of Light in the Hovel
IX: Jondrette Comes Near Weeping
X: Tariff of Licensed Cabs: Two Francs an Hour
XI: Offers of Service from Misery to Wretchedness
XII: The Use Made of M. Leblanc’s Five-Franc Piece
XIII: Solus Cum Solo, in Loco Remoto, Non Cogitabuntur Orare Pater Noster
XIV: In Which a Police Agent Bestows Two Fistfuls on a Lawyer
XV: Jondrette Makes His Purchases
XVI: In Which Will Be Found the Words to an English Air Which Was in Fashion in 1832
XVII: The Use Made of Marius’ Five-Franc Piece
XVIII: Marius’ Two Chairs Form a Vis-a-Vis
XIX: Occupying One’s Self with Obscure Depths
XX: The Trap
XXI: One Should Always Begin by Arresting the Victims
XXII: The Little One Who Was Crying in Volume Two
Volume IV: The Idyl in the Rue Plumet and the Epic in the Rue Saint-Denis
Book I: A Few Pages of History
I: Well Cut
II: Badly Sewed
III: Louis Philippe
IV: Cracks Beneath the Foundation
V: Facts Whence History Springs and Which History Ignores
VI: Enjolras and His Lieutenants
Book II: Éponine
I: The Lark’s Meadow
II: Embryonic Formation of Crimes in the Incubation of Prisons
III: Apparition to Father Mabeuf
IV: An Apparition to Marius
Book III: The House in the Rue Plumet
I: The House with a Secret
II: Jean Valjean as a National Guard
III: Foliis Ac Frondibus
IV: Change of Gate
V: The Rose Perceives That It Is an Engine of War
VI: The Battle Begun
VII: To One Sadness Oppose a Sadness and a Half
VIII: The Chain-Gang
Book IV: Succor from Below May Turn Out to Be Succor from on High
I: A Wound Without, Healing Within
II: Mother Plutarque Finds No Difficulty in Explaining a Phenomenon
Book V: The End of Which Does Not Resemble the Beginning
I: Solitude and the Barracks Combined
II: Cosette’s Apprehensions
III: Enriched with Commentaries by Toussaint
IV: A Heart Beneath a Stone
V: Cosette After the Letter
VI: Old People Are Made to Go Out Opportunely
Book VI: Little Gavroche
I: The Malicious Playfulness of the Wind
II: In Which Little Gavroche Extracts Profit from Napoleon the Great
III: The Vicissitudes of Flight
Book VII: Slang
I: Origin
II: Roots
III: Slang Which Weeps and Slang Which Laughs
IV: The Two Duties: To Watch and to Hope
Book VIII: Enchantments and Desolations
I: Full Light
II: The Bewilderment of Perfect Happiness
III: The Beginning of Shadow
IV: A Cab Runs in English and Barks in Slang
V: Things of the Night
VI: Marius Becomes Practical Once More to the Extent of Giving Cosette His Address
VII: The Old Heart and the Young Heart in the Presence of Each Other
Book IX: Whither Are They Going?
I: Jean Valjean
II: Marius
III: M. Mabeuf
Book X: The 5th of June, 1832
I: The Surface of the Question
II: The Root of the Matter
III: A Burial; An Occasion to Be Born Again
IV: The Ebullitions of Former Days
V: Originality of Paris
Book XI: The Atom Fraternizes with the Hurricane
I: Some Explanations with Regard to the Origin of Gavroche’s Poetry
II: Gavroche on the March
III: Just Indignation of a Hairdresser
IV: The Child Is Amazed at the Old Man
V: The Old Man
VI: Recruits
Book XII: Corinthe
I: History of Corinthe from Its Foundation
II: Preliminary Gayeties
III: Night Begins to Descend Upon Grantaire
IV: An Attempt to Console the Widow Hucheloup
V: Preparations
VI: Waiting
VII: The Man Recruited in the Rue des Billettes
VIII: Many Interrogation Points with Regard to a Certain le Cabuc
Book XIII: Marius Enters the Shadow
I: From the Rue Plumet to the Quartier Saint-Denis
II: An Owl’s View of Paris
III: The Extreme Edge
Book XIV: The Grandeurs of Despair
I: The Flag: Act First
II: The Flag: Act Second
III: Gavroche Would Have Done Better to Accept Enjolras’ Carbine
IV: The Barrel of Powder
V: End of the Verses of Jean Prouvaire
VI: The Agony of Death After the Agony of Life
VII: Gavroche as a Profound Calculator of Distances
Book XV: The Rue de l’Homme Armé
I: A Drinker Is a Babbler
II: The Street Urchin an Enemy of Light
III: While Cosette and Toussaint Are Asleep
IV: Gavroche’s Excess of Zeal
Volume V: Jean Valjean
Book I: The War Between Four Walls
I: The Charybdis of the Faubourg Saint Antoine and the Scylla
II: What Is to Be Done in the Abyss if One Does Not Converse
III: Light and Shadow
IV: Minus Five, Plus One
V: The Horizon Which One Beholds from the Summit of a Barricade
VI: Marius Haggard, Javert Laconic
VII: The Situation Becomes Aggravated
VIII: The Artillerymen Compel People to Take Them Seriously
IX: Employment of the Old Talents of a Poacher and That Infallible Marksmanship Which Influenced the Condemnation of 1796
X: Dawn
XI: The Shot Which Misses Nothing and Kills No One
XII: Disorder a Partisan of Order
XIII: Passing Gleams
XIV: Wherein Will Appear the Name of Enjolras’ Mistress
XV: Gavroche Outside
XVI: How from a Brother One Becomes a Father
XVII: Mortuus Pater Filium Moriturum Expectat
XVIII: The Vulture Become Prey
XIX: Jean Valjean Takes His Revenge
XX: The Dead Are in the Right and the Living Are Not in the Wrong
XXI: The Heroes
XXII: Foot to Foot
XXIII: Orestes Fasting and Pylades Drunk
XXIV: Prisoner
Book II: The Intestine of the Leviathan
I: The Land Impoverished by the Sea
II: Ancient History of the Sewer
III: Bruneseau
V: Present Progress
VI: Future Progress
Book III: Mud but the Soul
I: The Sewer and Its Surprises
II: Explanation
III: The “Spun” Man
IV: He Also Bears His Cross
V: In the Case of Sand as in That of Woman, There Is a Fineness Which Is Treacherous
VI: The Fontis
VII: One Sometimes Runs Aground When One Fancies That One Is Disembarking
VIII: The Torn Coattail
IX: Marius Produces on Some One Who Is a Judge of the Matter, the Effect of Being Dead
X: Return of the Son Who Was Prodigal of His Life
XI: Concussion in the Absolute
XII: The Grandfather
Book IV: Javert Derailed
Book V: Grandson and Grandfather
I: In Which the Tree with the Zinc Plaster Appears Again
II: Marius, Emerging from Civil War, Makes Ready for Domestic War
III: Marius Attacked
IV: Mademoiselle Gillenormand Ends by No Longer Thinking It a Bad Thing That M. Fauchelevent Should Have Entered with Something Under His Arm
V: Deposit Your Money in a Forest Rather Than with a Notary
VI: The Two Old Men Do Everything, Each One After His Own Fashion, to Render Cosette Happy
VII: The Effects of Dreams Mingled with Happiness
VIII: Two Men Impossible to Find
Book VI: The Sleepless Night
I: The 16th of February, 1833
II: Jean Valjean Still Wears His Arm in a Sling
III: The Inseparable
IV: The Immortal Liver
Book VII: The Last Draught from the Cup
I: The Seventh Circle and the Eighth Heaven
II: The Obscurities Which a Revelation Can Contain
Book VIII: Fading Away of the Twilight
I: The Lower Chamber
II: Another Step Backwards
III: They Recall the Garden of the Rue Plumet
IV: Attraction and Extinction
Book IX: Supreme Shadow, Supreme Dawn
I: Pity for the Unhappy, but Indulgence for the Happy
II: Last Flickerings of a Lamp Without Oil
III: A Pen Is Heavy to the Man Who Lifted the Fauchelevent’s Cart
IV: A Bottle of Ink Which Only Succeeded in Whitening
V: A Night Behind Which There Is Day
VI: The Grass Covers and the Rain Effaces
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