Les Miserables

Les Miserables

Les Miserables
Victor Hugo?s most celebrated novel ?Les Miserables.? takes place in 19th century Europe after the French Revolution. It was released in 1862 after taking over twenty years to write. The main character is Jean Valjean who is imprisoned after stealing a loaf of bread. He is finally released after nineteen years in prison and quickly learns the hardships of a convict released into society. No one will hire him or trust him and he is even refused a room in Digne. The gracious Bishop of Digne, M. Myriel, offers him food and lodging for the night. Valjean accepts and after eating his fill he goes to bed only to awake during the night and steal the Bishop?s silver. He is quickly apprehended and brought back to the Bishop. Valjean thinks he is about to go back to prison but M. Myriel tells the soldiers that he gave Valjean the silver as a gift. In return, M. Myriel makes Valjean promise to change his ways and become an honest man. The Bishop?s action touches the heart of Valjean and he pledges to become successful and give back to the community. Posing

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