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Free Study Guide for Les Miserables by Victor Hugo: "Les Mis"

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Les Miserables


Victor Hugo

First published: 1862

TheBestNotes Study Guide by Karen S.C. Ruff, D.A.

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Table of Contents

Literary Elements

• Setting
• Character List
• Conflict
• Short Summary (Synopsis)
• Themes
• Mood
• Victor Hugo - Biography
• Note on Overall Structure of the Novel

Chapter Summaries with Notes / Analysis
• Book First: An Upright Man
• Book Second: The Fall
• Book Third: In the Year 1817
• Book Fourth: Entrust is Sometimes to Abandon
• Book Fifth: The Descent
• Book Sixth: Javert
• Book Seventh: The Champmathieu Affair
• Book Eighth: Counter Stroke
• Book First: Waterloo
• Book Second: The Ship Orion
• Book Third: Fufillment of the Promise to the Departed
• Book Fourth: The Old Gorbeau House
• Book Fifth: A Dark Chase Needs a Silent Hound
• Book Sixth: Petit Picpus
• Book Seventh: A Parenthesis
• Book Eighth: Cemeteries Take What is Given Them
• Book First: Paris Atomised
• Book Second: The Grand Bourgeois
• Book Third: The Grandfather and the Grandson
• Book Fourth: Friends of the ABC
• Book Fifth: The Excellence of Misfortune
• Book Sixth: The Conjunction of Two Stars
• Book Seventh: Patron Minette
• Book Eighth: The Noxious Poor
• Book First: A Few Pages of History
• Book Second: Eponine
• Book Third: The House in the Rue Plummet
• Book Fourth: Aid From Below May Be Aid From Above
• Book Fifth: The End of Which is Unlike the Beginning
• Book Sixth: Little Gavroche
• Book Seventh: Argot
• Book Eighth: Enchantment and Desolation
• Book Ninth: Where are They Going
• Book Tenth: June 5th, 1832
• Book Eleventh: The Atom Fraternizes With the Hurricane
• Book Twelfth: History of Corinth From Its Foundation
• Book Thirteenth: Marius Enters the Shadow
• Book Fourteenth: The Grandeurs of Despair
• Book Fifteenth: The Rue De L'Homme Arme
• Book First: War Between Four Walls
• Book Second: The Intestine of Leviathan
• Book Third: Mire but Soul
• Book Fourth: Javert Off the Track
• Book Fifth: The Grandson and the Grandfather
• Book Sixth: The White Night
• Book Seventh: The Last Drop in the Chalice
• Book Eighth: The Twilight Wane
• Book Ninth: Supreme Shadow, Supreme Dawn

Overall Analysis
• Character Analysis
• Themes - Theme Analysis
• Plot Structure Analysis
• Point of View

• Study Questions

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