I used to read Les Misérables, as Wikipedia desribes it, it is an 1862 French novel by author Victor Hugo that is widely considered one of the greatest novels of the nineteenth century. The title is variously translated from the French as The Miserable, The Wretched, The Poor Ones, The Wretched Poor, or The Victims. Beginning in 1815 and culminating in the 1832 June Rebellion, the novel follows the lives and interactions of several French characters, focusing on the struggles of ex-convict Jean Valjean and his experience of redemption. I read it for a high school project but never had a chance to finish it because it is so epic and i couldn’t contain the emotions the book have.

But Les Misérables is mostly known for it’s musical version. One of the things that piqued my curiosity is when Lea Salonga plays Eponine on its 10th anniversary run. Watch her here…

Aside from that a movie version is in the works where an all star cast are slated. Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe and Anne Hathaway to play Fantine, my favorite character on the novel. Here’s the trailer…

 

 

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