Objects & Places from Les Miserables

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Silver Candlesticks

These objects, belonging to M. Myriel, represent compassion and the light of love and hope.


Les Miserables opens in this French community in Part I – Fantine. Charles Myriel is the bishop of this community.

The Gorbeau House

This run-down tenement is where Jean Valjean and Cosette live briefly after Valjean has rescued Cosette from the Thénardiers. He is forced to flee after Javert tracks him here.


This is the name of the convent where Jean Valjean and Cosette find refuge from Javert. Here, they live five happy years of redemption.

Friends of the ABC

This secret organization of student republicans is led by Enjolras in the novel.

Battle of Waterloo

This conflict occurred on June 18, 1815, in present-day Belgium, and marked the end of Napoleon Bonaparte's reign of the French Empire.

June Rebellion

This conflict, also known as the Paris Uprising of 1832, was an...

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