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After seeing Hollywood's newest adaptation of Les Misérables and reading more about Victor Hugo's magnificent work, I'm afraid I'm going to have to fall into 1500 pages of 19th century France. Contrasting rigid and sometimes brutal law against unexplainable, magnificent grace, I think it'll be worth the effort.
In the meantime, I've taken some of my favorite quotes from the book and set them against images I've captured over the past year.
Stay tuned for more in the near future…I had a hard time choosing just six (which would mean now is a great time to subscribe to my RSS feed or by email if you haven't already 🙂 ).
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Here are my thoughts:) (Love your quotes and photographs!)
Les Miserables is one of my favorite books (except for the chapter on the ancient history of the French sewers). I’ve read it twice and will now start my third time after seeing the movie. My friends and I are going to the Broadway play (in our state, not NY)in March and I cannot wait. Vive la France!
Les Mis has LONG been my favorite Broadway musical. I’ve seen it on stage at least 5 times, twice in NYC and I own the soundtrack from the 10th Anniversary recording. I was bound to be critical of the movie given how much I love the stage production and yet I loved it. I have seen it twice and cried both times. I’m going to see it again this week and expect to cry then too. The story is just so powerful on so many levels. Thank you for sharing these quotes. I read the book a long time ago but you make me want to read it again. Thanks for sharing!
The contrasting of God’s mercy shown to Jean Valjean and the strict legalism of Detective Javert is what has always and most consistently drawn me to ‘Les Miserables’. I haven’t seen the most recent movie yet, but I still loved Liam Neeson’s characterization of Valjean in the movie version he starred in. Neeson caught the power of Valjean’s character so well. I still want to try and read the book especially since I have an electronic copy now and no excuse not to read it. 🙂