A Running Record . . .
I thought it would be fitting for the first Les Miserables thread to be a running record of who had finished reading the book through Daily Lit. Simply post the date you started reading, and the date that you finished. Feel free to include a breif overview of your thoughts on the book, but try to keep spoilers to a minimum. If spoilers are a must, please label them clearly. Now, have fun!
I have just started (I'm on Part 25) and I am increasingly aware of my lack of knowledge of the French Revolution. Does anyone know a good resource to get an overview, or a timeline? It would really help me put things in perspective. TIA!
Jan 30, 2007 9:50 am
SparkNotes to the rescue. Here's info about the French Revolution:
I don't know if you've ever heard of Sparknotes -- it's basically study guides targeted to high school and college students -- and the way they carry it off is fantastic. They are a genuinely great way to get a basis in quite a few subjects.
Feb 3, 2007 9:55 am
I post a question, and forget to check for a reply... a belated thank you, Cien! Just what I was looking for.
Feb 17, 2007 10:38 am
I just started today (I'm sure it will take me several months to finish, as I read at work in between phone calls). Is this really the complete unabridged book? I could swear it would be more like 1000 parts. Also, for those who might know, how's the translation?
Mar 14, 2008 11:28 am
I started reading this on June 4, 2007 and finished it today: May 28, 2009. Wow, two years for a book!
May 28, 2009 7:22 am
@Traum Yes, the version of Les Miserables on the site is unabridged.
Congrats to all who've finished the book!
May 31, 2009 2:29 pm
by MaggieH (admin)
@organiclilac. Careful, this book is not about *the* French Revolution. It's about an abortive rising in 1830, years after the Bastille, Reign of Terror and Napoleon...
Mar 9, 2011 9:19 am
I started about a year ago and just finished. I am still crying over Jean Valjean and Fantine and the story of the candlesticks.
Apr 9, 2011 9:52 am