I mean, WHAT EVEN.
(Watch it and see if you don't get chills. Because you will.)
Is this not the BEST EVER??
Do you like to watch flash mobs? Have you ever (*gasp*) witnessed a flash mob? Do tell!
|me: not impressed|
|Seriously, if anyone ever uses one of these on me... instant marriage. ;)|
|this took me waaay to long|
|best chapter title ever|
|Is this really a shirt?|
"It was a hollow, cracked, smothered, rasping voice, the voice of an old man, roughened by brandy and liquor."
|so intense :)|
Victor Hugo's tale of injustice, heroism, and love follows the fortunes of Jean Valjean, an escaped convict determined to put his criminal past behind him. But his attempts to become a respected member of the community are constantly put under threat--by his own conscience, when, owing to a case of mistaken identity, another man is arrested in his place--and by the relentless investigations of the dogged policeman Javert...A compelling and compassionate view of the victims of early nineteenth-century French society, Les Misérables is a novel on an epic scale, moving inexorably from the eve of the battle of Waterloo to the July Revolution of 1830. (-from the back cover on the Norman Denny translation)
But some of the digressions, or interpolations, are still indefensible, the most flagrant being the account of the Battle of Waterloo, which occupies the third book of Part Two. It is sub-divided into nineteen chapters filling sixty-nine pages of the closely printed French text, and only the last chapter, seven pages long, has any real baring on Hugo's story...tremendous though it[Hugo's account of Waterloo] was, [it]had no more to do with the story of Les Miserables than any other major historical event that had occurred during the century. -Norman Denny
When thirty four years ago the narrator of this grave and gloomy storyintroduced into a work written with the same aim as the present, a robber talking argot, there was amazement and clamour.However, I will concur that certain sad aspects could've been avoided.
Cosette uttered a piercing cry:
"Father! my father! you shall live. You are going to live. I will have you live, do you hear!"
Jean Valjean raised his head towards her with adoration.
"Oh yes, forbid me to die. Who knows I shall obey perhaps. I was just dying when you came."
She appeared on the threshold; it seemed as if she were in a cloud.
Just at that instant the grandfather was about to blow his nose; he stopped short, holding his nose in his handkerchief, and looking at Cosette above it...What? xD