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into the parisian underworld


Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Welcome to the Parisian Underworld, a place where people have gathered to discuss the great work of Victor Hugo's Les Misérables (the unabridged version). There is no time limit to finish the book so feel free to read at your own pace and enjoy every page.

If you are interested in joining us as we tackle 1000+ pages of great literature please leave a comment with your email address and your blog address (if you have one). Or you can email me at randomfieldnotes[at]googlemail[dot]com to be added.

Once you've been added to the blog please introduce yourself, maybe tell us why you're reading Les Misérables or how far along you are if you've already started. Don't forget to label your posts with your name so that people can look up your reviews/progress. I also thought the best way to label reviews would be by the sections given in the book (Fantine, Cosette, Marius, Saint-Denis and Jean Valjean) so if your review falls within one of those sections please label it accordingly. Also feel free to use character names (i.e. Javert) as labels. Make sure you capitalize all names so they're categorized properly.

I look forward to reading everyone's thoughts and progress!


posted by Ashleigh, 20:21


Thanks for setting this up Ashleigh! It looks great! Can you sign me up--or send me an invite--I think that's how it works? My email: danielle_torres@hotmail.com.
I'd like to participate--I've just completed Book 1. My email:

commented by Blogger SFP, March 29, 2008 at 6:10 PM  
Susan--Does that mean all of Fantine or just the first part on Myriel? If you've already read all of Fantine--I'm never going to catch up! :)
Just the first part, although I've been reading this afternoon and should have the first Jean Valjean section finished by bedtime.

I'm trying to catch up with you two!
Ashleigh, please count me in. I've checked a copy of Les Miserables out of the library and I'm ready to dive in. My email address is katesbookblog@yahoo.ca. Thanks!

Oh-I'm so glad there's a group blog now! :) My e-mail is astripedarmchair@gmail.com
commented by Blogger Eva, March 31, 2008 at 7:46 AM  
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commented by Anonymous Beth Sieg, March 31, 2008 at 7:38 PM  
I'd like to join too! My email is booksplease@btinternet.com

Hello! Sorry to be such a late comer, but I would like to take advantage of this occasion to read Les Mis again.

Blogger doesn't let me sign in with my wordpress account, so I'm using another that you can't click on, unfortunately. I will send my email address via email.

Looking forward!
Deborah @ exuberantreader.wordpress.com
I am so glad I came to visite your blogs,I just left Wendy's.

I am Francaise and Parisienne.
i love this blog and will visit often, I am adding you to my favorites :)

Have a wonderful Sunday and thank-you for this slice of France my home (I live in the US where my 3 sons made their home, so I am here to stay)
I haven't read any Hugo in a long time, think I'll start reading Les Misérables. Thanks.
I finished reading Les Miserables while on break at work yesterday. I must say that the experience of this journey had many instances of joy and sorrow. I caution anyone in finishing the book at work. It is difficult to hide the tears. I had to leave my office a few times to collect myself and reapply makeup so that no one would notice. One of the greatest experiences I've had in my life was sharing this adventure with Les Miserables. I wish I had found this site while I was reading. But still I'll read your thoughts and hopefully share.

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