Les Mis: When Justice Is Overshadowed by the Law

I’m teaching Victor Hugo’s Les Mis√©rables this fall. First published to international acclaim in 1862, the novel’s inception actually took place in 1845 under the working title Jean Tr√©jean, which translator Julie Rose characterizes as “the story of a convict, a poor man persecuted by a system in which justice has been overshadowed by theContinue reading “Les Mis: When Justice Is Overshadowed by the Law”