#LesMisReadalong on Twitter: Week 6 Highlights
Here we at the end of Week 6 of the Les Misérables Chapter-a-Day Read-along, and the story is really beginning to move. We’ve read forty-two chapters so far–about 170 pages–and this past week we were introduced to some of the most important characters in the book. It’s still not too late to join in the fun, simply download the reading schedule and do what you can to catch up. Speaking of joining in, we welcome Laura Roberts who jumped in this past week, as you can see below in the highlights from last week’s Twitter conversation at #LesMisReadalong:
— Rick Barry (@RickBarry44) February 4, 2018
"Sometimes the simplest is the wisest. That's how it is." Les Miserables (Pt1, Bk3, Ch3) – Taking this Sunday to catch up after having fallen behind on the #lesmisreadalong
— Russell B Smith (@possiblehorizon) February 5, 2018
"Soon loved, soon gone. That is the story." [Wilbour]
"No sooner is he gone than he is loved. This is an adventure, indeed." [Hapgood]
"So soon as he has left me I am beginning to grow fond of him; the old story." [Wraxall]
V1 B3 C9 #LesMisReadalong pic.twitter.com/zn5r52IyRy
— Rick Barry (@RickBarry44) February 5, 2018
I've been writing a quote from each chapter on each day of the month I was *supposed* to read it, in order to catch up. Isn't it funny how the entirety of Fantine Book 1 is actually about M. Bienvenue – and Fantine hasn't even been introduced yet? #LesMisReadalong pic.twitter.com/HoALystalR
— Laura Roberts (@buttontapper) February 5, 2018
Now that we're at the end of Book 3, I'm surprised that it took this long to be introduced to the title character of the volume. #lesmisreadalong
— Carrie Adair (@MissCarrieLA) February 6, 2018
"…had she stood upright [she] might perhaps have scared the traveller from the outset, undermined her trustfulness and forestalled what we have to relate. Someone sitting instead of standing–destinies hang on this." V1, B4, C1 #LesMisReadalong pic.twitter.com/sJ8xxnOd7u
— Nick Senger (@nsenger) February 6, 2018
Hooray! I am finally all caught up on the #LesMisReadalong as of this morning. Happy to see Fantine FINALLY arrive on the scene in Book 3, Chapter 2… too bad Tholomyes is such an obvious scoundrel; "wrinkled and toothless" should've given her a clue to avoid him! pic.twitter.com/sFneiCgwCx
— Laura Roberts (@buttontapper) February 6, 2018
V1B4C2 #lesmisreadalong Thenardiers "They belonged to that indeterminate layer of society, sandwiched between the middle & lower classes, which consists of riff-raff who have risen in the world & more cultivated persons who have sunk, & which combines the worst qualities of both" pic.twitter.com/j4ukU5MFz1
— 📚Brona's Books📚 (@bronasbooks) February 6, 2018
"To trust is sometimes to surrender" This title from Les Miserables (Pt 1, bk 4) is wise and multi layered in meaning – both ominous and hopeful. #lesmisreadalong
— Russell B Smith (@possiblehorizon) February 7, 2018
— AStrongBeliefWicker (@AStrongBelief) February 7, 2018
What were the Thénardiers?
V1 B4 C2 #LesMisReadalong
"WHAT were…?" LOL pic.twitter.com/HHPBwosRgP
— Rick Barry (@RickBarry44) February 7, 2018
— 📚Brona's Books📚 (@bronasbooks) February 8, 2018
"It was a heart-breaking thing to see in winter, this poor child, not yet six years old, shivering in her tattered old rags of coarse cloth, sweeping the street before daylight with an enormous broom in her tiny red hands and a teardrop in those big eyes." V1B4C3 #lesmisreadalong pic.twitter.com/K3VuugDZL0
— Nick Senger (@nsenger) February 8, 2018
In the place she was called the Lark. People like figurative names and were pleased thus to name this little being, not larger than a bird, trembling, frightened, and shivering….
Only the poor Lark never sang.
V1 B4 C3 #LesMisReadalong
— Rick Barry (@RickBarry44) February 8, 2018
Both Cosette and Fantine were named in the street. It makes me wonder if Fantine's mother found herself in situation like Fantine did with Cosette. #lesmisreadalong
— Carrie Adair (@MissCarrieLA) February 8, 2018
It's interesting to me that Cosette is the character who appears on the book's cover in many editions, and yet one would assume that Fantine is our heroine/main character, based on the fact that hers are the opening volumes of this book… #LesMisReadalong
— Laura Roberts (@buttontapper) February 8, 2018
And I’ve just read the scene about Cosette which is on the front cover of the Rose translation & obviously an iconic #lesmis moment – absolutely heartbreaking #lesmisreadalong #howcanpeoplebesounkind ?
— 📚Brona's Books📚 (@bronasbooks) February 9, 2018
V1B5C1 #lesmisreadalong Montreuil-sur-mer: It was 10 years since she had left the district, and in that time things had greatly changed.
Is the beneficent stranger Jean Valjean? Enough clues to suggest yes, but we've already met so many characters, Madeleine could be but another pic.twitter.com/hYANRaHzbo
— 📚Brona's Books📚 (@bronasbooks) February 10, 2018
V1B5C2 #lesmisreadalong But M. Madeleine refused to accept the Grand Cross (Chevalier of the legion d'honneur).
Decidedly the man was an enigma. The know-alls saved their faces by saying, 'Well anyway he's up to something.' pic.twitter.com/kKy6BVI5FH
— 📚Brona's Books📚 (@bronasbooks) February 10, 2018