#55- Les Misérables, Victor Hugo part 1

Les Misérables, is an epic and historical fiction novel by Victor Hugo, published in French in 1862. Les Misérables is considered one of the greatest novels of the 19th century. In 5 volume Victor Hugo tells a history of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice, and redemption. it takes place in France in 1815, (more than two decades after the start of the French Revolution). The Miserable Ones, The Poor Ones, The Victims and The Dispossessed, the novel follows the lives and interactions of several characters, particularly the struggles of an ex-convict Jean Valjean. It has been popularized through numerous adaptations for film, television, and the stage, including musical on Broadway. The Broadway production of "Les Misérables" ran for 16 years on Broadway in New York city. The show opened on March 12, 1987 at the Broadway Theatre. in October 1990 was transferred to the Imperial Theatre. The musical runs approximately 3 hours. In this recording I will show some of the main Characters of Les Misérables   though the lens of the Musical show, since the book itself is an exceptionally long for this podcast. Fantine – A beautiful Parisian young working-class Frenchwoman abandoned with a small child by her lover Félix Tholomyès. Fantine leaves her baby daughter Cosette in the care of the Thénardiers, and finds work at Monsieur Madeleine's factory, Fantine was Illiterate, so she has others write letters to the Thénardiers on her behalf. A female supervisor discovers that she is an unwed mother and dismisses her. To meet the Thénardiers' repeated demands for money, she sells her hair and two front teeth, and turns to prostitution. Fantine becomes ill, and died living little Cosette with the Thérnardier innkeepers in the village of Montfermeil Fantine’s lamentations. There was a time when men were kind. When their voices were soft. And their words inviting. There was a time when love was blind. And the world was a song. And the song was exciting. There was a time... Then it all went wrong. I dreamed a dream in time gone by, When hope was high And life worth living. I dreamed that love would never die. I dreamed that God would be forgiving. Then I was young and unafraid, And dreams were made and used and wasted. There was no ransom to be paid, No song unsung, no wine untasted. But the tigers come at night With their voices soft as thunder As they tear your hope apart As they turn your dreams to shame He slept a summer by my side He filled my days with endless wonder He took my childhood in his stride But he was gone when autumn came And still I dream he’ll come to me That we will live the years together But there are dreams that cannot be And there are storms we cannot weather I had a dream my life would be So different from this hell I’m living So different now from what it seemed Now life has killed the dream - I dream Ruthie Henshall - I Dreamed A Dream (Les Miserables 10th Anniversary Concert – Royal Albert Hall in London) --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/uirapuru/message

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This podcast is for people taking early steps in the English language. I will be reading: popular nursery rhymes, Poems, and short stories. Since beginning ESL students are not regularly exposed to English literature, I hope that you enjoy reading and listening to these beautiful writings and learn something new!