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Les Miserables (en français)
by Victor Hugo
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Tome I
Livre premier— Un juste
Chapitre I: Monsieur Myriel
Chapitre II: Monsieur Myriel devient monseigneur Bienvenu
Chapitre III: À bon évêque dur évêché
Chapitre IV: Les œuvres semblables aux paroles
Chapitre V: Que monseigneur Bienvenu faisait durer trop longtemps ses soutanes
Chapitre VI: Par qui il faisait garder sa maison
Chapitre VII: Cravatte
Chapitre VIII: Philosophie après boire
Chapitre IX: Le frère raconté par la sœur
Chapitre X: L'évêque en présence d'une lumière inconnue
Chapitre XI: Une restriction
Chapitre XII: Solitude de monseigneur Bienvenu
Chapitre XIII: Ce qu'il croyait
Chapitre XIV: Ce qu'il pensait
Livre deuxième—La chute
Chapitre I: Le soir d'un jour de marche
Chapitre II: La prudence conseillée à la sagesse
Chapitre III: Héroïsme de l'obéissance passive
Chapitre IV: Détails sur les fromageries de Pontarlier
Chapitre V: Tranquillité
Chapitre VI: Jean Valjean
Chapitre VII: Le dedans du désespoir
Chapitre VIII: L'onde et l'ombre
Chapitre IX: Nouveaux griefs
Chapitre X: L'homme réveillé
Chapitre XI: Ce qu'il fait
Chapitre XII: L'évêque travaille
Chapitre XIII: Petit-Gervais
Livre troisième—En l'année 1817
Chapitre I: L'année 1817
Chapitre II: Double quatuor
Chapitre III: Quatre à quatre
Chapitre IV: Tholomyès est si joyeux qu'il chante une chanson espagnole
Chapitre V: Chez Bombarda
Chapitre VI: Chapitre où l'on s'adore
Chapitre VII: Sagesse de Tholomyès
Chapitre VIII: Mort d'un cheval
Chapitre IX: Fin joyeuse de la joie
Livre quatrième—Confier, c'est quelquefois livrer
Chapitre I: Une mère qui en rencontre une autre
Chapitre II: Première esquisse de deux figures louches
Chapitre III: L'Alouette
Livre cinquième—La descente
Chapitre I: Histoire d'un progrès dans les verroteries noires
Chapitre II: M. Madeleine
Chapitre III: Sommes déposées chez Laffitte
Chapitre IV: M. Madeleine en deuil
Chapitre V: Vagues éclairs à l'horizon
Chapitre VI: Le père Fauchelevent
Chapitre VII: Fauchelevent devient jardinier à Paris
Chapitre VIII: Madame Victurnien dépense trente-cinq francs pour la morale
Chapitre IX: Succès de Madame Victurnien
Chapitre X: Suite du succès
Chapitre XI: Christus nos liberavit
Chapitre XII: Le désœuvrement de M. Bamatabois
Chapitre XIII: Solution de quelques questions de police municipale
Livre sixième—Javert
Chapitre I: Commencement du repos
Chapitre II: Comment Jean peut devenir Champ
Livre septième—L'affaire Champmathieu
Chapitre I: La sœur Simplice
Chapitre II: Perspicacité de maître Scaufflaire
Chapitre III: Une tempête sous un crâne
Chapitre IV: Formes que prend la souffrance pendant le sommeil
Chapitre V: Bâtons dans les roues
Chapitre VI: La sœur Simplice mise à l'épreuve
Chapitre VII: Le voyageur arrivé prend ses précautions pour repartir
Chapitre VIII: Entrée de faveur
Chapitre IX: Un lieu où des convictions sont en train de se former
Chapitre X: Le système de dénégations
Chapitre XI: Champmathieu de plus en plus étonné
Book Eighth.--A Counter-blow
Chapter I. In what Mirror M. Madeleine contemplates his Hair
Chapter II. Fantine Happy
Chapter III. Javert Satisfied
Chapter IV. Authority reasserts its Rights
Chapter V. A Suitable Tomb
Tome II
Book First.--Waterloo
Chapter I. What is met with on the Way from Nivelles
Chapter II. Hougomont
Chapter III. The Eighteenth of June, 1815
Chapter IV. A
Chapter V. The Quid Obscurum of Battles
Chapter VI. Four o'clock in the Afternoon
Chapter VII. Napoleon in a Good Humor
Chapter VIII. The Emperor puts a Question to the Guide Lacoste
Chapter IX. The Unexpected
Chapter X. The Plateau of Mont-Saint-Jean
Chapter XI. A Bad Guide to Napoleon; a Good Guide to Bulow
Chapter XII. The Guard
Chapter XIII. The Catastrophe
Chapter XIV. The Last Square
Chapter XV. Cambronne
Chapter XVI. Quot Libras in Duce?
Chapter XVII. Is Waterloo to be considered Good?
Chapter XVIII. A Recrudescence of Divine Right
Chapter XIX. The Battle-Field at Night
Book Second.--The Ship Orion
Chapter I. Number 24,601 becomes Number 9,430
Chapter II. In which the reader will peruse Two Verses which are of the Devil's Composition possibly
Chapter III. The Ankle-Chain must have undergone a Certain Preparatory Manipulation to be thus broken with a Blow from a Hammer
Book Third.--Accomplishment of the Promise Made to the Dead Woman
Chapter I. The Water Question at Montfermeil
Chapter II. Two Complete Portraits
Chapter III. Men must have Wine, and Horses must have Water
Chapter IV. Entrance on the Scene of a Doll
Chapter V. The Little One All Alone
Chapter VI. Which possibly proves Boulatruelle's Intelligence
Chapter VII. Cosette Side by Side with the Stranger in the Dark
Chapter VIII. The Unpleasantness of receiving into One's House a Poor Man who may be a Rich Man
Chapter IX. Thenardier at his Manoeuvres
Chapter X. He who seeks to better himself may render his Situation Worse
Chapter XI. Number 9,430 reappears, and Cosette wins it in the Lottery
Book Fourth.--The Gorbeau Hovel
Chapter I. Master Gorbeau
Chapter II. A Nest for Owl and a Warbler
Chapter III. Two Misfortunes make One Piece of Good Fortune
Chapter IV. The Remarks of the Principal Tenant
Chapter V. A Five-Franc Piece falls on the Ground and produces a Tumult
Book Fifth.--For A Black Hunt, A Mute Pack
Chapter I. The Zigzags of Strategy
Chapter II. It is Lucky that the Pont d'Austerlitz bears Carriages
Chapter III. To Wit, the Plan of Paris in 1727
Chapter IV. The Gropings of Flight
Chapter V. Which would be Impossible with Gas Lanterns
Chapter VI. The Beginning of an Enigma
Chapter VII. Continuation of the Enigma
Chapter VIII. The Enigma becomes Doubly Mysterious
Chapter IX. The Man with the Bell
Chapter X. Which explains how Javert got on the Scent
Book Sixth.--Le Petit-Picpus
Chapter I. Number 62 Rue Petit-Picpus
Chapter II. The Obedience of Martin Verga
Chapter III. Austerities
Chapter IV. Gayeties
Chapter V. Distractions
Chapter VI. The Little Convent
Chapter VII. Some Silhouettes of this Darkness
Chapter VIII. Post Corda Lapides
Chapter IX. A Century under a Guimpe
Chapter X. Origin of the Perpetual Adoration
Chapter XI. End of the Petit-Picpus
Book Seventh.--Parenthesis
Chapter I. The Convent as an Abstract Idea
Chapter II. The Convent as an Historical Fact
Chapter III. On What Conditions One can respect the Past
Chapter IV. The Convent from the Point of View of Principles
Chapter V. Prayer
Chapter VI. The Absolute Goodness of Prayer
Chapter VII. Precautions to be observed in Blame
Chapter VIII. Faith, Law
Book Eighth.--Cemeteries Take That Which is Committed Them
Chapter I. Which treats of the Manner of entering a Convent
Chapter II. Fauchelevent in the Presence of a Difficulty
Chapter III. Mother Innocente
Chapter IV. In which Jean Valjean has quite the Air of having read Austin Castillejo
Chapter V. It is not Necessary to be Drunk in order to be Immortal
Chapter VI. Between Four Planks
Chapter VII. In which will be found the Origin of the Saying: Don't lose the Card
Chapter VIII. A Successful Interrogatory
Chapter IX. Cloistered
Tome III
Book First.--Paris Studied in its Atom
Chapter I. Parvulus
Chapter II. Some of his Particular Characteristics
Chapter III. He is Agreeable
Chapter IV. He may be of Use
Chapter V. His Frontiers
Chapter VI. A Bit of History
Chapter VII. The Gamin should have his Place in the Classifications of India
Chapter VIII. In which the Reader will find a Charming Saying of the Last King
Chapter IX. The Old Soul of Gaul
Chapter X. Ecce Paris, ecce Homo
Chapter XI. To Scoff, to Reign
Chapter XII. The Future Latent in the People
Chapter XIII. Little Gavroche
Book Second.--The Great Bourgeois
Chapter I. Ninety Years and Thirty-two Teeth
Chapter II. Like Master, Like House
Chapter III. Luc-Esprit
Chapter IV. A Centenarian Aspirant
Chapter V. Basque and Nicolette
Chapter VI. In which Magnon and her Two Children are seen
Chapter VII. Rule: Receive No One except in the Evening
Chapter VIII. Two do not make a Pair
Book Third.--The Grandfather and the Grandson
Chapter I. An Ancient Salon
Chapter II. One of the Red Spectres of that Epoch
Chapter III. Requiescant
Chapter IV. End of the Brigand
Chapter V. The Utility of going to Mass, in order to become a Revolutionist
Chapter VI. The Consequences of having met a Warden
Chapter VII. Some Petticoat
Chapter VIII. Marble against Granite

Tome III
Book Fourth.--The Friends of the ABC
Chapter I. A Group which barely missed becoming Historic
Chapter II. Blondeau's Funeral Oration by Bossuet
Chapter III. Marius' Astonishments
Chapter IV. The Back Room of the Cafe Musain
Chapter V. Enlargement of Horizon
Chapter VI. Res Angusta
Book Fifth.--The Excellence of Misfortune
Chapter I. Marius Indigent
Chapter II. Marius Poor
Chapter III. Marius Grown Up
Chapter IV. M. Mabeuf
Chapter V. Poverty a Good Neighbor for Misery
Chapter VI. The Substitute
Book Sixth.--The Conjunction of Two Stars
Chapter I. The Sobriquet; Mode of Formation of Family Names
Chapter II. Lux Facta Est
Chapter III. Effect of the Spring
Chapter IV. Beginning of a Great Malady
Chapter V. Divers Claps of Thunder fall on Ma'am Bougon
Chapter VI. Taken Prisoner
Chapter VII. Adventures of the Letter U delivered over to Conjectures
Chapter VIII. The Veterans themselves can be Happy
Chapter IX. Eclipse
Book Seventh.--Patron Minette
Chapter I. Mines and Miners
Chapter II. The Lowest Depths
Chapter III. Babet, Gueulemer, Claquesous, and Montparnasse
Chapter IV. Composition of the Troupe
Book Eighth.--The Wicked Poor Man
Chapter I. Marius, while seeking a Girl in a Bonnet encounters a Man in a Cap
Chapter II. Treasure Trove
Chapter III. Quadrifrons
Chapter IV. A Rose in Misery
Chapter V. A Providential Peep-Hole
Chapter VI. The Wild Man in his Lair
Chapter VII. Strategy and Tactics
Chapter VIII. The Ray of Light in the Hovel
Chapter IX. Jondrette comes near Weeping
Chapter X. Tariff of Licensed Cabs, Two Francs an Hour
Chapter XI. Offers of Service from Misery to Wretchedness
Chapter XII. The Use made of M. Leblanc's Five-Franc Piece
Chapter XIII. Solus cum Solo, in Loco Remoto, non cogitabuntur orare Pater Noster
Chapter XIV. In which a Police Agent bestows Two Fistfuls on a Lawyer
Chapter XV. Jondrette makes his Purchases
Chapter XVI. In which will be found the Words to an English Air which was in Fashion in 1832
Chapter XVII. The Use made of Marius' Five-Franc Piece
Chapter XVIII. Marius' Two Chairs form a Vis-a-Vis
Chapter XIX. Occupying One's Self with Obscure Depths
Chapter XX. The Trap
Chapter XXI. One should always begin by arresting the Victims
Chapter XXII. The Little One who was crying in Tome Two
Tome IV
Book First.--A Few Pages of History
Chapter I. Well Cut
Chapter II. Badly Sewed
Chapter III. Louis Philippe
Chapter IV. Cracks beneath the Foundation
Chapter V. Facts whence History springs and which History ignores
Chapter VI. Enjolras and his Lieutenants
Book Second.--Eponine
Chapter I. The Lark's Meadow
Chapter II. Embryonic Formation of Crimes in the Incubation of Prisons
Chapter III. Apparition to Father Mabeuf
Chapter IV. An Apparition to Marius
Book Third.--The House in the Rue Plumet
Chapter I. The House with a Secret
Chapter II. Jean Valjean as a National Guard
Chapter III. Foliis ac Frondibus
Chapter IV. Change of Gate
Chapter V. The Rose perceives that it is an Engine of War
Chapter VI. The Battle Begun
Chapter VII. To One Sadness oppose a Sadness and a Half
Chapter VIII. The Chain-Gang
Book Fourth.--Succor From Below May Turn Out to be Succor From On High
Chapter I. A Wound without, Healing within
Chapter II. Mother Plutarque finds no Difficulty in explaining a Phenomenon
Book Fifth.--The End of Which Does Not Resemble the Beginning
Chapter I. Solitude and Barracks Combined
Chapter II. Cosette's Apprehensions
Chapter III. Enriched with Commentaries by Toussaint
Chapter IV. A Heart beneath a Stone
Chapter V. Cosette after the Letter
Chapter VI. Old People are made to go out opportunely
Book Sixth.--Little Gavroche
Chapter I. The Malicious Playfulness of the Wind
Chapter II. In which Little Gavroche extracts Profit from Napoleon the Great
Chapter III. The Vicissitudes of Flight
Book Seventh.--Slang
Chapter I. Origin
Chapter II. Roots
Chapter III. Slang which weeps and Slang which laughs
Chapter IV. The Two Duties: To Watch and to Hope
Book Eighth.--Enchantments and Desolations
Chapter I. Full Light
Chapter II. The Bewilderment of Perfect Happiness
Chapter III. The Beginning of Shadow
Chapter IV. A Cab runs in English and barks in Slang
Chapter V. Things of the Night
Chapter VI. Marius becomes Practical once more to the Extent of Giving Cosette his Address
Chapter VII. The Old Heart and the Young Heart in the Presence of Each Other
Book Ninth.--Whither are they Going?
Chapter I. Jean Valjean
Chapter II. Marius
Chapter III. M. Mabeuf
Book Tenth.--The 5th of June, 1832
Chapter I. The Surface of the Question
Chapter II. The Root of the Matter
Chapter III. A Burial; an Occasion to be born again
Chapter IV. The Ebullitions of Former Days
Chapter V. Originality of Paris
Book Eleventh.--The Atom Fraternizes with the Hurricane
Chapter I. Some Explanations with Regard to the Origin of Gavroche's Poetry. The Influence of an Academician on this Poetry
Chapter II. Gavroche on the March
Chapter III. Just Indignation of a Hair-dresser
Chapter IV. The Child is amazed at the Old Man
Chapter V. The Old Man
Chapter VI. Recruits
Book Twelfth.--Corinthe
Chapter I. History of Corinthe from its Foundation
Chapter II. Preliminary Gayeties
Chapter III. Night begins to descend upon Grantaire
Chapter IV. An Attempt to console the Widow Hucheloup
Chapter V. Preparations
Chapter VI. Waiting
Chapter VII. The Man recruited in the Rue des Billettes
Chapter VIII. Many Interrogation Points with Regard to a Certain Le Cabuc, whose Name may not have been Le Cabuc
Book Thirteenth.--Marius Enters the Shadow
Chapter I. From the Rue Plumet to the Quartier Saint-Denis
Chapter II. An Owl's View of Paris
Chapter III. The Extreme Edge
Book Fourteenth.--The Grandeurs of Despair
Chapter I. The Flag: Act First
Chapter II. The Flag: Act Second
Chapter III. Gavroche would have done better to accept Enjolras' Carbine
Chapter IV. The Barrel of Powder
Chapter V. End of the Verses of Jean Prouvaire
Chapter VI. The Agony of Death after the Agony of Life
Chapter VII. Gavroche as a Profound Calculator of Distances
Book Fifteenth.--The Rue de L'Homme Arme
Chapter I. A Drinker is a Babbler
Chapter II. The Street Urchin an Enemy of Light
Chapter III. While Cosette and Toussaint are Asleep
Chapter IV. Gavroche's Excess of Zeal
Tome V
Book First.--The War Between Four Walls
Chapter I. The Charybdis of the Faubourg Saint-Antoine and the Scylla of the Faubourg du Temple
Chapter II. What Is to Be Done in the Abyss if One Does Not Converse
Chapter III. Light and Shadow
Chapter IV. Minus Five, Plus One
Chapter V. The Horizon Which One Beholds from the Summit of a Barricade
Chapter VI. Marius Haggard, Javert Laconic
Chapter VII. The Situation Becomes Aggravated
Chapter VIII. The Artillery-men Compel People to Take Them Seriously
Chapter IX. Employment of the Old Talents of a Poacher and That Infallible Marksmanship Which Influenced the Condemnation of 1796
Chapter X. Dawn
Chapter XI. The Shot Which Misses Nothing and Kills No One
Chapter XII. Disorder a Partisan of Order
Chapter XIII. Passing Gleams
Chapter XIV. Wherein Will Appear the Name of Enjolras' Mistress
Chapter XV. Gavroche Outside
Chapter XVI. How from a Brother One Becomes a Father
Chapter XVII. Mortuus Pater Filium Moriturum Expectat
Chapter XVIII. The Vulture Becomes Prey
Chapter XIX. Jean Valjean Takes His Revenge
Chapter XX. The Dead Are in the Right and the Living Are Not in the Wrong
Chapter XXI. The Heroes
Chapter XXII. Foot to Foot
Chapter XXIII. Orestes Fasting and Pylades Drunk
Chapter XXIV. Prisoner
Book Second.--The Intestine of the Leviathan
Chapter I. The Land Impoverished by the Sea
Chapter II. Ancient History of the Sewer
Chapter III. Bruneseau
Chapter IV
Chapter V. Present Progress
Chapter VI. Future Progress
Book Third.--Mud but the Soul
Chapter I. The Sewer and Its Surprises
Chapter II. Explanation
Chapter III. The "Spun" Man
Chapter IV. He Also Bears His Cross
Chapter V. In the Case of Sand, as in That of Woman, There Is a Fineness Which Is Treacherous
Chapter VI. The Fontis
Chapter VII. One Sometimes Runs Aground When One Fancies That One Is Disembarking
Chapter VIII. The Torn Coat-Tail
Chapter IX. Marius Produces on Some One Who Is a Judge of the Matter, the Effect of Being Dead
Chapter X. Return of the Son Who Was Prodigal of His Life
Chapter XI. Concussion in the Absolute
Chapter XII. The Grandfather
Book Fourth.--Javert Derailed
Chapter I
Book Fifth.--Grandson and Grandfather
Chapter I. In Which the Tree with the Zinc Plaster Appears Again
Chapter II. Marius, Emerging from Civil War, Makes Ready for Domestic War
Chapter III. Marius Attacked
Chapter IV. Mademoiselle Gillenormand Ends by No Longer Thinking It a Bad Thing That M. Fauchelevent Should Have Entered With Something Under His Arm
Chapter V. Deposit Your Money in a Forest Rather than with a Notary
Chapter VI. The Two Old Men Do Everything, Each One After His Own Fashion, to Render Cosette Happy
Chapter VII. The Effects of Dreams Mingled with Happiness
Chapter VIII. Two Men Impossible to Find
Book Sixth.--The Sleepless Night
Chapter I. The 16th of February, 1833
Chapter II. Jean Valjean Still Wears His Arm in a Sling
Chapter III. The Inseparable
Chapter IV. The Immortal Liver
Book Seventh.--The Last Draught from the Cup
Chapter I. The Seventh Circle and the Eighth Heaven
Chapter II. The Obscurities Which a Revelation Can Contain
Book Eighth.--Fading Away of the Twilight
Chapter I. The Lower Chamber
Chapter II. Another Step Backwards
Chapter III. They Recall the Garden of the Rue Plumet
Chapter IV. Attraction and Extinction
Book Ninth.--Supreme Shadow, Supreme Dawn
Chapter I. Pity for the Unhappy, but Indulgence for the Happy
Chapter II. Last Flickerings of a Lamp Without Oil
Chapter III. A Pen Is Heavy to the Man Who Lifted the Fauchelevent's Cart
Chapter IV. A Bottle of Ink Which Only Succeeded in Whitening
Chapter V. A Night Behind Which There Is Day
Chapter VI. The Grass Covers and the Rain Effaces

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