Les Miserables

Les Miserables, a story made famous by Victor Hugo, Colm Wilkinson, Liam Neeson and Susan Boyle.

They made a book after the musical?

Average person's exposure to Les Miserables.

Just The Facts

  1. First published in 1862, Les Miserables is a novel written by Victor Hugo that has too much going on to be summarized adequately in a sentence.
  2. Fuck it, we'll try: An ex-con gets forgiven by a bishop he robbed, so he breaks parole, devotes his life to good, is pursued by an unwielding police officer, adopts a young orphan, who grows up and falls in love with a young man who is part of a group that sparks the rebellion in 1830s Paris, where
  3. [nope, not done yet] the impoverished daughter of an innkeeper demonstrates her unrequited love for him, where all these plots converge in battle, bloodshed, and sacrifice.
  4. "It sounds complicated, is it in the style of Dan Brown?!!!!"-Modern American Reader
  5. There are 30 pages... 30 PAGES... devoted the Parisian sewer system. That section is still infinitely more readable than Twilight. 30 pages about underground rivers of the shit of a million Frenchmen in the 19th century > Bella's melodramatic monologues.
  6. The novel weighs more than a dictionary and people have the attention span of a goldfish. That's why film adaptions have been made since 1907.
  7. A hugely succesful musical came about in the 80s, and is one of the longest running and most popular musicals in history. Suck it, Cats.

Who Am I? I'm Jean Valjean.

UNDER CONSTRUCTION. We apologize for the inconvenience. But because the video below is kick-your-ass awesome, you won't even think about this blank page...

Also it needs to be 250 words. So here are the lyrics:

VALJEAN
One day more!
Another day, another destiny.
This never-ending road to Calvary;
These men who seem to know my crime
Will surely come a second time.
One day more!

MARIUS
I did not live until today.
How can I live when we are parted?

VALJEAN
One day more.

MARIUS & COSETTE
Tomorrow you'll be worlds away
And yet with you, my world has started!

EPONINE
One more day all on my own.

MARIUS & COSETTE
Will we ever meet again?

EPONINE
One more day with him not caring.

MARIUS & COSETTE
I was born to be with you.

EPONINE
What a life I might have known.

MARIUS & COSETTE
And I swear I will be true!

EPONINE
But he never saw me there!

ENJOLRAS
One more day before the storm!

MARIUS
Do I follow where she goes?

ENJOLRAS
At the barricades of freedom.

MARIUS
Shall I join my brothers there?

ENJOLRAS
When our ranks begin to form

MARIUS
Do I stay; and do I dare?

ENJOLRAS
Will you take your place with me?

ALL
The time is now, the day is here

VALJEAN
One day more!

JAVERT
One day more till revolution,
We will nip it in the bud!
We'll be ready for these schoolboys,
They will wet themselves with blood!

VALJEAN
One day more!

M. & MME. THENARDIER
Watch 'em run amuck,
Catch 'em as they fall,
Never know your luck
When there's a free for all,
Here a little `dip'
There a little `touch'
Most of them are goners
So they won't miss much!

Students (2 Groups)
1: One day to a new beginning

2: Raise the flag of freedom high!

1: Every man will be a king

2: Every man will be a king

1: There's a new world for the winning

2: There's a new world to be won

ALL
Do you hear the people sing?

MARIUS
My place is here, I fight with you!

VALJEAN
One day more!

MARIUS & COSETTE
I did not live until today.

EPONINE
One more day all on my own!

MARIUS & COSETTE
How can I live when we are parted?

JAVERT(overlapping)
I will join these people's heros
I will follow where they go
I will learn their little Secrets,
I will know the things they know.

VALJEAN
One day more!

MARIUS & COSETTE
Tomorrow you'll be worlds away

EPONINE
What a life I might have known!

MARIUS & COSETTE
And yet with you my world has started

JAVERT(overlapping)
One more day to revolution
We will nip it in the bud
We'll be ready for these

Schoolboys

THENARDIERS(overlapping)
Watch 'em run amok
Catch 'em as they fall
Never know your luck
When there's a free-for-all!

VALJEAN
Tomorrow we'll be far away,
Tomorrow is the judgement day

ALL
Tomorrow we'll discover
What our God in Heaven has in store!
One more dawn
One more day
One day more!

Those is some good lyrics.