Les Miserables - Saving Fauchelevent - Audio Reading

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In this audio clip, Carole Bos reads from Les Miserables, Volume I - Book Fifth ("The Descent") - Chapter VI (entitled "Father Fauchelevent").  As you listen, consider these topics.

ISSUES AND QUESTIONS TO PONDER:   Javert suspects that Father Madeleine is Jean Valjean, but he doesn't have proof.  If Madeleine rescues Father Fauchelevent, will Javert have the proof he needs to confirm his suspicions? 

If he has enough proof, what is Javert likely to do?  Will he turn-in Madeleine, even though he is highly respected and employs many of the town's residents?  

Madeleine realizes that Javert suspects he is Jean Valjean, but he rescues Fauchelevent anyway.  What does the rescue tell us about Madeleine/Valjean's character? 

At the end of the chapter - when Valjean and Javert stare at each other - what is likely going through each man's mind?  

Les Miserables, Volume I, Book Fifth, Chapter VI - "Father Fauchelevent"

By Victor Hugo

As you listen to this chapter, you can follow along online.  See the translation by Isabella Hapgood (at Project Gutenberg), which is opened to "Father Fauchelevent."


Additional dramatizations of Les Miserables:

Part 1 - Bishop Myriel Helps Jean Valjean

Part 2 - Jean Valjean, Background

Part 3 - Jean Valjean, Prison Impact

Part 4 - Meet Javert

Part 6 - Valjean Becomes Mayor

Part 7 - Valjean Helps Fantine

Part 8 - Valjean Promises Fantine a Future

Part 9 - Valjean Rebukes Javert


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Author: Carole D. Bos, J.D. 5155stories and lessons created

Original Release: Oct 07, 2013

Updated Last Revision: Jun 02, 2016

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Les Miserables, Volume I, Book Fifth, Chapter VI - "Father Fauchlevent" - by Victor Hugo.  Read by Carole Bos, creator of Awesome Stories.


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