Historical Novels set in Paris

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  1. Les Misérables

    The 1862 novel by Victor Hugo (1802–85) is an all-too-vivid portrayal of the poor and the dispossessed in early 19th-century Paris. At its centre is the tale of nobleman Jean Valjean, unfairly victimized by an unjust system. The younger character of Marius is based around Hugo’s own experiences as an impoverished student.

    Plaque on Victor Hugo’s house
  2. The Hunchback of Notre-Dame

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