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Old 14 January 2018, 04:53 PM
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something akin to this one which provides advice on which parts in Les Miserables you can skip?
Not just websites - my copy of Les Miserables itself (Penguin Classics edition) actually moves two whole sections of the book into appendices at the back so that you can easily skip them! (Part 2 Book 7 about convents and monasteries, and Part 4 Book 7 about slang or argot).

It kind of annoyed me, and so when I got to those parts I skipped to the back and read them in the order that Hugo had written them (and found them interesting), but if the actual publishers consider parts of the book to be "filler" then perhaps there's a case to be made...!
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