Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 6 months ago

Was "Les Miserables" before the French revolution, or after?

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  • 6 months ago
    Best Answer

    Les Miserables takes place after the French Revolution. If you read the book the timeline is very clearly detailed. Most of the events in the story occur between 1815 and 1832. Jean Valjean is released from prison in 1815 shortly after the abdication of Napoleon; and the climactic battle at the barricade scene occurs during the 1832 June Rebellion.

  • John P
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    Summing up: That novel covers a period from just before the usual notion of the "French Revolution" to quite a while after. The "revolution" of 1830 is not the event usually called the "French Revolution".

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  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    before and during the revolution of 1830

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  • 6 months ago

    ever so slightly before

  • 6 months ago

    After. The French revolution too place from 1788-1799. Les Miserables starts in 1815

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  • Matt
    Lv 4
    6 months ago

    It was during one of them right?

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