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1  He reads the souls of the police like an open book.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER VIII—IN WHICH THE READER WILL FIND A CHARMING ...
2  That is a good book that you are reading, Mother Plutarque.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER IV—M. MABEUF
3  This man's name the reader has learned in the preceding book.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER X—TARIFF OF LICENSED CABS: TWO FRANCS AN HOUR
4  Don't read so many books, and look a little more at the lasses.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER I—THE SOBRIQUET: MODE OF FORMATION OF FAMILY ...
5  Take it as a simple erratum," she thought, "such as one sees in books.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER VI—THE SUBSTITUTE
6  He never went out without a book under his arm, and he often returned with two.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER IV—M. MABEUF
7  Mabeuf's political opinion consisted in a passionate love for plants, and, above all, for books.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER IV—M. MABEUF
8  Now he preferred an idea to a deed, a poet to a hero, and he admired a book like Job more than an event like Marengo.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER V—POVERTY A GOOD NEIGHBOR FOR MISERY
9  Beside her, on the floor, wide open, lay a book of the same form as the other, and probably a volume of the same romance.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER VI—THE WILD MAN IN HIS LAIR
10  Never have the fingers of night which contract beneath this stifling ceiling, turned the leaves of a book nor unfolded a newspaper.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER II—THE LOWEST DEPTHS
11  Marius closed his book, then opened it again, then forced himself to read; he trembled; the aureole was coming straight towards him.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER VI—TAKEN PRISONER
12  He took good care not to become useless; having books did not prevent his reading, being a botanist did not prevent his being a gardener.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER IV—M. MABEUF
13  On one of the last days of the second week, Marius was seated on his bench, as usual, holding in his hand an open book, of which he had not turned a page for the last two hours.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER VI—TAKEN PRISONER
14  At Eylau he was in the cemetery where, for the space of two hours, the heroic Captain Louis Hugo, the uncle of the author of this book, sustained alone with his company of eighty-three men every effort of the hostile army.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER II—ONE OF THE RED SPECTRES OF THAT EPOCH
15  Like all the rest of the world, he possessed the termination in ist, without which no one could exist at that time, but he was neither a Royalist, a Bonapartist, a Chartist, an Orleanist, nor an Anarchist; he was a bouquinist, a collector of old books.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER IV—M. MABEUF
16  At that moment, he was thinking that the Manuel du Baccalaureat was a stupid book, and that it must have been drawn up by rare idiots, to allow of three tragedies of Racine and only one comedy of Moliere being analyzed therein as masterpieces of the human mind.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER IV—BEGINNING OF A GREAT MALADY
17  In the course of this narrative, the author of this book has encountered in his path this curious moment of contemporary history; he has been forced to cast a passing glance upon it, and to trace once more some of the singular features of this society which is unknown to-day.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER III—REQUIESCANT
18  Sometimes, he remained motionless by the half-hour together in the shade of a Leonidas or a Spartacus, holding in his hand a book, above which his eyes, gently raised, sought the beautiful girl, and she, on her side, turned her charming profile towards him with a vague smile.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER VII—ADVENTURES OF THE LETTER U DELIVERED OVER TO ...
19  He carried off his Flora, his copper-plates, his herbariums, his portfolios, and his books, and established himself near the Salpetriere, in a sort of thatched cottage of the village of Austerlitz, where, for fifty crowns a year, he got three rooms and a garden enclosed by a hedge, and containing a well.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER IV—M. MABEUF
20  Marius approached as near as he could, pretending to be busy reading a book, but he halted afar off, then returned and seated himself on his bench, where he spent four hours in watching the house-sparrows who were skipping about the walk, and who produced on him the impression that they were making sport of him.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER V—DIVRS CLAPS OF THUNDER FALL ON MA'AM BOUGON