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1  Generally they were books of travel.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER I—A WOUND WITHOUT, HEALING WITHIN
2  She resumed her contemplation of the book.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER V—COSETTE AFTER THE LETTER
3  Mabeuf went out with a book and returned with a coin.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 9: CHAPTER III—M. MABEUF
4  She passed nearly all her days beside Jean Valjean and read to him the books which he desired.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER I—A WOUND WITHOUT, HEALING WITHIN
5  In the meantime, he toiled all day over his plot of indigo, and at night he returned home to water his garden, and to read his books.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER III—APPARITION TO FATHER MABEUF
6  His eyes acquired some vivacity when they rested on his books, and he smiled when he gazed at the Diogenes Laertius, which was a unique copy.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 9: CHAPTER III—M. MABEUF
7  Mabeuf no longer knew his books, his garden, or his indigo: these were the three forms which happiness, pleasure, and hope had assumed for him.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER III—APPARITION TO FATHER MABEUF
8  An observer, a dreamer, the author of this book, who had gone to get a near view of this volcano, found himself in the passage between the two fires.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 10: CHAPTER IV—THE EBULLITIONS OF FORMER DAYS
9  He said at times: "But I am eighty;" as though he cherished some secret hope that he should arrive at the end of his days before reaching the end of his books.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 9: CHAPTER III—M. MABEUF
10  Mabeuf had set himself to turning over and reading, with the aid of his glasses, two books of which he was passionately fond and in which, a serious thing at his age, he was interested.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER III—APPARITION TO FATHER MABEUF
11  Magic power which we should find it difficult to understand were we to read in a book these conversations which are made to be borne away and dispersed like smoke wreaths by the breeze beneath the leaves.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER I—FULL LIGHT
12  Mabeuf opened his bookcase, took a long look at all his books, one after another, as a father obliged to decimate his children would gaze upon them before making a choice, then seized one hastily, put it in under his arm and went out.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 9: CHAPTER III—M. MABEUF
13  The old man had toiled all day over his indigo plot, he was worn out with fatigue, but he rose, laid his books on the bench, and walked, all bent over and with tottering footsteps, to the well, but when he had grasped the chain, he could not even draw it sufficiently to unhook it.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER III—APPARITION TO FATHER MABEUF
14  While the executioner was burning the great books of the liberators of the century on the grand staircase of the court-house, writers now forgotten were publishing, with the King's sanction, no one knows what strangely disorganizing writings, which were eagerly read by the unfortunate.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER III—SLANG WHICH WEEPS AND SLANG WHICH LAUGHS
15  At the moment when the drama which we are narrating is on the point of penetrating into the depths of one of the tragic clouds which envelop the beginning of Louis Philippe's reign, it was necessary that there should be no equivoque, and it became requisite that this book should offer some explanation with regard to this king.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER IV—CRACKS BENEATH THE FOUNDATION
16  He was alone in his chamber, amid its pastoral scenes, with his feet propped on the andirons, half enveloped in his huge screen of coromandel lacquer, with its nine leaves, with his elbow resting on a table where burned two candles under a green shade, engulfed in his tapestry armchair, and in his hand a book which he was not reading.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER VII—THE OLD HEART AND THE YOUNG HEART IN THE ...
17  As he read, over the top of the book which he held in his hand, Father Mabeuf was surveying his plants, and among others a magnificent rhododendron which was one of his consolations; four days of heat, wind, and sun without a drop of rain, had passed; the stalks were bending, the buds drooping, the leaves falling; all this needed water, the rhododendron was particularly sad.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER III—APPARITION TO FATHER MABEUF