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1  I told Alix that I knew my French history.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER IV—GAYETIES
2  Waterloo, moreover, is the strangest encounter in history.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XVI—QUOT LIBRAS IN DUCE?
3  He knew Fantine's history in all its heart-rending details.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER I—THE BEGINNING OF REPOSE
4  Whether he had been the only one in fault in his fatal history.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER VII—THE INTERIOR OF DESPAIR
5  All the invasions of history have been determined by petticoats.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VII—THE WISDOM OF THOLOMYES
6  Let us inflict punishment, since we are history: old Blucher disgraced himself.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XIII—THE CATASTROPHE
7  My brother did not even ask him from what country he came, nor what was his history.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER IV—DETAILS CONCERNING THE CHEESE-DAIRIES OF ...
8  Nevertheless, Javert dropped a few questions, like plummets, into Thenardier's history.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER X—WHICH EXPLAINS HOW JAVERT GOT ON THE SCENT
9  For in his history there is a fault, and my brother seemed to avoid everything which could remind him of it.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER IV—DETAILS CONCERNING THE CHEESE-DAIRIES OF ...
10  Of whatever nature this dream may be, the history of this night would be incomplete if we were to omit it: it is the gloomy adventure of an ailing soul.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER IV—FORMS ASSUMED BY SUFFERING DURING SLEEP
11  The unhappy man whose history we are relating had remained near the door of the hall, in the same place and the same attitude in which the usher had left him.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER VIII—AN ENTRANCE BY FAVOR
12  Nothing from them ever reached him again; he never beheld them; he never met them again; and in the continuation of this mournful history they will not be met with any more.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER VI—JEAN VALJEAN
13  By taking from this mournful field the wherewithal to make a monument to it, its real relief has been taken away, and history, disconcerted, no longer finds her bearings there.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER VII—NAPOLEON IN A GOOD HUMOR
14  That figure stood for a long time wholly in the light; this arose from a certain legendary dimness evolved by the majority of heroes, and which always veils the truth for a longer or shorter time; but to-day history and daylight have arrived.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER IV—A
15  that egotistical division of great existences which have fallen, that fatal dismemberment of flourishing things which is accomplished every day, obscurely, in the human community, and which history has noted only once, because it occurred after the death of Alexander.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER I—NUMBER 24,601 BECOMES NUMBER 9,430
16  Some feats of arms were serious; the taking of the Trocadero, among others, was a fine military action; but after all, we repeat, the trumpets of this war give back a cracked sound, the whole effect was suspicious; history approves of France for making a difficulty about accepting this false triumph.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER III—THE ANKLE-CHAIN MUST HAVE UNDERGONE A CERTAIN ...
17  The appearance of this man had sufficed to suffuse with light that matter which had been so obscure but a moment previously, without any further explanation: the whole crowd, as by a sort of electric revelation, understood instantly and at a single glance the simple and magnificent history of a man who was delivering himself up so that another man might not be condemned in his stead.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER XI—CHAMPMATHIEU MORE AND MORE ASTONISHED
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