26 Facts About Les Miserables

1. Les Miserables became the West End's longest-running musical on 7 October 2006.

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2. Les Miserables celebrated its 10th anniversary with a gala concert at the Royal Albert Hall, London.

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3. Les Miserables is the third longest running show in Broadway history after Phantom of the Opera and Cats.

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4. Les Miserables announces further dates for UK and Ireland tour.

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5. Les Miserables devotes another 19 chapters to an account of—and a meditation on the place in history of—the Battle of Waterloo, the battlefield which Hugo visited in 1861 and where he finished writing the novel.

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6. Les Miserables deemed it an "infantile" effort and brought an end to Hugo's career like "the fall of a god".

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7. Les Miserables dies content and is buried beneath a blank slab in Pere Lachaise Cemetery.

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8. Les Miserables feels he can no longer give Valjean up to the authorities but cannot ignore his duty to the law.

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9. Les Miserables sends Gavroche to deliver it to her, but Gavroche leaves it with Valjean.

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10. Les Miserables learns Cosette's whereabouts and he writes a farewell letter to her.

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11. Les Miserables goes back to his house, tells Cosette they will be staying at their other house on Rue de l'Homme Arme, and reconfirms to her that they will be moving to England.

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12. Les Miserables is feeling troubled about seeing Thenardier in the neighbourhood several times.

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13. Les Miserables throws it into the Thenardiers' apartment through the wall crack.

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14. Les Miserables orders Valjean to write a letter to Cosette to return to the apartment, and they would keep her with them until he delivers the money.

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15. Les Miserables tries to find a way to save Valjean while not betraying Thenardier.

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16. Les Miserables orders Azelma to punch out a window pane, which she does, resulting in cutting her hand.

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17. Les Miserables informs Valjean that he cannot release Cosette without a note from the child's mother.

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18. Les Miserables orders a meal and observes how the Thenardiers abuse her, while pampering their own daughters Eponine and Azelma, who mistreat Cosette for playing with their doll.

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19. Les Miserables finds Cosette fetching water in the woods alone and walks with her to the inn.

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20. Les Miserables travels to attend the trial and there reveals his true identity.

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21. Les Miserables tells Valjean he realizes he was wrong, because the authorities have identified someone else as the real Jean Valjean, have him in custody, and plan to try him the next day.

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22. Les Miserables has known only one other man, a convict named Jean Valjean, who could accomplish it.

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23. Les Miserables quickly repents and searches the city in panic for Gervais.

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24. Les Miserables informed himself by personal inspection of the Paris Conciergerie in 1846 and Waterloo in 1861, by gathering information on some industries, and on working-class people's wages and living standards.

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25. Les Miserables used a short part of his dialogue with the police when recounting Valjean's rescue of Fantine in the novel.

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26. Les Miserables went to Toulon to visit the Bagne in 1839 and took extensive notes, though he did not start writing the book until 1845.

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