The French Revolution

Shadows of 1789 in Les Miserables
Revolutionary Tradition and Les Mis
Revolution 1789
--The Monarchy
--Tennis Court Oath
--Fall of the Bastille
--October Days
--Declaration of War
--Palace Invaded
--Louis XVI
--Reign of Terror
-- Fall of Robespierre
--At war
1789 in Les Miserables
--The Terror
--The People
--The Students
--The Monarchy
--Place de Concord
--Notre Dame
Daily Sites
--Street Names
--Children's Names and Games
Works Consulted


  Delacroix, Liberty Leading the People, 1830

Les Miserables is full of allusions and direct refrences to the French Revolution. These pages disect parts of the novel that pertain to the French Revolution (1789-1799) and explain the connections that Hugo makes between his fictional charachters and events, and those that actually lived. They can be viewed in any order, and all are linked to other pages within the French Revolution Site, so additional information about the events and people describes is at your fingertips. Enjoy!

The Terror and Les Miserables

The People of Paris and Les MIserables

The Students of the ABC and The French Revolution

Revolutionary Tradition and Les Miserables

The Monarchy and Les Miserables

Revolutionary Philosophy and Les MIserables