The Bishop Works
by Victor Hugo from Les Misérables
CHAPTER XII passage: Often called one of the greatest novels of the 19th century, Victor Hugo’s “Les Misérables” is the sweeping epic about the lives of several characters, including the ex-convict Jean Valjean. This passage from Volume I, Book Second follows one of the main themes of the novel: redemption. Students will read the passage and answer questions on character traits and the theme.