Study Guide

Les Misérables Part 3, Book 7

By Victor Hugo

Part 3, Book 7

Patron-Minette

  • Again, we interrupt this plot for an honestly not super important digression.
  • Hugo begins this section by describing the Paris underworld and giving us sketches of some of the criminals who live in this underworld. Plot, shmlot. But the more you read this novel, the more you'll realize that Hugo is a real sucker for characterization.