Study Guide

Les Misérables Part 5, Book 2

By Victor Hugo

Part 5, Book 2

The Entrails of the Monster

  • Victor Hugo opens this part of the book by giving us a very long and detailed account of the Paris sewer system. He even suggests that Paris is wasting a lot of money by pumping human waste into the sewer instead of using it to fertilize fields and grow food. Good idea!

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