Original French manuscript of 'Les Misérables'

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Original French manuscript of 'Les Misérables'

Postby Courgette » Wed Mar 20, 2013 1:45 pm

Time for some massive squealing...

I landed upon the original French manuscript of 'Les Misérables' (the most authentic version of the Brick in the original language itself), in Victor Hugo's own handwriting...

Tomes I, II, III: http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b6000941q/f13.image
Tomes IV, V: http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b60009424/f12.image

Guess what - You can even download them in jpeg or pdf formats (click on the 'Download/Print' link)!!!
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MAJOR EDIT: Thank you to Tumblr user vivelavenir
http://vivelavenir.tumblr.com/post/4581 ... rables-are
My apologies for not crediting you...

I have no intention of claiming credit for finding these links.
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Re: Original French manuscript of 'Les Misérables'

Postby Aurelia Combeferre » Wed Mar 20, 2013 2:07 pm

I think I just broke a glass somewhere.

*passes out from the sheer awesome*
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Re: Original French manuscript of 'Les Misérables'

Postby YoungStudentMarius » Wed Mar 20, 2013 5:35 pm

Now that is amazing. :shock: Thank you! :mrgreen:
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Re: Original French manuscript of 'Les Misérables'

Postby Gervais » Wed Mar 20, 2013 5:38 pm

:shock: :shock: :shock: :mrgreen: :shock:
Gah, all of you are just pushing me to learn French.

...Oh, so that's where the got the font for the 25th anniversary stuff. That makes sense, now.
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Re: Original French manuscript of 'Les Misérables'

Postby YoungStudentMarius » Wed Mar 20, 2013 5:41 pm

I noticed that too, Gervais! I'd always kind of wondered about that, because it's on all these random book covers, too, but that's really awesome to see that it was actually his own handwriting. It'd be cooler if people understood that when looking at the titles written that way, though, but they don't tell you.
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Re: Original French manuscript of 'Les Misérables'

Postby macaron » Wed Mar 20, 2013 10:01 pm

Gervais wrote::shock: :shock: :shock: :mrgreen: :shock:
Gah, all of you are just pushing me to learn French.

This, pretty much!

Incredibly cool, really. Thanks for the link, Courgette!

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Re: Original French manuscript of 'Les Misérables'

Postby Marianne » Thu Mar 21, 2013 4:22 am

*shrieks*

...*pokes around in the documents a bit*

.......oh my GOD I am never apologizing for my handwriting ever again.
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Re: Original French manuscript of 'Les Misérables'

Postby Acaila » Thu Mar 21, 2013 4:38 am

I think it's only seeing it *written* out like that that makes me realise just how freaking huge an endeavour writing the Brick was. :shock:
I feel bad for my inability to sit still and write a multi-chaptered fanfic now....

Also I need to go find a free font of his handwriting....
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Re: Original French manuscript of 'Les Misérables'

Postby sophiedegrouchy » Thu Mar 21, 2013 5:21 am

COURGETTE, YOU ARE A PEOPLE'S HERO. LET ME HUG YOU INTENSELY.

GOD ON HIGH this is the coolest thing.

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Re: Original French manuscript of 'Les Misérables'

Postby MamzelleCombeferre » Thu Mar 21, 2013 5:29 am

HOLY POOP COURGETTE! THIS IS AMAZiNG!

Oh my goodness, it even shows where the ink bled through on the paper, and his handwriting. HOLY CRUD! *snuggles the awesome*
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Re: Original French manuscript of 'Les Misérables'

Postby Marianne » Thu Mar 21, 2013 5:39 am

*facehands* So in my excitement I might've linked to the Gallica pages on Tumblr in order to shriek some more, and said post might've gone viral through reblogs before I managed to edit in a link to credit you for finding it. I AM SO SORRY.
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Re: Original French manuscript of 'Les Misérables'

Postby Courgette » Thu Mar 21, 2013 8:59 am

Marianne wrote:*facehands* So in my excitement I might've linked to the Gallica pages on Tumblr in order to shriek some more, and said post might've gone viral through reblogs before I managed to edit in a link to credit you for finding it. I AM SO SORRY.


It's perfectly okay, no worries. And, to be honest, I really don't deserve any credit for this...

I actually found this on Tumblr, and *I* was the one who forgot to give credit to Tumblr user vivelavenir :oops:
http://vivelavenir.tumblr.com/post/4581 ... rables-are

My fervent apologies to Tumblr user vivelavenir, if you're reading this...I'M REALLY SORRY.
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Re: Original French manuscript of 'Les Misérables'

Postby Little Cozelma » Thu Mar 21, 2013 2:04 pm

I'm almost sure I saw these on Victor Hugo's facebook page!
I hardly understand anything, yet this is so exciting! I've always wondered what his hand writing was like, and know let's just say *that* explains how he managed to write so much in his life.

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Re: Original French manuscript of 'Les Misérables'

Postby mindjetss » Sat Jan 23, 2016 4:10 pm

That amazing!


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