Pont-au-Change: Sanctuary

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The second volume of Arlene C. Harris's well-received sequel to Victor Hugo's Les Miserables, Sanctuary takes the reader from France to England to the New World, following the continuing adventures of the principal characters of the original novel and introducing several new ones. For some, the future holds dangers rooted in their collective past; for others, the past is only just beginning to reveal itself...and in the midst of everything stands the master himself, Victor Hugo, as he learns from the very people ...
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Overview

The second volume of Arlene C. Harris's well-received sequel to Victor Hugo's Les Miserables, Sanctuary takes the reader from France to England to the New World, following the continuing adventures of the principal characters of the original novel and introducing several new ones. For some, the future holds dangers rooted in their collective past; for others, the past is only just beginning to reveal itself...and in the midst of everything stands the master himself, Victor Hugo, as he learns from the very people he would one day make immortal the truth of what happened during the revolt of 1832 that merged and changed their lives forever—and all that came afterwards.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780595207091
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/1/2001
  • Pages: 640
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.57 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2006

    A truely excellent sequal

    Well written, realistic, book-based . . . this sequal to Les Miserables is incredibly well done. I applaud Arlene C. Harris for it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 4, 2002

    recommended

    First you're probably going to want to read the first book in the series (Pont-Au-Change: Resurrections). Then come back and read this. But, if you've found this page because you like Les Miserables (the original novel or the musical), or you like historical fiction and are wondering if the books is worth buying, yeah, it is. Particularly for anyone who 1) loves the story of Les Miserables and its characters, and 2) doesn't mind some respectful, good-natured revisionism, similar to that found in other "spin-off" books such as Micholas Meyer's Seven Per-Cent Solution. Not only are many of the original's characters around (and still recognizably themselves and in character), some of Hugo's themes--revolution, conscience, forgiveness--are, too. In other words, if you've suffered from Cosette, the rotten 80s Les Mis "sequel," fear not; this ain't another Cosette. The novel takes place in France, where Marius and Cosette find themselves learning about Cosette's past in Montreuil-sur-Mer, the town that Jean Valjean was mayor of years before; in England where Jean Valjean and his traveling companion, Javert (whose "resurection" the first book is concerned with), have fled to avoid their pasts; and in French Canada, where the two eventually wind up. In Quebec they run into a fledgling rebellion against the British and become embroiled in it when they aid a brother and sister who were orphaned in the fighting. The novel's original (non-Hugo) characters are engaging--in addition to the two children, we meet a priest who is forced to take sides in the rebellion and his nephew who gets to fall in love. The historic backdrop is well researched and feels authentic, and there are both quieter, thoughtful moments and exciting, suspensful sequences. Overall, a most enjoyable read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2002

    Pont au Change Book Two

    If you liked Pont au Change Book One, you'll love Book Two! A must read!! The Author's style of writing compliments Vitor Hugo's masterpiece Les Miserables. Very well written.

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