The Theft That Helped Inspire 'Les Miserables' : The Salt : NPR

NPR | on Mon, Mar 20, 10:52 AM

Anyone who has read or seen Victor Hugo's masterpiece knows the plot of Les Miserables turns on the theft of a simple loaf of bread. There was no sharper barometer of economic status in 19th-century France than bread. Minnie Phan for NPR hide caption toggle caption Minnie Phan for NPR Anyone who has read or seen Victor Hugo's masterpiece knows the plot of Les Miserables turns on the theft of a simple loaf of bread. There was no sharper barometer of economic status in 19th-century France than ...

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