Les Miserables

Les Miserables

Jean Valjean is imprisoned for theft

1795

First Escape attempt - Failure

1799

Second Escape Attempt - Failure

1801

Third Escape Attempt - Failure

1805

Fourth Escape Attempt - Failure

1808

Jean Valjean released on parole for life

1815

Bishop enlightens him and Jean travels to M___ Sur M____

Fantine deserted by her lover

1817

Fantine entrusts Cosette to the Thenardiers

1818

Jean Valjean appointed mayor and refuses

1819

Jean Valjean again appointed mayor and accepts

1820

Bishop Bienvenue dies

1821

Jean Valjean gives up mayorship and turns himself over to police

1822

Jean recaptured

July 1823

After he escaped from the municipal jail and is sent to galleys for life.

Jean escapes and fakes his death

November 1823

Jean pays Thenardier and takes Cosette

December 1823

Jean and Cosette take refuge in a convent

1824 - 1830

Marius "courts" Cosette

1832

Jean saves Marius at the barricades

July 1832

Marius and Cosette betrothed

Marius and Cosette betrothed

February 1833

Jean Valjean dies

October 1833

France

French revolution

1789 - 1799

Napoleon takes power

1799

Napoleon banished to Elba

1814

Bourbon rule of France through Louis XVIII

1815 - 1830

Time of relative peace and security

Napoleon falls at Waterloo

June 1815

Louis Philippe becomes monarc

1830

Brought about through a revolution. He was not a Bourbon

Parisian Emeute - Failure

1832

Marius was involved in this.