Author(s): Francois Ceresa
This is a sequel to Victor Hugo's classic epic of revolutionary France Les Miserables which was an enormous landmark event in France when it was published. It is two months since the death of Jean Valjean yet in September 1833 his daughter Cosette lives a seemingly idyllic life. Eighteen and married to wild and carefree Marius she is unaware of his unfortunate penchant for getting involved in questionable enterprises with dublous characters. But there are other more sinister concerns. In the shadows Thenadier the hangman bides his time while Inspector Javert, saved from suicide at the last minute, contemplates his quest for redemption From the Paris of the July Monarchy to the penal colony where Marius, like Jean Valjean before him, is condemned, the characters criss-cross, brush past each other, encounter each other anew, against a backdrop of the events of 1833 to 1836. An instant bestseller in France, Cosette is a feast for fans of both the novel and the stage show.