Victor Hugo's book "Cosette."

This excerpt from Victor Hugo's novel "Les Miserables" is perceived by many as a separate book.Indeed, the story of the little man inside an extensive plot has a plot, the culmination and denouement - all that is necessary for self-narrative.The writer had a special fondness for disadvantaged people, especially children, and because in his novels for children written especially bright images.It is another hero of the novel - Gavroche, who died on the barricades of Paris, and the whole gang of homeless children, and, of course, Cosette.


girls History begins with the unfortunate fate of her mother, who has become a victim of fraud.She seduced and threw the beloved, she gave birth to a girl, and now Fantine wanders with a baby around the world in search of food and work.But who will take over the work of a woman with such a burden?It happens to be near the restaurant Thenardier couple, who have three small children - two girls and a boy chest.During a conversation with the Innkeeper Fantini manages to persuade her to keep the girl with the condition that she would send money every month for its maintenance.Greedy Thenardier wife were pleased to earn this opportunity.And they stayed a little Cosette.

Summary biographies of little girl in the shelter of her house has no clearance.The evil Thenardier hated the child and believed that she eats their children.Although poor girl ate garbage, he ate at the table with the dogs and cats.Mother gently would send the promised money, but the greedy owners it was not enough, and they repeatedly raised fee.The poor Fantine obediently fulfilled all their requirements, even though she had to sell her beautiful hair, and then his teeth.

With five years Cosette actually became a servant in the tavern.The host's daughter is no longer allowed her to their games and also treated her like a servant.The mother did not send money - she died of consumption and longing for a daughter.Hopeless orphan life - that's what was doomed Cosette.Summary of her misadventures unlikely to fit in a single description.The reader in the shower mixed two feelings - pity for the child and outrage at human greed and wickedness.An unexpected turn in the fate of this Cinderella story prejudged by the development of Victor Hugo.

«Cosette» : a summary of the history of salvation

One froze late in the evening the hostess had sent the girl to the stream to fetch water.The poor girl was terrified of the dark, but even more afraid of the anger of Madame Thenardier.Along the way she stopped at a lighted shop windows and staring at his dream - a big beautiful doll.Then he ran to the creek and, trembling with fear, scooped up a bucket of water.She dragged him, bent on the severity, and suddenly someone's strong hand grabbed the bucket.

- This is too heavy a burden for you, my child, - said the stranger - who sent you on such a night?

- Madame Thenardier, the owner of the restaurant, - said Cosette.

He helped bring the bucket and went to the pub.The hostess looked with contempt shabbily dressed old man, but invited him to sit down.Conversation with her guests learned how to hit them Cosette, a summary of their misfortunes and impoverishment due to the fault of greedy hangers.Cosette was sitting under a table, and in that moment, when the landlady's daughter distracted from his rag doll, got out and grabbed her.Anger woman fell on her head.He rescued her stranger who asked for permission to take an orphan himself.Innkeeper was happy, but intervened Mr. Thenardier, which was a bargain: he brought the girl and tied to her as her own daughter, so give it just so he does not agree.Is it for the money.Finally came to an agreement.The man came out of the restaurant and soon returned with a doll, the one which is admired in the window Cosette.Innkeeper and her daughter almost burst with anger.

She went out of this evil house, her hand gripped an unknown old man in rags.This is the summary.

«Cosette."Victor Hugo and his heroes

reader in this part of the novel can only guess that the poor girl's life made a turn for the better.Only then he finds out that this ill-dressed stranger was none other than the former mayor, a rebel and an escaped convict, Jean Valjean benefactor outcasts.The fate of the girls thanks to him now changing dramatically.He takes care of her as a daughter, gives her education in difficult times sacrificing his freedom to save her beloved.History girl Cosette still ahead.