Read-A-Thon Mini Challenge #1

Reading Through Life has posted a mini challenge for this hour that deals with translated books.  It asks the question: “If you could read any book that’s been translated into English in its ORIGINAL language, what would it be?”  It took me some time to think up a good book that I already haven’t read, as The Millenium Series immediately came to mind, but I eventually settled on Les Miserables by Victor Hugo.  Although I took a few years of French in high school, there is NO WAY that I would be able to read this thing in French!  Additionally, although the instructions are to post a picture of the original cover, I found a cool original picture of Cosette from the novel that I’m posting instead.  Additionally, for bonus points, here is the first sentence of the novel in its original French:

En 1815, M. Charles-François-Bienvenu Myriel était évêque de Digne.
C'était un vieillard d'environ soixante-quinze ans; il occupait le siège
de Digne depuis 1806.

Hope you enjoyed this mini challenge!  Tune in throughout the day to check in and see more mini challenges.  Now it’s back to reading…


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