Brief Summary Of Myriel By Elie Wiesel

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The book begins with the convict, Jean Valjean, being released from a French Prison. He has served nineteen years for stealing a loaf of bread and subsequent escape attempts. He is set free, but only with his identification papers yellow. This marks him as criminal, and now in the new town, no one is willing to house him. In despair, Jean Valjean goes to the bishop M. Myriel. The kind man allows him to stay, but Jean Valjean repays him by stealing the bishop’s silverware then running for it. However, the police catch Jean Valjean, who claims Myriel gave him the silverware. When the authorities take him to Myriel, the bishop backs Valjean’s story, as well as giving him a set of expensive candlesticks. Valjean promises the bishop that he will
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