Guys, do you know that the pin Javet gave Gavroche in the movie wasn’t just some ordinary police award?

It was a Legion of Honor medal. Do you know who issued Legion of Honor awards?

Napoleon. Javert gave a twelve year old a medal that had been issued to him by the Emperor.

Does this also happen in the book?


Ok just wondering

Ps because I trust you which translation(s) should I go for if I think I am going to finally get a copy of Les Mis sometime soon

Everyone says that the Signet Classics is the best, and it probably is, ( it’s grey with the traditional picture of cosette on it [the one used for the musical]), though I have a personal bias towards the Julie Rose translation (which is probably one of the easiest to find). Either one is good.