What reading level is The Mysteries of Paris? What reading level is The Mysteries of Paris?  Could middle to higher level 8th graders handle it?

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Jamie Wheeler eNotes educator| Certified Educator

They would have to be pretty sophisticated readers to handle this text.  Are you planning on teaching it in French or English?  If in French, are you using it as a second language text or as a native reader?

Sue's novel is not a teenage level read nor intended for teens.  It is a three volume work, the first being some 800 pages.  Here is an except from the text (Vol 3): 

Come, come, calm yourself," said the abbe, smiling benevolently; "another good action to reveal? As for myself, I strongly approve of the generous indiscretion of your friend. I did not know this servant, for it was just after her arrival that my worthy friend, overwhelmed with business, was obliged momentarily, to my great regret, to interrupt our relations.

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zioncoach | Student

They would have to be pretty sophisticated readers to handle this text.  Are you planning on teaching it in French or English?  If in French, are you using it as a second language text or as a native reader?

Sue's novel is not a teenage level read nor intended for teens.  It is a three volume work, the first being some 800 pages.  Here is an except from the text (Vol 3): 

Come, come, calm yourself," said the abbe, smiling benevolently; "another good action to reveal? As for myself, I strongly approve of the generous indiscretion of your friend. I did not know this servant, for it was just after her arrival that my worthy friend, overwhelmed with business, was obliged momentarily, to my great regret, to interrupt our relations.

Thanks.  No, this would not be for us.  I am looking for a mystery novel that is difficult enough, and they have not read.  Most of the ones I have found, a fourth grader could read.

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