Fantine: Summary and Analysis

The Fall - Summary
New Characters:
Jean Valjean: the main character

Jacquin Labarre: host of the inn

Madame la Marquise de R——: the woman in the square

Madame Magliore: the bishop’s servant

Mademoiselle Magliore: the bishop’s sister

Maubert Isabeau: the baker of Faverolles

Petit Gervais: a street musician from Savoy

One evening a weary traveler enters the small town of D—— in a western region of France near the French Alps. His clothes are ragged and torn, and he is exhausted from walking all day. The time is October 1815. He stops briefly at the mayor’s office and then searches for shelter for the night.


(The entire section is 4000 words.)