Friday, November 21, 2008

Younger fans of Victor Hugo' s Les Miserables

Last evening, Xiao Qing and her young friends came to my house and asked me to explain to them the historical context of Les Miserables. I am glad that they are also deeply interested in this morally uplifting musical performance based on one of magnum opuses of Victor Hugo.

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2 Comments:

Blogger kittykat46 said...

Les Miserables a timeless classic. The story, and the issues it explores are perfectly relevant today.

I got my children to read the book - the original, not one the simplified books for young students.

Unfortunately, the standard of English among youngsters these days is less than desirable.

At their age, I had no problem reading the book, but not the standard of English in schools now..

11:28 PM  
Blogger James Wong Wing-On said...

Xiao Qing's parents and grandfather are more worried about youths mistaking Transformer, Robotcop, Ultraman and Superman as their cultural heroes.

7:20 PM  

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