What's the Difference between Les Miserables the Book and Les Miserables the Movie?

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Les Miserables

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Released: 1862
Author: Victor Hugo

Les Miserables

51%
Released: 2012
Director: Tom Hooper
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In the Book In the Movie
Jean Valjean
Jean Valjean
Portrayed by: Hugh Jackman
Javert
Javert
Portrayed by: Russell Crowe
Fantine
Fantine
Portrayed by: Anne Hathaway
Cosette
Cosette
Portrayed by: Amanda Seyfried
Thénardier
Thénardier
Portrayed by: Sacha Baron Cohen
Madame Thénardier
Madame Thénardier
Portrayed by: Helena Bonham Carter
Marius Pontmercy
Marius
Portrayed by: Eddie Redmayne
Gavroche Thénardier
Gavroche
Portrayed by: Daniel Huttlestone
Enjolras
Enjolras
Portrayed by: Aaron Tveit
Éponine Thénardier
Éponine
Portrayed by: Samantha Barks
M. Myriel
Bishop of Digne
Portrayed by: Colm Wilkinson
M. Gillenormand
M. Gillenormand
Portrayed by: Patrick Godfrey
Fauchelevent
Fauchelevent
Portrayed by: Stephen Tate
Grantaire
Grantaire
Portrayed by: George Blagden
Courfeyrac
Courfeyrac
Portrayed by: Fra Fee
Les Miserables Book vs Movie
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In the Book In the Movie
   Marius believes Valjean to have obtained the fortune which he gave them through dishonest means until Thénardier unwittingly reveals the truth. Marius is not shown to distrust Valjean.
   After Marius and Cosette have been married for some time, Thénardier visits Marius to try and coax money out of him in exchange for a 'dark secret' concerning Valjean, but ends up letting Marius know that not only did Valjean not kill or rob anyone, but that he is the one who carried him away from the barricade. Thénardier attempts this during Marius's wedding.
   In the end, Thénardier and his daughter Azelma use the money Marius gave him to travel to New York and become slave traders. Madame Thénardier had died in prison earlier. Madame Thénardier survives, and Azelma does not appear. The Thénardiers are not shown to have received money from Marius, and their fate is uncertain.
   Valjean writes Marius and Cosette one final letter explaining the means through which he earned his fortune, meant to prove his honesty. Valjean leaves Cosette one final message explaining the story of his past.
   Valjean spends his final moments in his apartment at Rue de l'Homme Armé, being accompanied by Marius, Cosette, a doctor and a portress. Valjean dies at the Petit-Picpus convent, with Marius and Cosette by his side.
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