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
   When Fauchelevent is being crushed by the cart, Madeleine/Valjean tries to convince someone to help lift it in exchange for money, then when nobody answers, crawls under the cart himself and attempts to lift it but succeeds only slightly, leading to all present helping him and lifting the cart together. Madeleine/Valjean lifts the cart by himself to let Fauchelevent out.
   When Javert tells Valjean about Champmathieu being judged at Arras, Valjean makes a journey to the courts along which he encounters multiple hardships which partially encourage him to turn back, but he ends up pressing on at every occasion. When he arrives, he finds that only by a stroke of luck did he manage to get there before the trial was completed. A very short transition represents Valjean's journey to the Assizes.
   Valjean spends a night questioning whether or not he should reveal his true identity to save Champmathieu, then does it again in the antechamber of the courts of Arras. Valjean only questions himself once on this matter, while he is still at Montreuil.
   Valjean has to appeal to three convicts he used to know, Brevet, Cochepaille and Chenildieu and mentions that he still keeps the forty-sou piece he stole from Little Gervais in order to convince the court that he and not Champmathieu is, in fact, Jean Valjean. Valjean yells out his prisoner number, then asks the magistrates to consult with Javert to assert his identity.
   Javert seeks to condemn the revealed Valjean because of his robbery of Little Gervais. Javert seeks to re-apprehend Valjean because the latter broke his parole.
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