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Valjean, Jean

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishValjean, JeanJean ValjeanValjean, Jean  the main character in the book Les Misérables (1862) by the French writer Victor Hugo. Valjean is sent to prison for stealing bread to feed his sister's family, but he escapes. Later, he becomes a successful man, but he is hunted by a detective, Javert, who wants to put him back in prison.
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