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A New Life

  • Runtime: 14 min.


Running approximately 14 minutes, A New Life was part three of Edison's ambitious serialized version of Victor Hugo's Les Miserables. Having been nabbed by his tormentor Javert for breaking parole, ex-convict Jean Valjean is returned to prison. This is quite a comedown from his prior existence as a prosperous factory owner and town mayor. Again escaping imprisonment, Valjean takes refuge in a convent. From here, he journeys on to the next, even more eventful chapter of his life. The trade magazine...more