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firestorm717: The Long Firm: Harry Starks Smoking a Cigarette (Default)
Saturday, April 16th, 2016 11:41 pm
After extensive Google-fu, I've compiled as much information as I can find on the French police bureaucracy during Les Miserabl├Ęs and specifically, Javert's mysterious patron, M. Chabouillet. If anyone cares to add to this post, please do; I can't read a word of French, and aside from the almanacs, I haven't dug into any original documents from that time period. Most of my conclusions regarding the police hierarchy are from papers written in the mid-to-late 1800s, which saw great changes in the Paris bureaucracy.

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Chabouillet )

Miscellaneous Interesting Information )

Contributions From Anonymous )

References and Further Reading )