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Baptistine Myriel
Baptistine-Myriel
Biographical information
Gender

Female

Born

1749

Family

Bishop Myriel (brother)
Unnamed General (brother)
Unnamed Prefect (brother)

Behind the scenes
Portrayer

Georgie Glen
Vanessa Lee Hicks
Mary Forbes

Baptistine Myriel is a minor character in Victor Hugo's novel Les Misérables. She is the sister of Bishop Myriel. She loves and venerates her brother.

DescriptionEdit

Baptistine was a long, pale, thin, gentle creature; she realized the ideal expressed by the word "respectable"; for it seems that a woman must needs be a mother in order to be venerable. She had never been pretty; her whole life, which had been nothing but a succession of holy deeds, had finally conferred upon her a sort of pallor and transparency; and as she advanced in years she had acquired what may be called the beauty of goodness. What had been leanness in her youth had become transparency in her maturity; and this diaphaneity allowed the angel to be seen. She was a soul rather than a virgin. Her person seemed made of a shadow; there was hardly sufficient body to provide for sex; a little matter enclosing a light; large eyes forever drooping;— a mere pretext for a soul’s remaining on the earth. she was not to help out more in the house chores.

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