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Feuilly was a workingman, a fan-maker, orphaned both of father and mother, who earned with difficulty three francs a day, and had but one thought, to deliver the world. He had one other preoccupation, to educate himself; he called this also, delivering himself. He had taught himself to read and write; everything that he knew, he had learned by himself. Feuilly had a generous heart. The range of his embrace was immense. This orphan had adopted the peoples. As his mother had failed him, he meditated on his country. He brooded with the profound divination of the man of the people, over what we now call the idea of the nationality, had learned history with the express object of raging with full knowledge of the case. In this club of young Utopians, occupied chiefly with France, he represented the outside world. He had for his specialty Greece, Poland, Hungary, Roumania, Italy. He uttered these names incessantly, appropriately and inappropriately, with the tenacity of right. ...This poor workingman had constituted himself the tutor of Justice, and she recompensed him by rendering him great.

Borrowing a note on canon-puncture largely from [personal profile] pro_patria_mortuus: in the 1830s Victor Hugo was already a well-known writer and prominent figure in the Paris artistic scene, so Feuilly has heard of him. He would not be terribly shocked to learn that Hugo wrote a novel about the events of the June 1832 uprising. But beyond that, if we're getting into any personal specifics only knowable through reading Les Misérables, please talk to me first just so we're on the same page.

Feuilly is here post-barricade, that is to say, post-death. He's still an indignant, affectionate enthusiast. In terms of appearance, there's nothing striking about him except the shortness and the 1830s clothing. (And his intensity when he gets going on a topic of interest.) He's a bit under 30.

Feuilly is from Les Misérables and is the property of Victor Hugo (or...whatever the copyright situation is). He appears here solely for the purpose of role-playing in [community profile] milliways_bar, from which no profit whatsoever is being made. His icons are from an 1830 portrait by F.X. Winterhalter. The player is needsmoreresearch, aka Jane, aka Janewt.
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