fictional character from Les Misérables

Éponine Thénardier (/ˈɛp[invalid input: 'ɵ']nn t[invalid input: 'ɨ']ˈnɑːrdi./; French: [epɔnin tenaʁdje]) is a character in the novel Les Misérables (1862) by Victor Hugo. She is also referred to as the "Jondrette girl".

19th-century drawing of Éponine. "A Rose in Misery" by artist Pierre Jeanniot (1848–1934).

The character is introduced as a spoiled and pampered child. Later in the book, she appears as a ragged teenager who has become very mature for her age. She speaks in the style of language of the streets of Paris. She has kept her former charm and innocence.

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