One of Gillenormand’s servant-maids, who bears two of his children. Magnon gives her monthly payments to support them. When these two children die, she takes on two of the Thenardier boys to replace them in order to continue to receive the money without Magnon knowing any better. She shares the money with the Thenardiers.
Magnon Character Timeline in Les Miserables
The timeline below shows where the character Magnon appears in Les Miserables. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Volume 3, Book 2: The Great Bourgeois
Chapter 6 Gillenormand takes many liberties, and isn’t at all surprised when a servant-maid named Magnon accuses the 84-year-old of having fathered her child. He takes on the child, referring to... (full context)
Volume 4, Book 6: Little Gavroche
...ever loved her daughters. This is how she got rid of the sons: a woman Magnon, the mistress of the old Gillenormand who lived on the Quai des Celestins, had lost... (full context)
One day, the police made a raid in Magnon’s neighborhood, and she was seized for theft while the boys were playing in the backyard.... (full context)
Volume 5, Book 1: The War Between Four Walls
...the Luxembourg garden. These are the boys whom Gavroche had taken in—Thenardier’s, leased out to Magnon. On the morning of June 6th, the Luxembourg is sunny and charming, the statues robed... (full context)