Almost 1200 pages, plus 2 index type things. Ridiculously in-depth detailed. Gives us details about stuff we don't care about and mentions things related to the story but aren't described that much. 70 pages to get to Jean Valjean for the first time. Before that, all about the Bishop that Valjean ended up with before he turned over a new leaf. More than 100 pages in before we get to Fantine who is the Part 1 character title.