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Cosette is a fictional character in the novel Les Misérables by Victor Hugo and in the many adaptations of the story for stage, film, and television. Her birth name, Euphrasie, is only mentioned briefly. As an orphaned child of an unmarried mother deserted by her father, Hugo never gives her a surname. In the course of the novel, she is mistakenly identified as Ursule, Lark, or Mademoiselle Lanoire.
She is the daughter of Fantine, who leaves her to be looked after by the Thénardiers, who exploit and victimise her. Rescued by Jean Valjean, who raises Cosette as if she were his own, she grows up in a convent school. She falls in love with Marius Pontmercy, a young lawyer. Valjean's struggle to protect her while disguising his past drives much of the plot until he recognizes "that this child had a right to know life before renouncing it"— and must yield to her romantic attachment to Marius.
Cosette may refer to:
- Cosette, a fictional character in the novel Les Misérables by Victor Hugo
- Cosette Lee (1910 – 1976), Canadian actress
- Cosette Simon (born 1953), American politician, mayor of Ft. Wayne, Indiana
- 915 Cosette, an S-type asteroid belonging to the Flora family of Main Belt asteroids
- Cosette, French "yé-yé" singer
- Cosette (given name)
Cosette is a feminine given name, is pronounced koh-ZETT. It is of French origin, is best known as the heroine of " Les Misérables" (1862) by Victor Hugo, Cosette was the nickname given to the girl named Euphrasie (is only mentioned briefly) by her mother. As the orphaned child of an unmarried mother deserted by her father.