"Among all these passionate hearts and all these undoubting minds there was one skeptic. How did he happen to be there? from juxtaposition. The name of this skeptic was Grantaire, and he usually signed with the rebus: R. Grantaire was a man who took good care not to believe anything. He was, moreover, one of the students who had learned most during their course in Paris; ...[he] knew the good places for everything; furthermore, boxing, tennis, a few dances, and he was a profound cudgel-player. A great drinker to boot. He was frightfully ugly; the prettiest shoe-binder of that period, Irma Boissy, revolting at his ugliness, had uttered this sentence: "Grantaire is impossible," but Grantaire's self-conceit was not disconcerted. He looked tenderly and fixedly upon every woman, appearing to say of them all: 'if I only would'; and trying to make his comrades believe that he was in general demand. All these words: rights of the people, rights of man, social contract, French Revolution, republic, democracy, humanity, civilization, religion, progress, were, to Grantaire, very nearly meaningless. He smiled at them. Skepticism... had not left one entire idea in his mind. He lived in irony. This was his axiom: There is only one certainty, my full glass. He ridiculed all devotion, under all circumstances... He said of the cross: "There is a gibbet which has made a success." A rover, a gambler, a libertine, and often drunk... Still, this skeptic had a fanaticism. This fanaticism was neither an idea, nor a dogma, nor an art, nor a science; it was a man: Enjolras. ...Grantaire, a true satellite of Enjolras, lived in this circle of young people; he dwelt in it; he took pleasure only in it; he followed them everywhere. His delight was to see these forms coming and going in the fumes of the wine. He was tolerated for his good-humour."

Name: Typist:
Alain Grantaire Katharine
Alain Pierre Grantaire K. Telfer
Anatol Grantaire Cassie
André Grantaire Jonai
Arture Grantaire Rabbit
Augustin Grantaire Petronelle Lemaitre
Claude-Fabrice Grantaire Rosette C. H.
Darcel Grantaire Amy Hunt
François Grantaire Abby Goutal
Léon Grantaire Becca Courfeyrac
Louis Grantaire Mamselle Chosette
Marion Grantaire Alan-Arnaud Enjolras
Marone Grantaire Rabbit
Matthieu Grantaire Quiara
Mederic Grantaire Sam Russell
Narcisse Grantaire Catherine Lafontaine
Paulin Robert Grantaire Rabbit
Philippe Grantaire Kate
Remi Grantaire Jeni Baron
Renaud Grantaire Anne Page
Sebastien Grantaire Quiara
Zéphyrine Grantaire Abby Goutal