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The Hunchback Of Notre Dame: or, Notre Dame de Paris
     

The Hunchback Of Notre Dame: or, Notre Dame de Paris

by Victor Hugo
 

Esmeralda is a beautiful gypsy woman who captures the heart of many men including Quasimodo, the titular hunchback who lives in secret at Notre Dame. Saved by Esmeralda’s kindness, Quasimodo falls in love and sets out to save her from the clutches of those who mean to harm her, including his deceptive adoptive father, Archdeacon Claude

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Esmeralda is a beautiful gypsy woman who captures the heart of many men including Quasimodo, the titular hunchback who lives in secret at Notre Dame. Saved by Esmeralda’s kindness, Quasimodo falls in love and sets out to save her from the clutches of those who mean to harm her, including his deceptive adoptive father, Archdeacon Claude Frollo.

Originally written as a means of highlighting the value of Gothic architecture, The Hunchback of Notre Dame or Notre Dame de Paris was also one of the first novels to feature lower caste protagonists. The Hunchback of Notre Dame has been translated into English many times and has been adapted into plays, and feature-length films, including the 1996 Disney animated feature of the same name.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781443432825
Publisher:
HarperCollins Canada
Publication date:
02/11/2014
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
591
Sales rank:
858,247
File size:
747 KB

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Meet the Author

The best-known of the French Romantic writers, Victor Hugo was a poet, novelist, dramatist, and political critic. Hugo was an avid supporter of French republicanism and advocate for social and political equality, themes that reflect most strongly in his works Les Misérables, Notre-Dame de Paris (The Hunchback of Notre-Dame), and Le Dernier jour d'un condamné (The Last Day of a Condemned Man). Hugo’s literary works were successful from the outset, earning him a pension from Louis XVIII and membership in the prestigious Académie française, and influencing the work of literary figures such as Albert Camus, Charles Dickens, and Fyodor Dostoevsky. Elevated to the peerage by King Louis-Philippe, Hugo played an active role in French politics through the 1848 Revolution and into the Second and Third Republics. Hugo died in 1885, revered not only for his influence on French literature, but also for his role in shaping French democracy. He is buried in the Panthéon alongside Alexandre Dumas and Émile Zola.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
February 26, 1802
Date of Death:
May 22, 1885
Place of Birth:
Besançon, France
Place of Death:
Paris, France
Education:
Pension Cordier, Paris, 1815-18

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