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The Hunchback of Notre Dame
by Victor Hugo
read by Frederick Davidson
Classic Literature • Unabridged
Book ID(1765) - 15.4 hrs (est.), Published - 12/01/98
DESCRIPTION Set amid the riot, intrigue, and pageantry of medieval Paris, Victor Hugo’s masterful tale of heroism and adventure has been a perennial favorite since its first publication in 1831. It is the story of Quasimodo, the deformed bell-ringer of the Notre Dame Cathedral, who falls in love with the beautiful gypsy Esmeralda. When Esmeralda is condemned as a witch by Claude Frollo, the tormented archdeacon who lusts after her, Quasimodo attempts to save her; but his intentions are misunderstood. Written with a profound sense of tragic irony, Hugo’s powerful historical romance remains one of the most thrilling stories of all time. REVIEWS “What a beautiful thing Notre-Dame is!” —Gustave Flaubert VICTOR HUGO (1802–1885) was a poet, novelist, dramatist, and leader of the Romantic movement in France. He also played an active part in political life. His literary works best known in English include Les Misérables, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and Ninety-Three.