Hunchback Of Notre Dame

The Hunchback of Notre Dame
by Victor Hugo

Immerse yourself in one of the classic masterpieces of Western literature. Victor Hugo’s sweeping epic The Hunchback of Notre Dame is a timeless tale of unrequited love that also touches on themes of jealousy, passion, purity, social justice, and moral goodness.

Notre Dame de Paris
by Victor Hugo

Popularly known as The Hunchback of Notre Dame, this is the haunting story of Quasimodo, the hunchback; Esmeralda, the gypsy dancer; and Claude Frollo, the priest tortured by his own damnation.

The Hunchback of Notre Dame
by Victor Hugo

.0000000000A tremendous, emotionally stirring tragedy, The Hunchback of Notre-Dame features one of literature’s most striking creations Quasimodo, the hideously deformed bellringer of Notre-Dame de Paris during the turbulent final years of the fifteenth century. Rejected by all but the priest Claude Frollo, Quasimodo rescues the beautiful gypsy Esmeralda, condemned for a crime she did not commit, and brings her to the sanctuary of the cathedral. But Frollo has been corrupted by his lust for the girl. Only Quasimodo can hope to save her.With an Afterword by John Grant.

The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Translated by Isabel F. Hapgood)
by Victor Hugo

Though written at the beginning of the Romantic era, this remarkable French historical romance takes place in medieval Paris at the Cathedral of Notre Dame. It is there that the deformed Quasimodo has gone deaf ringing the grand church’s bells for his adoptive father Dom Claude Frollo. The severe priest, though he looks after the grotesque Quasimodo, ignores the public persecution that the man suffers whenever he leaves the Cathedral, and it is at just such a moment of vulnerability that the lovely young Gypsy Esmeralda shows Quasimodo an act of kindness that leads to his inner transformation. Though still hated by everyone, Quasimodo’s sleeping soul awakens and grows in an extraordinary conversion to the sublime, allowing him to care for and protect Esmeralda even as those who admired her come to fear and despise her. A commanding and epic melodrama fully utilizing the extremes of passion and religion in the bygone Gothic era, Hugo’s novel explores social justice through the suffering of his characters, though with a compassion and melancholy that belies the author’s conviction in the impossibility of salvation in his contemporary world. This edition is printed on premium acid-free paper and follows the translation of Isabel F. Hapgood.


Disney’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame
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Based on the animated feature film, this chapter-by-chapter retelling of The Hunchback of Notre Dame has the right balance of comedy, poignancy, and adventure to please every young independent reader. The varied elements of the story come alive in this handy edition, complete with eight pages of color stills from the film.


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