By Victor Hugo, Isabel Roche
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One of the 1st nice novels of the Romantic period, Victor Hugo’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame has delighted generations of readers with its powerfully melodramatic tale of Quasimodo, the deformed hunchback who lives within the bell tower of medieval Paris’s most renowned cathedral.
Feared and hated through all, Quasimodo is taken care of through Dom Claude Frollo, a stern, chilly priest who ignores the negative hunchback within the face of his common public torture. yet an individual steps ahead to help—the attractive gypsy Esmeralda, whose unmarried act of kindness fills Quasimodo with love. Can the hunchback retailer the beautiful gypsy from Frollo’s evil plan, or will all of them perish within the shadows of Notre Dame?
An epic story of good looks and disappointment, The Hunchback of Notre Dame portrays the sufferings of humanity with compassion and power.
Isabel Roche teaches French language and literature at Bennington collage. She makes a speciality of the nineteenth-century French novel.