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A mad priest, a vagabond playwright, a social-climbing soldier, and a deformed bell-ringer--all are captivated by a gypsy girl's beauty and charm. Two of them will betray her, but the others will remain loyal, even in the shadow of the gallows. These outlaws find sanctuary within the walls of medieval Paris' greatest monument, the grand Cathedral of Notre Dame.

"What a beautiful thing Notre-Dame is!" declared Gustave Flaubert of Victor Hugo's 1837 novel. Originally published as Notre-Dame de Paris (Our Lady of Paris), it was conceived as a story of the cathedral itself, which functioned as the passionate heart of fifteenth-century city life. But Hugo's human drama rivals the Gothic masterpiece for dominance. Drawn with humor and compassion, his characters endure, both in literary history and in readers' imaginations: Frollo, the sinister archdeacon; Quasimodo, the hideous hunchback; and the enchanting outcast, Esmeralda.

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A gypsy girl's beauty and charm captivate a priest, a vagabond, a soldier, and a deformed bell-ringer, in a gripping tale that culminates in a riot and murder.

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Conceived as a story of the cathedral itself, Hugo's 1837 novel recounts a human drama that rivals the Gothic masterpiece for dominance. A gypsy girl's beauty and charm captivate a priest, a vagabond, a soldier, and a deformed bell-ringer, in a gripping tale that culminates in riot and murder.

Table of Contents

Book First

I. The Great Hall

II. Pierre Gringoire

III. The Cardinal

IV. Master Jacques Coppenole

V. Quasimodo

VI. Esmeralda

Book Second

I. From Charybdis to Scylla

II. The Grand#232;ve

III. Besos Para Golpes

IV. The Inconveniences of Following a Pretty Woman in the Street at Night

V. The Rest of the Inconveniences

VI. The Broken Jug

VII. A Wedding Night

Book Third

I. Notre-Dame

II. A Bird's-eye View of Paris

Book Fourth

I. Kind Souls

II. Claude Frollo

III. Immanis Pecoris Custos, Immanior Ipse

IV. The Dog and his Master

V. More about Claude Frollo

VI. Unpopularity

Book Fifth

I. Abbas Beati Martini

II. The One Will Kill the Other

Book Sixth

I. An Impartial Glance at the Ancient Magistracy

II. The Rat-Hole

III. The Story of a Wheaten Cake

IV. A Tear for a Drop of Water

V. End of the Story of the Cake

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elavale, January 13, 2010 (view all comments by elavale)
This wonderful novel by Victor Hugo was not what I first expected, and by this I mean it was much better. I just felt like reading something ultra classic, and good for the wintertime – partly inspired by a trip to Paris! The story is absolutely not what Disney pictured, as it rotates around sexual desire and extreme passion. Each chapter is a delight. I love the way history, fantastic stories, monsters, architecture and humor are mixed together. Highly recommended.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780486452425
Author:
Hugo, Victor
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Translator:
Alger, A. L.
Author:
Alger, A. L.
Author:
Dover Thrift Editions
Subject:
History
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
France
Subject:
Man-woman relationships
Subject:
Romances
Subject:
France History Louis XI, 1461-1483.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Thrift Editions
Publication Date:
20061231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.19 in 0.87 lb

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A gypsy girl's beauty and charm captivate a priest, a vagabond, a soldier, and a deformed bell-ringer, in a gripping tale that culminates in a riot and murder.

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Conceived as a story of the cathedral itself, Hugo's 1837 novel recounts a human drama that rivals the Gothic masterpiece for dominance. A gypsy girl's beauty and charm captivate a priest, a vagabond, a soldier, and a deformed bell-ringer, in a gripping tale that culminates in riot and murder.

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