The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Author(s): Isabel F. Hapgood (Translator); victor Hugo
This historically significant novel of love and betrayal led to a renewed interest in preserving the grand architecture of Paris.
Victor Hugo's The Hunchback of Notre Dame was written in 1831, at a time when the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris was falling into disrepair. This epic novel helped spark a preservationist movement that led to the cathedral being restored to its full glory. Set in 1482, the story tells of how four men--the hunchbacked bell-ringer, Quasimodo; the archdeacon of Notre Dame, Claude Frollo; the dashing soldier Phoebus de Chateaupers; and the poet Pierre Gringoire--vie for the love of Esmeralda, a young Romani woman. As the story unfolds, readers come to realize that the focus of the story is not only on the human characters but on the grand cathedral itself.
- : 9781645171782
- : Printers Row Publishing Group
- : Canterbury Classics
- : 0.800591
- : April 2020
- : 1.7 Inches X 5.25 Inches X 7.75 Inches
- : books
- : Isabel F. Hapgood (Translator); victor Hugo
- : Paperback
- : English
- : 624