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The hunchback of Notre Dame

By: Hugo, Victor Hapgood, Isabel F.(Translated by)

Part of the Word Cloud Classics series
1645171833 / 9781645171836
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624 pages
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Quiz No: 202299, Points 38.00, Book Level 11.80,
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A historically significant novel of love and betrayal that 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. 


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