Hunchback of Notre Dame

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ABDO, Sep 1, 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 112 pages
21 Reviews
Victor Hugo's classic adventure tale tells of the hideously deformed Quasimodo. After Quasimodo is named king of Festival of Fools, he follows his master's orders and attacks the beautiful gypsy Esmeralda in a dark alley. He is captured and put in the stocks, with only Esmeralda to give him pity. When she is falsely convicted of a crime, only the bell ringer can save her. Discover the betrayal, adventure, and friendship in the Calico Illustrated Classics adaptation of Hugo's The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
  

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The writing is brilliant, the plot is unusual. - Goodreads
Victor Hugo's writing was amazing. - Goodreads
The characterizations! - Goodreads

Review: The Hunchback of Notre-Dame

User Review  - Bruce - Goodreads

When approaching and reading this fascinating narrative, the reader is well advised to try and forget the silly Walt Disney film based on the story. This work is far more finely wrought, more complex ... Read full review

Review: The Hunchback of Notre-Dame

User Review  - Bill Kerwin - Goodreads

I recently read Victor Hugo's “Notre Dame de Paris” for the first time, and was delighted and moved by the experience. Although it lacks the depth and humanity of “Les Miserables,” it possesses a ... Read full review

Contents

Chapter 1 Pierre Gringoire
4
Chapter 2 Esmeralda
11
Chapter 3 Following a Pretty Girl
17
Chapter 4 The Bridal Night
25
Chapter 5 Notre Dame
31
Chapter 6 A Tear for a Drop of Water
38
Chapter 7 The Danger of Confiding Secrets to a Goat
42
Chapter 8 The Priest
52
Chapter 11 The Mysterious Monk
67
Chapter 12 Leave All Hope Behind
72
Chapter 13 The Mother
80
Chapter 14 Deaf
88
Chapter 15 Three Hearts
94
Chapter 16 Little Sword
99
Chapter 17 The Little Shoe
102
Chapter 18 The Marriage of Quasimodo
110

Chapter 9 The Two Men in Black
56
Chapter 10 The Dagger
61

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The best-known of the French Romantic writers, Victor Hugo was a poet, novelist, dramatist, and political critic. Hugo was an avid supporter of French republicanism and advocate for social and political equality, themes that reflect most strongly in his works Les Mis?rables, Notre-Dame de Paris (The Hunchback of Notre-Dame), and Le Dernier jour d'un condamn? (The Last Day of a Condemned Man). Hugo's literary works were successful from the outset, earning him a pension from Louis XVIII and membership in the prestigious Acad?mie fran?aise, and influencing the work of literary figures such as Albert Camus, Charles Dickens, and Fyodor Dostoevsky. Elevated to the peerage by King Louis-Philippe, Hugo played an active role in French politics through the 1848 Revolution and into the Second and Third Republics. Hugo died in 1885, revered not only for his influence on French literature, but also for his role in shaping French democracy. He is buried in the Panth?on alongside Alexandre Dumas and ?mile Zola.

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