Item description for The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Classic Fiction) by Victor Hugo & Bill Homewood...
In the grotesque bell-ringer "Quasimodo", Victor Hugo created one of the most vivid characters in classic fiction. Quasimodo's doomed love for the beautiful gypsy girl Esmerelda is an example of the traditional love theme of beauty and the beast. Yet, set against the massive background of Notre Dame de Paris and interwoven with the sacred and secular life of medieval France, it takes on a larger perspective. The characters come to life: the poet Gringoire, the tormented priest Claude Frollo, the upright, fun-loving captain Phoebus and above all Quasimodo and Esmerelda themselves. It is a tale peppered with humour but fuelled by the anguish which unfolds beneath the bells of the great cathedral of Paris.
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Format: Abridged, Audiobook
Studio: Naxos Audiobooks
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 5.75" Height: 5" Weight: 0.25 lbs.
Release Date Aug 30, 2006
Publisher Naxos Audiobooks
ISBN 9626343826 ISBN13 9789626343821
Availability 0 units.
More About Victor Hugo & Bill Homewood
Victor Hugo (1802-85) was a forceful and prolific writer. He became a committed social democrat and during the Second Empire of Napoleon III was exiled from France, living in the Channel Islands. His body is now buried in the Pantheon. Norman Denny was educated at Radley College.
Victor Hugo lived in Besancon. Victor Hugo was born in 1807 and died in 1885.