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Classics/modern classics Notre-Dame de Paris

  • By Victor Hugo
  • Price: £9.99
  • ISBN: 9780140443530
  • Availability: Out of stock - publisher cannot give date. If very urgent, please contact us at direct@esb.co.uk

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More commonly known as The Hunchback of Notre-Dame, Victor Hugo's Romantic novel of dark passions and unrequited love, Notre-Dame de Paris, is translated with an introduction by John Sturrock in Penguin Classics. In the vaulted Gothic towers of Notre-Dame Cathedral lives Quasimodo, the hunchbacked bellringer. Mocked and shunned for his appearance, he is pitied only by Esmerelda, a beautiful gypsy dancer to whom he becomes completely devoted.

Esmerelda, however, has also attracted the attention of the sinister archdeacon Claude Frollo, and when she rejects his lecherous approaches, Frollo hatches a plot to destroy her, that only Quasimodo can prevent. Victor Hugo's sensational, evocative novel brings life to the medieval Paris he loved, and mourns its passing in one of the greatest historical romances of the nineteenth century. John Sturrock's clear, contemporary translation is accompanied by an introduction discussing it as a passionate novel of ideas, written in defence of Gothic architecture and of a burgeoning democracy, and demonstrating that an ugly exterior can conceal moral beauty.

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Series Classics/modern classics Title Notre-Dame de Paris
Subject French Language English
Market Adolescent/Adult Level Fluent/native speakers
Publication Date January 1980 Authors Victor Hugo
Binding Paperback Pages 544
Size(mm) N/A Weight (gms) 370
ESB Code 55019 ISBN 9780140443530
Inspection Copy No Delivery Out of stock - publisher cannot give date. If very urgent, please contact us at direct@esb.co.uk
  Price £9.99

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