The Hunchback of Notre-Dame (Paperback)

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By Victor Hugo, Catherine Liu (Translator), Elizabeth McCracken (Introduction by)
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Description


Set in medieval Paris, Victor Hugo's powerful historical romance "The Hunchback of Notre-Dame" has resonated with succeeding generations ever since its publication in 1837. It tells the story of the beautiful gypsy Esmeralda, condemned as a witch by the tormented archdeacon Claude Frollo, who lusts after her. Quasimodo, the deformed bell ringer of Notre-Dame Cathedral, having fallen in love with the kindhearted Esmeralda, tries to save her by hiding her in the cathedral's tower. When a crowd of Parisian peasants, misunderstanding Quasimodo's motives, attacks the church in an attempt to liberate her, the story ends in tragedy.

About the Author


Catherine Liu is an associate professor in the cultural studies and comparative literature department at the University of Minnesota. She is the author of "Copying Machines: Taking Notes for the Automaton" and a novel, "Oriental Girls Desire Romance."

Elizabeth McCracken is the author of "Niagara Falls All Over Again" and "The Giant s House." She lives in Massachusetts."

Praise For…


“What a beautiful thing Notre-Dame is!” —Gustave Flaubert

Product Details
ISBN: 9780679642572
ISBN-10: 0679642579
Publisher: Modern Library
Publication Date: October 8th, 2002
Pages: 512
Language: English
Series: Modern Library (Paperback)