March 2, 2010
March 2, 2010
Here is the haunting drama of Quasimodo, the hunchback; Esmeralda, the gypsy dancer; and Claude Frollo, the priest tortured by his own damnation. Shaped by a profound sense of tragic irony, it is a work that gives full play to the author's brilliant imagination.
Victor Hugo's romance is set in the middle ages, largely in the cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris, where Quasimodo is the hunchbacked bellringer. Quasimodo silently loves a gypsy dancer named Esmeralda. She is accused of witchcraft and seeks refuge in the cathedral, where Quasimodo cares for her. But when she is executed in spite of his efforts, he throws her persecutor, the evil archdeacon Frollo, from the top of the cathedral.
- Genre: Fiction + Literature Themes, Juvenile Fiction, Fiction + Literature Genres
- Subgenre: Medicine + Health, Literary Genres + Types of Novels, Human Qualities + Behavior, Conflicts + Dualities, Settings, Westerns, Types of Characters, Love + Relationships + Sex, Society + Social Issues, Historical / Europe, General, Comics + Graphic Novels / General, Classics, Social Issues / Special Needs
- Language: English
- Author: Victor Hugo , Victor Marie Hugo
- Online Item #: 12025397
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 248-33-0673
- ISBN: 9780451531513
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported