The Hunchback of Notre-Dome by Victor Hugo


Blurb: In the vaulted Gothic towers of Notre-Dame 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.

Unable to Finish

My Thoughts: I don’t know if it was just trying to listen to it via audiobook, but I just could not latch onto this story. The beginning was a history lesson and a big long description of the place. I could not keep up or understand why the history was being covered. Also, there were French words and phrases used that were not explained/translate. Honestly, I don’t even like the Disney rendition. I may try to pick this book up in future, but I am just unable to finish it at this time.

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