Author: Victor Hugo Retail Price: $14.00 Our Price: $12.60
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Notre-Dame of Paris was Hugo's first great novel; published in 1831, it has become the classic example of French romanticism - compelling, capricious and delightfully flamboyant. But in the tragic tale of Quasimodo, his hunchbaack hero, and around the stories of La Esmeralda and Frollo, the demented archdeacon, Victor Hugo weaves a plot as skillful and as subtle as it is sensational. Literally and symbolically dominant by the glorious Gothic architecture of Notre-Dame, the city of Paris in 1482 comes to life in this novel in a way which is uniquely and eduringly epic.
The English reader will savour this fine translation by John Sturrock which captures both the Romantic quest for and Victor Hugo's achievement of completeness, comprehensiveness, greatness.