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The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Victor Hugo

In the grotesque bell-ringer Quasimodo, Victor Hugo created one of the most vivid characters in classic fiction. Quasimodo’s doomed love for the beautiful gypsy girl Esmerelda is an example of the traditional love theme of beauty and the beast. Yet, set against the massive background of Notre Dame de Paris and interwoven with the sacred and secular life of medieval France, it takes on a larger perspective. The characters come to life: the poet Gringoire, the tormented priest Claude Frollo, the upright, fun-loving captain Phoebus and above all Quasimodo and Esmerelda themselves. It is a tale peppered with humour but fuelled by the anguish which unfolds beneath the bells of the great cathedral of Paris.

In the grotesque bell-ringer Quasimodo, Victor Hugo created one of the most vivid characters in classic fiction. Quasimodo’s doomed love for the beautiful gypsy girl Esmerelda is an example of the traditional love theme of beauty and the beast. Yet, set against the massive background of Notre Dame de Paris and interwoven with the sacred and secular life of medieval France, it takes on a larger perspective. The characters come to life: the poet Gringoire, the tormented priest Claude Frollo, the upright, fun-loving captain Phoebus and above all Quasimodo and Esmerelda themselves. It is a tale peppered with humour but fuelled by the anguish which unfolds beneath the bells of the great cathedral of Paris.
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Genres:

Classics

Description:

In the grotesque bell-ringer Quasimodo, Victor Hugo created one of the most vivid characters in classic fiction. Quasimodo’s doomed love for the beautiful gypsy girl Esmerelda is an example of the traditional love theme of beauty and the beast. Yet, set against the massive background of Notre Dame de Paris and interwoven with the sacred and secular life of medieval France, it takes on a larger perspective. The characters come to life: the poet Gringoire, the tormented priest Claude Frollo, the upright, fun-loving captain Phoebus and above all Quasimodo and Esmerelda themselves. It is a tale peppered with humour but fuelled by the anguish which unfolds beneath the bells of the great cathedral of Paris.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Bill Homewood

Length:

2h 37m


Chapters

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05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

05:51


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:12


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

09:23


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:16


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:46


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

03:18


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:19


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:23


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:22


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:20


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:54


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:58


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:17


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:43


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

10:27


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

09:00


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:51


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

08:17


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

03:59


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

03:39


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:54


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:22


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:13


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:17


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

02:45