The Hunchback of Notre Dame

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

A mad priest, a vagabond playwright, a social-climbing soldier, and a deformed bell-ringer--all are captivated by a gypsy girl's beauty and charm. Two of them will betray her, but the others will remain loyal, even in the shadow of the gallows. These outlaws find sanctuary within the walls of medieval Paris' greatest monument, the grand Cathedral of Notre Dame.<BR>"What a beautiful thing <I>Notre-Dame</I> is!" declared Gustave Flaubert of Victor Hugo's 1837 novel. Originally published as <I>Notre-Dame de Paris</I> (Our Lady of Paris), it was conceived as a story of the cathedral itself, which functioned as the passionate heart of fifteenth-century city life. But Hugo's human drama rivals the

Victor Hugo
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