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Notre Dame de Paris By Victor Hugo

Notre Dame de Paris by Victor Hugo

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Summary

A translation of Victor Hugo's epic view of mankind's history, which assumes even more importance than the novel's compelling story.

Notre Dame de Paris Summary

Notre Dame de Paris by Victor Hugo

Three extraordinary characters caught in a web of fatal obsession are at the centre of Hugo's novel. The grotesque hunchback Quasimodo, bell-ringer of Notre-Dame, owes his life to the austere archdeacon, Claude Frollo, who in turn is bound by a hopeless passion to the gypsy dancer Esmeralda. She, meanwhile, is bewitched by a handsome, empty-headed officer, but by an unthinking act of kindness wins Quasimodo's selfless devotion. Behind the central figures moves a pageant of picturesque characters, ranging from the cruel, superstitious king, Louis XI, to the underworld of beggars and petty criminals. These disreputable truands' night-time assault on the cathedral is one of the most spectacular set-pieces of Romantic literature. Hugo vividly depicts medieval Paris, where all life is dominated by the massive cathedral. His passionate enthusiasm for Gothic architecture is set within the context of an epic view of mankind's history, to which he attaches even more importance than to the novel's compelling story. Alban Krailsheimer's new translation is a fresh approach to this monumental classic by France's most celebrated Romantic.

Notre Dame de Paris Reviews

"Good text with excellent bio-bibliographical chronology. I shall be happy to recommend it. I do not teach a class in which it would be a textbook, but I may well use it for examples in translation studies scholarship."--Marilyn Gaddis Rose, Binghamton University


"Good text with excellent bio-bibliographical chronology. I shall be happy to recommend it. I do not teach a class in which it would be a textbook, but I may well use it for examples in translation studies scholarship."--Marilyn Gaddis Rose, Binghamton University

"Good text with excellent bio-bibliographical chronology. I shall be happy to recommend it. I do not teach a class in which it would be a textbook, but I may well use it for examples in translation studies scholarship."--Marilyn Gaddis Rose, Binghamton University


"Good text with excellent bio-bibliographical chronology. I shall be happy to recommend it. I do not teach a class in which it would be a textbook, but I may well use it for examples in translation studies scholarship."--Marilyn Gaddis Rose, Binghamton University


Additional information

GOR002227634
9780192837011
019283701X
Notre Dame de Paris by Victor Hugo
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
1999-09-02
592
N/A
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