The Hunchback of Notre Dame

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Paperback Wordsworth Classics

By (author) Victor Hugo, Introduction and notes by Keith Wren, Series edited by Dr. Keith Carabine

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  • Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 480 pages
  • Dimensions: 110mm x 178mm x 26mm | 200g
  • Publication date: 1 January 1998
  • Publication City/Country: Herts
  • ISBN 10: 1853260681
  • ISBN 13: 9781853260681
  • Edition: New edition
  • Edition statement: New edition
  • Sales rank: 9,613

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Set in 1482, Victor Hugo's powerful novel of 'imagination, caprice and fantasy' is a meditation on love, fate, architecture and politics, as well as a compelling recreation of the medieval world at the dawn of the modern age. In a brilliant reworking of the tale of Beauty and the Beast, Hugo creates a host of unforgettable characters - amongst them, Quasimodo, the hunchback of the title, hopelessly in love with the gypsy girl Esmeralda, the satanic priest Claude Frollo, Clopin Trouillefou, king of the beggars, and Louis X1, King of France.? Over the entire novel, both literally and symbolically, broods the Cathedral of Notre-Dame. Vivid characters and memorable set-piece action scenes combine to bring the past to life in this story of love, lust, betrayal, doom and redemption.

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Editorial reviews

A storybook retelling of Hugo's classic of the lonely bellringer and his hopeless love for the beautiful gypsy girl, Esmerelda, whom he rescues from hanging and the evil archdeacon Dom Frollo and reunites with her mother. While remaining relatively faithful to the original, this version from Wynne-Jones (The Maestro, 1996, etc.) is always competent, but never compelling. Slavin creates lovely illustrations, but his pale washes leave even the most festive scenes sedate. The volume lacks power or emotion; adults seeking an alternative - any alternative - to the Disney film may find that this one hardly competes for the hearts and minds of the target audience. (Kirkus Reviews)

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Retells in simple language the tale of the hunchbacked bellringer of medieval Notre Dame, Quasimodo, whose love for the gypsy dancer, Esmeralda, had tragic consequences.