Notre-Dame de Paris, Vol. 1 (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from Notre-Dame De Paris, Vol. 1 A few years ago, while visiting or, rather, rummaging about notre-dame, the author of this book found, in an obscure nook of one of the towers, the following word, engraved by hand upon the wall: These Greek capitals, black with age, and quite deeply graven in the stone, with I know not what signs peculiar to Gothic caligraphy imprinted upon their forms and upon their attitudes, as though with the purpose of revealing that it had been a hand of the Middle Ages which had inscribed them there, and especially the fatal and melancholy meaning contained in them, struck the author deeply. He questioned himself; he sought to divine who could have been that soul in torment which had not been willing to quit this world without leaving this stigma of crime or unhappi ness upon the brow of the ancient church. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
- Paperback | 276 pages
- 152 x 229 x 15mm | 372g
- 23 Jan 2018
- Forgotten Books
- 8 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white