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In the Gothic towers of the cathedral of Notre-Dame - which has been subjected to decades of degradation and neglect - lives its bell ringer, Quasimodo. Persecuted as wicked and pilloried for his broken appearance, he’s shown kindness only by the alluring Esmeralda, an outsider herself, who fills Quasimodo’s heart with a hope and devotion beyond reason. When she falls victim to the lies of the vengeful and lustful Archdeacon Claude Frollo, only Quasimodo can save her from the gallows. In sanctuary, looming high above Paris, their fates entwine.

The Hunchback of Notre-Dame stands as a tribute to the medieval city Victor Hugo loved and to a vulnerable monument he feared would crumble to dust.

Revised edition: Previously published as The Hunchback of Notre-Dame, this edition of The Hunchback of Notre-Dame (AmazonClassics Edition) includes editorial revisions.

Public Domain (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved

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amazing. great narrator, great story.

I loved this audiobook. It had a great narrator and it was a fantastic, heart-wrenching story.

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  • 09-11-20

A bit too much for me!

I wanted to catch up with some classics but the story of Quasimodo is lost in Hugo's discussion of, amongst other things, the death of architecture on the birth of printing, the history of Paris etc, etc, etc. Some of the text was interesting but I'm afraid that I became disengaged because I just wanted to listen to the story not the "fluff". The narration, however, was superb.

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  • 05-03-21

A true classic

While one could possibly rename Victor Hugo's classic drama "The innocent young girl from a vulnerable background who is lusted over by 3 men and hanged as a result", there is no doubting that it is a great literary work.

I have taken to listening to classics as I often find the long chapters describing culture, architecture etc to be effective soporifics and so difficult to get past when reading. However, I actually really enjoyed Hugo's commentary on architecture as 'the great handwriting of mankind' especially before the advent of the printing press. One look through my travel photos shows how fascinated I am by old buildings. I have often reflected with others on the change in architecture even over the last 100yrs and the impact on the atmosphere of an area as well as what it reflects about the community. Needless to say, Hugo puts it all much more eloquently.