Notre-Dame De Paris
by Victor Hugo
Publisher: Project Gutenberg 2001
An 1831 French novel written by Victor Hugo. It is set in 1482 in Paris, in and around the cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris. The book tells the story of a poor Gypsy girl (La Esmeralda) and a misshapen bell-ringer (Quasimodo) who was raised by the archdeacon (Claude Frollo). The book was written as a statement to preserve the Notre Dame cathedral and not to 'modernize' it, as Hugo was thoroughly against this.
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by Victor Hugo - Thomas Y. Crowell & co
Sensational, dramatic, exciting and filled with the sweep and violence of human passions, superb adventure, and a powerful social document. The story of how the convict Jean-Valjean struggled to escape his past and reaffirm his humanity.
by Victor Hugo - Little, Brown, and Company
Victor Hugo, son of one of the generals of Napoleon's armies, included among his vast literary output the political portrait of Napoleon, first published in 1852. Hugo's work touches upon most of the political and social issues of his time.
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The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo is a superb narrative of a young man who, as a child, was abducted, sold and deformed -- obstensibly for profit, but, as it turns out, for dark political reasons as well. This is a highly readable translation.
by Victor Hugo - J. M. Dent & Sons
The story of an illiterate fisherman who must free a ship that has run aground in order to win the hand of the woman he loves. The embattled fisherman contends with sea storms and monstrous predators that Hugo describes in exhilarating detail.