The Hunchback of Notre-Dame by Victor HugoThis extraordinary historical novel, set in Medieval Paris under the twin towers of its greatest structure and supreme symbol, the cathedral of Notre-Dame, is the haunting drama of Quasimodo, the hunchback; Esmeralda, the gypsy dancer; and Claude Frollo, the priest tortured by the specter of his own damnation. Shaped by a profound sense of tragic irony, it is a work that gives full play to Victor Hugos brilliant historical imagination and his remarkable powers of description.
The Hunchback of Notre-Dame
Look Inside. Jan 01, Minutes Buy. Feb 07, ISBN Jan 01, Minutes. It tells the story of the beautiful gypsy Esmeralda, condemned as a witch by the tormented archdeacon Claude Frollo, who lusts after her. Before the huge crowd that packed the cathedral square, La Esmeralda stood between two executioners.
Language, cultural norms, the countries and cultures themselves, the target audiences…really, the two versions share almost nothing except the story itself. Just a few of the most important characters are:. In the Disney movie, Quasimodo sings but of course he does! He is naive but friendly, kind and keen to experience social interaction. The Quasimodo of the book, though, is mute and deaf. He communicates only through sign language, and he has exiled himself in the bell tower of Notre Dame with his only true love, the bells. In the book, Esmeralda actually referred to as La Esmeralda is a year-old Egyptian French girl who is naive, childish and undeniably beautiful.
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