[Read] ➲ Notre-Dame de Paris Author Victor Hugo – Anguillais.us

Notre-Dame de ParisThis 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 Hugo S Brilliant Historical Imagination And His Remarkable Powers Of Description.

[Read] ➲ Notre-Dame de Paris Author Victor Hugo – Anguillais.us
  • Hardcover
  • 96 pages
  • Notre-Dame de Paris
  • Victor Hugo
  • English
  • 25 September 2018
  • 9780721436876

    10 thoughts on “[Read] ➲ Notre-Dame de Paris Author Victor Hugo – Anguillais.us


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    I recently read Victor Hugo s Notre Dame de Paris for the first time, and was delighted and moved by the experience Although it lacks the depth and humanity of Les Miserables, it possesses a grandeur of architectonic structure and an Olympian compassion all its own Best of all, it gives us one of literature s most loving and detailed depictions of a city, rivaled only by Joyce s Dublin in Ulysses.It is a shame that this book is so seldom referred to in English by its given name, for it is about than the history of one hunchback, however moving that history may be First of all, it is about the great cathedral that dominates and defines the city, the setting for much of the novel s action and most of its crucial events It is also about the genius loci of Paris, the maternal spirit that offers sanctuary and support to its most unfortunate children, many of them literally orphans Gringoire, Quasimodo, Esmeralda, the Frollos , be they ugly or beautiful, virtuous or evil, bringing a measure of comfort to their difficult and and often tragic lives Hugo s novel had been on my lengthy must read list for years, but what finally moved it to the top was my growing fascination with cities in literature In childhood, my favorite Arabian Night s tales were the ones that took place in Baghdad, and from early adolescence I loved Sherlock Holmes London, D Artagnan s...


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    I have officially been wooed by nineteenth century French literature First Dumas and now this I just finished reading Victor Hugo s The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and it was fantastic The characters, the themes, the literary structures Ahhh swoons Before I proclaim my love affair with Victor Hugo, I have to mention some negatives First off very, very difficult book to get into I struggled through at least the first hundred pages, and I m not that hard to please Secondly, up until this point, I had always thought that abridged novels were ridiculous How could the editors take parts out and still have the story make sense Upon reading unabridged Hugo, I understand The man had complete chapters devoted to discussing the history of Paris or the history of the cathedral, and while I admit that it was a clever way to show off his knowledge and spread his political ideals, it was not what I bargained for.The novel would have been accurately titled The Archdeacon of Notre Dame Frollo was not a judge as in the Disney movie They just tried to secularize him to an equivalent position I argue that Frollo was the protagonist The story spent most of its time with him his internal struggle, his plotting And his character was fantastic He w...


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    Okay, I m glad I read this book, if only to find out just how badly Disney ruined the story for the sake of their embarassing excuse for a film the horrendous straight to video sequel, which I fortunately only saw previews for, will not be spoken of at all Victor Hugo has a gift for the most ungodly depressing stories, but he writes very well when he s not rambling pointlessly to stretch out his page count But I can t bring myself to give this four stars, and for one simple reason with the exception of Quasimodo and Esmeralda, every single character in this book is an insufferable dickhead Frollo, obviously, deserves to be fed to sharks simply for the mind boggling levels of creepiness he manages to achieve over the course of the story Phoebus is even of a fratboy asshole that I d previously thought, and the way he decides to seduce Esmeralda despite the fact that she s the Gypsy equivalent of a vestal virgin made me want to teleport into the story so I could kick him in the nuts Frollo s younger brother Jehan is a relatively minor character, but he gets mentioned because in every single scene he appears in, he s constantly yammering away and trying to be clever and witty, the result being that he makes Jar Jar Binks seem terribly endearing in comparison And Gringoire I had such hope...


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    922 Notre Dame de Paris Our Lady of Paris The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Victor HugoThe Hunchback of Notre Dame is a French Romantic Gothic novel by Victor Hugo, published in 1831 The story is set in Paris in 1482 during the reign of Louis XI The gypsy Esmeralda born as Agnes captures the hearts of many men, including those of Captain Phoebus and Pierre Gringoire, but especially Quasimodo and his guardian Archdeacon Claude Frollo Frollo is torn between his obsessive lust for Esmeralda and the rules of Notre Dame Cathedral He orders Quasimodo to kidnap her, but Quasimodo is captured by Phoebus and his guards, who save Esmeralda Gringoire, who attempted to help Esmeralda but was knocked out by Quasimodo, is about to be hanged by beggars when Esmeralda saves him by agreeing to marry him for four years The following day, Quasimodo is sentenced to be flogged and turned on the pillory for one hour, followed by another hour s public exposure He calls for water Esmeralda, seeing his thirst, approaches the public stocks and offers him a drink of water It saves him, and she captures his heart Later, Esmeralda is arrested and charged with the attempted murder of Phoebus, whom Frollo actually attempted to kill in jealousy after seeing him trying to seduce Esmeralda She is sentenced to death by hanging As she is being led to the gallows, Quasimodo swings down by the bell rope of Notre Dame and...


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    While reading this book I started to notice how little the Hunchback is in it A Goodreads friend mentioned that this is why the title for it in France is actually Our Lady of Paris For some reason, English translations chose the the Hunchback for the title.If other books, movies, or TV shows named themselves based on a character that was involved as much as Quasimodo was in this story, here is what they would be called Star Wars ChewbaccaHarry Potter Neville LongbottomThe Big Bang Theory Howard WalowitzThe Shining Danny Torrance Frozen OlafLost Smoke MonsterAll those characters are important to the stories, but they are hardly the main focus While this is the case with this book, it is not necessarily a bad thing, just a thing to be aware of going in you really don t get very much Quasimodo.Afte...


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    Victor Hugo ties in the destinies of a handful people in Paris in the late fifteenth century so cleverly and atmospheric together in a tragedy, that it belongs to the most known dramas in European literature The significance of this work is based on the psychological archetypes that Hugo portrays as tragic characters The author characterized the underlying society with particular destinies and psychographi...


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    Written by Victor Hugo, who also brought us the wonderful classic Les Mis rables which in some ways is very similar to this story I noticed a sort of parallel between Inspector Javert and Claude Frollo , this large classic features deep characters, dark but important thematic elements and morality which isn t always so black and white Until recently my only experience with The Hunchback of Notre Dame had been watching the 1990 s Disney animated film on VHS as a kid, which was waaaay back in 2005, and my memory of it isn t so good, except that I remember being disappointed by the ending, in which Esmeralda inevitably doesn t love Quasimodo in spite of him being a kind person I was eight years old it hadn t occurred to me back then that life rarely works out that way , and feeling very sorry for poor Frollo in his eventual demise god knows why he was scary back then Kids in my elementary school classes had nightmares about him I decided I should go back and re experience the story, but this time I wanted to try reading the original book over the Disney film.The novel is considerably deeper although the Disney film did try, and in all fairness did manage to capture some of the complex emotions and psychology behind the characters, as a film intended for children it left out many of the book s deeper moments and is radically different from the book in many respects Quasimodo actually isn t a huge presence in the novel in spite of him being the titular ...


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    Victor Hugo s Les Mis rables is one of my all time favourite novels and so it s odd that I ve never read any of his other books In order to fill in the gaps in my reading, I ve decided to read at least one classic a month this year and am so glad I started with The Hunchback of Notre Dame Wow, wow WOW What a freaking good story It s not quite as good as Les Mis but it s still incredible At times Hugo can be long winded and I could have thrown the Kindle across the room when he rambled on for 50 or so pages describing Notre Dame and the view from there However, as I didn t fancy breaking the Kindle and having to buy a new one, I reined myself in and plowed through it Maybe physical books ARE better than e books in this case After that section, thankfully near the beginning, the book was very enjoyable and gripping But damn It will break your heart Still, Hugo s wit is prevalent throughout and I found myself ...

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