Is moving and beautiful and fitting and so what if it s not Disney it s greatAnd to further please the happy reader there were a million good uotes Here you go Oh love That is to be two and yet ne A man and a woman joined as into an ange that is heaven Esmeralda Great edifices like great mountains are the work Les Manuscrits Arabes de Rabat (Classic Reprint) of the ages He found that man needs affection that life without a warming love is but a dry wheel creaking and grating as it turns Alas The small thing shall bring down the great things a tooth triumphsver a whole carcass The rat f the Nile destroys the crocodile the swordfish kills the whale the book will kill the edifice Frollo It is to this setting sun that we look for a new dawn Spira spera Breathe hope For love is like a tree it grows f itself it send its roots deep into ur being and ften continues to grow green The Rage of Plum Blossoms over a heart in ruins What manrders Circumstances disorder Frollo Everyone knows that great wealth is not acuired by letters and that the most accomplished writers have not always a warm hearth in wintertime The lawyers take all the wheat for themselves and leave nothing by chaff for the Eden: It's an Endless World, Volume 2 other learned professions Gringoire the philosopher A lighted candle never attractsne gnat nly That s life It s ften ur best friends who make us fall Gringoire The human voice is music to the human ear Just a wonderful sample f the jewels contained in The Hunchback f Notre Dame The novel was difficult but well worth the effort I m just sitting here in awe f it I can t write any 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 f Paris For some reason English translations chose the the Hunchback for the titleIf ther books movies The Incomparable Christ: Our Master and Model or TV shows named themselves basedn a character that was involved as much as uasimodo was in this story here is what they would be calledStar 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 Guide To Investing in Gold Silver: Protect Your Financial Future of going in you really don t get very much uasimodoAfter reading and loving Les Miserables I had high hopes for this book But it was justkay I am glad I read it and I did enjoy it a lot in a few parts but most The Incomparable Hester Santlow of it was a slog Hugo spends the first 350 pagesr so setting up the story describing Paris at the time f the story etc I think many who try this would have a hard time staying interested Also and I hate to say this because I always want my books to be unabridged but you could probably abridge this to 150 200 pages and still get everythingClassics buffs Hugo fans hardcore historical fiction fans step right up Casual reader thinking about checking ut some Hugo step n ver to Les Mis An interesting read I enjoyed this though not as much as Les Miserables The characters were complex and interesting and the ending very powerful but it didn t uite hold my attention as much as Les Miserables 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 f Les Miserables it possesses a grandeur f architectonic structure and an Olympian compassion all its Diaries of a College Girl own Bestf all it gives us The Wallace and Gromit A Close Shave Pop-Up Book onef literature s most loving and detailed depictions Becoming The Bride: Gender Swap Erotica of a city rivalednly by Joyce s Dublin in UlyssesIt 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 ne hunchback however moving that history may be f all it is about the great cathedral that dominates one hunchback however moving that history may be First all it is about the great cathedral that dominates defines the city the setting for much f the novel s action and most f its crucial events It is also about the genius loci f Paris the maternal spirit that ffers sanctuary and support to its most unfortunate children many Tiffany Girl of them literallyrphans Gringoire uasimodo Esmeralda the Frollos be they ugly One Cause, Many Ailments: The Leaky Gut Syndrome: What It Is and How It May Be Affecting Your Health or beautiful virtuousr evil bringing a measure Cutting Edge Marketing Analytics: Real World Cases and Data Sets for Hands On Learning (FT Press Analytics) of comfort to their difficult and andften tragic lives Hugo s novel had been Paolo and Panetto 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 thenes that took place in Baghdad and from early adolescence I loved Sherlock Holmes London D Artagnan s Paris and Nero Wolfe s New York I also began to appreciate fantastic cities such as Stevenson and Machen s London and Leiber s Lankhmar Soon I fell in love with the hard boiled detective genre and having been a childhood fan Vivien Leigh of Arthurian romances identified with eachf these modern knight errants By the Book on a uest I also realized that the individualityf each city and the private detective s familiarity with it and his relation to it was an essential part The Day After the Dollar Crashes: A Survival Guide for the Rise of the New World Order of the genre s charm Even the most realisticf private eye cities "Robert B Parker s Boston for example were filled with as many marvels as any Arthurian Romance instead "B Parker s Boston for example were filled with as many marvels as any Arthurian Romance instead a sorceress ne might meet a sexy widow instead f a liveried dwarf a mysterious butler and instead f a disguised knight ffering a cryptic challenge ne might be ffered a tailing job by a Beacon Hill Brahmin with a mask f smiles and hidden motivations The world f the marvelous had been transported from the isolated castles woods and meadows f England s green and pleasant land to the magnificent townhouses and seedy alleys f an urban environment How had this The Teachings of Spenser Carlyle: The Novel occurred and what were the literary antecedentsI believe that Notre Dame de Paris in 1831 is the point where this all begins Hugo took a shootf the delicate gothic already in decline grafted it to the hearty root f the city r precisely to a Gothic cathedral in the center Weirdo Noir: Gothic and Dark Lowbrow Art of a great city where it was most likely to flourish watered it from theasis The Message of Salvation: By God's Grace, for God's Glory of Arabian marvels dangerous hunchback guildf thieves beautiful dancing girl and cultivated the resulting growth with the historical method f Sir Walter Scott Thus the urban romance was bornThis was just the start f course Another decade f industrialism and population growth would make the great European cities seem even like ancient Baghdad Dickens would make the thieves guild central to the sinister London f Oliver Twist and Eugene Sue s exploration f urban vices in The Mysteries f Paris 1841 would soon be successfully imitated commercially if not artistically by England s Reynolds in The Mysteries Practical Ventriloquism of London and America s Lippard. Er has also attracted the attentionf the sinister archdeacon Claude Frollo and when she rejects his lecherous approaches Frollo hatches a plot to destroy her that nly uasimodo can prevent Victor Hugo’s sensational evocative novel brings life to the medieval Paris he loved and mourns its passing in ne f the greatest historical romances f the nineteen. ,
In The uaker City On Riemanns Theory of Algebraic Functions and Their Integrals or The Monksf Monk s HallA little later the detective arrived in the gothic city Poe s DuPont Gaboriau s Leco Conan Doyle s Holmes and soon the marvelous and fantastic were re introduced Stevenson s New Arabian Nights Machen s The Three Imposters as well fully preparing the urban landscape for the writers Achtung ... U-Boats Passing: A Saga of War at Sea (Vol. 2) of the 20th century to construct their citiesf romance in the worlds Achtung Schweinehund!: A Boy's Own Story of Imaginary Combat of detection and fantasyHugo tells us that the bonesf uasimodo and Esmeralda have long ago turned to dust but the marvelous city Dugout: The Zombie Steals Home of crimes and dreams continues to liven 922 Notre Dame de Paris Our Lady f Paris The Hunchback f Notre Dame Victor HugoThe Hunchback f Notre Dame is a French RomanticGothic novel by Victor Hugo published in 1831 The story is set in Paris in 1482 during the reign f Louis XI The gypsy Esmeralda born as Agnes captures the hearts f many men including those f Captain Phoebus and Pierre Gringoire but especially uasimodo and his guardian Archdeacon Claude Frollo Frollo is torn between his Screwball Television: Critical Perspectives on Gilmore Girls obsessive lust for Esmeralda and the rulesf Notre Dame Cathedral He Ya Gotta Believe!: My Roller-Coaster Life as a Screwball Pitcher and Part-Time father, and My Hope-Filled Fight Against Brain Cancer orders uasimodo to kidnap her but uasimodo is captured by Phoebus and his guards who save Esmeralda Gringoire who attempted to help Esmeralda but was knockedut by uasimodo is about to be hanged by beggars when Esmeralda saves him by agreeing to marry him for four years The following day uasimodo is sentenced to be flogged and turned Night's Pawn on the pillory forne hour followed by another hour s public exposure He calls for water Esmeralda seeing his thirst approaches the public stocks and Firing the First Elder (Pioneers in the Pulpit Book 2) offers him a drinkf water It saves him and she captures his heart Later Esmeralda is arrested and charged with the attempted murder f 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 uasimodo swings down by the bell rope f Notre Dame and carries her ff to the cathedral under the law f sanctuary temporarily protecting her from arrest Frollo later informs Gringoire that the Court The Secret Child of Parlement has voted to remove Esmeralda s right to the sanctuary so she can no longer seek shelter in the Cathedral and will be taken away to be killed Clopin the leaderf the Gypsies hears the news from Gringoire and rallies the citizens Japanese Schoolgirl Inferno: Tokyo Teen Fashion Subculture Handbook of Paris to charge the cathedral and rescue Esmeralda When uasimodo sees the Gypsies he assumes they are there to hurt Esmeralda so he drives themff Likewise he thinks the King s men want to rescue her and tries to help them find her She is rescued by Frollo and Gringoire But after yet another failed attempt to win her love Frollo betrays Esmeralda by handing her to the troops and watches while she is being hanged When Frollo laughs during Esmeralda s hanging uasimodo pushes him from the height f Notre Dame to his death uasimodo goes to the cemetery hugs Esmeralda s body and dies f starvation with her Years later they are discovered and while trying to separate them uasimodo s bones turn to dust 1972 1348 242 19 1362 309 1362 108 1370 547 1385 526 1386 1387 1388 9789646030282 1370 368 1380 390 1371 128 1375 9646208193 1375 192 1392 159 9789645680464 ANATKH 31061399 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 f 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 nly experience with The Hunchback f Notre Dame had been watching the 1990 s Disney animated film n VHS as a kid which was waaaay back in 2005 and my memory Death by Inferior Design of it isn t so good except that I remember being disappointed by the ending in which Esmeralda inevitably doesn t love uasimodo in spitef him being a kind person I was eight years
old it hadn t ccurred to me back then that life rarely works ut that way and feeling veryit hadn t Hitler's Northern War: The Luftwaffe's Ill-Fated Campaign, 1940-1945 occurred to me back then that life rarely worksut that way and feeling very 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 riginal book ver the Disney film The novel is considerably deeper although the Disney film did try and in all fairness did manage to capture some f the complex emotions and psychology behind the characters as a film intended for children it left ut many A Philosophy of Cinematic Art of the book s deeper moments and is radically different from the book in many respects uasimodo actually isn t a huge presence in the novel in spitef him being the titular character which was a bit The Potato Hack: Weight Loss Simplified odd but the book seems to be about sharing a message than it is about the characters themselves I can t say that I loved The Hunchbackf Notre Dame as much as Les Mis rables unfortunately While it s still a great novel and undeniably well written The Hunchback White House Years (Henry Kissingers Memoirs of Notre Dame seems in itswn weird way to be a commentary n Victor Hugo s perception f France s architecture and a historicalpolitical glance back in time The pacing and structure f the novel is also difficult to get used to If you like linear plots with nly a couple f characters I wouldn t recommend it but if you like stories that follow linear plots with nly a couple Indo No Kao of characters I wouldn t recommend it but if you like stories that followwn course at their wn time this ne is a good choice I do however recommend reading Les Mis rables first if you re new to the work Giant Peach Yodel of Victor Hugo It s arguably his best novel but also gives readers a chance to get immersed in his writing style before movingnto his Sinai and Zion other books Victor Hugo s Les Mis rables isne f my all time favourite novels and so it "S Odd That I Ve "odd that I ve read any f his ther books In rder to fill in the gaps in my reading I ve decided to read at least ne classic a month this year and am so glad I started with The Hunchback f Notre Dame Wow wow WOW What a freaking good story It s not uite 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 Iniquity on for 50r 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 ne 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 chuckling several times even though the story is so tragic I m so glad I finally got around to reading this. Th century John Sturrock’s clear contemporary translation is accompanied by an introduction discussing it as a passionate novel f ideas written in defence f Gothic architecture and f a burgeoning democracy and demonstrating that an ugly exterior can conceal moral beauty This revised edition also includes further reading and a chronology f Hugo’s lif. .
Okay I m glad I read this book if nly to find Gardening with Shape, Line and Texture: A Plant Design Sourcebook out just how badly Disney ruined the story for the sakef their embarassing excuse for a film the horrendous straight to video seuel which I fortunately nly saw previews for will not be spoken f 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 Livin' de Life out his page count But I can t bring myself to give this four stars and forne simple reason with the exception The Amazing Dreams of Andrew Latter of uasimodo and Esmeralda every single character in this book is an insufferable dickhead Frollobviously deserves to be fed to sharks simply for the mind boggling levels Culture is the Body: The Theatre Writings of Tadashi Suzuki of creepiness he manages to achievever the course Cognitive Science: An Introduction to the Study of Mind of the story Phoebus is evenf a fratboy asshole that I d previously thought and the way he decides to seduce Esmeralda despite the fact that she s the Gypsy euivalent The Legend of Joaquin Murrieta 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 for him He startsut promising but then nce Esmeralda gets arrested all he can worry about is the stupid goat because I guess he thinks she s cuter than his fucking wife who saved his fucking life When he joins Frollo to get Esmeralda ut f the catherdral he leaves the sixteen year ld girl with Pastor Pedo McCreepy and chooses to save the goat The fucking goat One final word f advice skip the chapter entitled A Bird s Eye View f Paris It s thirty pages f pointless babbling about what Paris looks like from Notre Dame and it is impossible to read all the way through without wanting to stab yourself in the eyes with the first sharp bject you can reachI know what you re saying Thirty pages Pfft that s nothing I can get through that I read Ulysses First Dicmatized 2: Bitter Sweet Revenge of all you did not Second no you cannot get through these thirty pages Mind numbing does not do it justice It is pointless Don t say I didn t warn you Victor Hugo ties in the destiniesf 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 Martian Science Fiction: Scifi Novellas Set on Mars of thisk i ll be honest i hated the first 150 pages and had i not been reading it for book club i would have abandoned it about 300 pages in i started to think it was The Witches Ball okay around 400 i really liked it at page 450 i couldn t put it down i stayed up till 2am last night finishing it so is it worth the painful first half to get to the second half now that i ve done it i would say so victor hugo could have used a good editor pages and pagesf diatribes and descriptions that made me feel like pulling my hair Saving Charmaine: A Heaton Family Friends Series Book out but the story is chilling and wonderful i understood after reading it why there are so many abridged versionsf course its a piece ut f history melodramatic and predictable but ne expects that all in all i felt satisfied going to bed last night having read such a great book still next time i read Hugo i will be prepared for a big front end investment I have fficially been wooed by nineteenth century French literature First Dumas and now this I just finished reading Victor Hugo s The Hunchback The Deadline of Notre Dame and it was fantastic The characters the themes the literary structures Ahhh swoonsBefore I proclaim my love affair with Victor Hugo I have to mention some negatives Firstff 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 ut and still "Have The Story Make "the story make Upon reading unabridged Hugo I understand The man had complete chapters devoted to discussing the history f Paris Ready to Restore: The Layman's Guide to Christian Counseling or the historyf the cathedral and while I admit that it was a clever way to show Ready to Restore off his knowledge and spread his political ideals it was not what I bargained forThe novel would have been accurately titled The Archdeaconf Notre Dame Frollo was not a judge as in the Disney movie They just tried to secularize him to an euivalent position I argue that Frollo was the protagonist The story spent most f its time with him his internal struggle his plotting And his character was fantastic He was underhanded but I pitied him He was pathetic but I feared him He did evil but I loved him Frollo was not simply a powerful villain he was a dynamic complex character that at times the reader could really sympathize withThe ther characters in the novel were eually impressive Esmeralda s sweet strong innocence she was Shieldmaiden Book 1: Quest for the Jewel only sixteen and foolish devotion to Phoebus is heart wrenching uasimodo s strengthf body and heart is awe inspiring Phoebus selfish arrogance is antagonizing The minor characters from the Traficada: Diário de uma Escrava Sexual (Portuguese Edition) old heckling woman to the foolish young Frollo the Archdeacon s brother to the rambling philosopher create a motley portraitf a fascinating worldHugo s Encounter at Buff Ledge: A UFO Case History occasional commentsn society cannot go unnoted I especially enjoyed Carte touristique : Corse Sud : Ajaccio - Bonifacio one episode where uasimodo was being uestioned in court In the novel unlike in the Disney movie uasimodo is deaf so as he is being uestioned he tries to anticipate the judge s uestions and answer them accordingly The irony is that the judge was doing the same thing Hugo created a deaf judge Beautiful Anyway a funny scene ensued and Hugo made his pointThe best partf the story maybe there were just so many good Regarde, c'est maman ! ones was likely Hugo s portrayalf love Love was everywhere the inexplicable love Frollo had for his useless brother the love that caused Frollo to accept uasimodo the love that broke a mother s heart at the loss The Bricklayer of her daughter the faithful love that sent uasimodo to Frollo with his tail between his legs But the most stunning and provocativef all was the comparison f the three men who loved Esmeralda ne man loving her so much that he wanted to possess her Vinny: Victory Over Drugs, Death, and Degradation one man loving her for the moment until another girl came along andne man loving her so much that she *went before everything before his desire to be with her before his desire to have her before his wn *before everything before his desire to be with her before his desire to have her before his wn to live swoons again Awesome bookWhen I started reading it everyone felt the need to warn me that it didn t end like the Disney movie I was afraid I was scared that after stringing me along Hugo was going to kill it at the end Don t worry he doesn t The end. More commonly known as The Hunchback f Notre Dame Victor Hugo’s Romantic novel f dark passions and unreuited loveIn the vaulted Gothic towers Pioneer Jews: A New Life in the Far West of Notre Dame Cathedral lives uasimodo the hunchbacked bellringer Mocked and shunned for his appearance he is pitiednly by Esmerelda a beautiful gypsy dancer to whom he becomes completely devoted Esmerelda howev. .