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Summary Notre Dame de Paris ì PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Er has also attracted the attention of the sinister archdeacon Claude Frollo and when she rejects his lecherous approaches Frollo hatches a plot to destroy her that only uasimodo can prevent Victor Hugo’s sensational evocative novel brings life to the medieval Paris he loved and mourns its passing in one of the greatest historical romances of the nineteen. 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 titleIf other books movies or TV shows named themselves based on 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 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 just okay I am glad I read it and I did enjoy it a lot in a few parts but most of it was a slog Hugo spends the first 350 pages or so setting up the story describing Paris at the time of 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 out some Hugo step on over to Les Mis Racso and the Rats of NIMH you really don t get very much uasimodoAfter reading and loving Les Miserables I had high hopes for this book But it was just okay I am glad I read it and I did enjoy it a lot in a few parts but most of it was a slog Hugo spends the first 350 pages or so setting up the story describing Paris at the time of 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 Of Water and the Spirit: Ritual, Magic and Initiation in the Life of an African Shaman (Compass) 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 out some Hugo step on over to Les Mis

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Summary Notre Dame de Paris ì PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free More commonly known as The Hunchback of Notre Dame Victor Hugo’s Romantic novel of dark passions and unreuited loveIn the vaulted Gothic towers of Notre Dame Cathedral lives uasimodo the hunchbacked bellringer Mocked and shunned for his appearance he is pitied only by Esmerelda a beautiful gypsy dancer to whom he becomes completely devoted Esmerelda howev. 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 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 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 uasimodo 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 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 of Arthurian romances identified with each of these modern knight errants on a uest I also realized that the individuality of each city and the private detective s familiarity with it and his relation to it was an essential part of the genre s charm Even the most realistic of private eye cities Robert B Parker s Boston for example were filled with as many marvels as any Arthurian Romance instead of a sorceress one might meet a sexy widow instead of a liveried dwarf a mysterious butler and instead of a disguised knight offering a cryptic challenge one might be offered a tailing job by a Beacon Hill Brahmin with a mask of smiles and hidden motivations The world of the marvelous had been transported from the isolated castles woods and meadows of England s green and pleasant land to the magnificent townhouses and seedy alleys of an urban environment How had this 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 shoot of the delicate gothic already in decline grafted it to the hearty root of the city or precisely to a Gothic cathedral in the center of a great city where it was most likely to flourish watered it from the oasis of Arabian marvels dangerous hunchback guild of thieves beautiful dancing girl and cultivated the resulting growth with the historical method of Sir Walter Scott Thus the urban romance was bornThis was just the start of course Another decade of 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 of Oliver Twist and Eugene Sue s exploration of urban vices in The Mysteries of Paris 1841 would soon be successfully imitated commercially if not artistically by England s Reynolds in The Mysteries of London and America s Lippard in The uaker City or The Monks of 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 of the 20th century to construct their cities of romance in the worlds of detection and fantasyHugo tells us that the bones of uasimodo and Esmeralda have long ago turned to dust but the marvelous city of crimes and dreams continues to live on Ritual Power Healing and Community 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 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 of Arthurian romances identified with each of these modern knight errants on a uest I also realized that the individuality of each city and the private detective s familiarity with it and his relation to it was an essential part of the genre s charm Even the most realistic of private eye cities Robert B Parker s Boston for example were filled with as many marvels as any Arthurian Romance instead of a sorceress one might meet a sexy widow instead of a liveried dwarf a mysterious butler and instead of a disguised knight offering a cryptic challenge one might be offered a tailing job by a Beacon Hill Brahmin with a mask of smiles and hidden motivations The world of the marvelous had been transported from the isolated castles woods and meadows of England s green and pleasant land to the magnificent townhouses and seedy alleys of an urban environment How had this 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 shoot of the delicate gothic already in decline grafted it to the hearty root of the city or precisely to a Gothic cathedral in the center of a great city where it was most likely to flourish watered it from the oasis of Arabian marvels dangerous hunchback guild of thieves beautiful dancing girl and cultivated the resulting growth with the historical method of Sir Walter Scott Thus the urban romance was bornThis was just the start of course Another decade of 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 of Oliver Twist and Eugene Sue s exploration of urban vices in The Mysteries of Paris 1841 would soon be successfully imitated commercially if not artistically by England s Reynolds in The Mysteries of London and America s Lippard in The uaker City or The Monks of 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 of the 20th century to construct their cities of romance in the worlds of detection and fantasyHugo tells us that the bones of uasimodo and Esmeralda have long ago turned to dust but the marvelous city of crimes and dreams continues to live on

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Summary Notre Dame de Paris ì PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Th century John Sturrock’s clear contemporary translation is accompanied by an introduction discussing it as a passionate novel of ideas written in defence of Gothic architecture and of a burgeoning democracy and demonstrating that an ugly exterior can conceal moral beauty This revised edition also includes further reading and a chronology of Hugo’s lif. ok 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 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 pages of diatribes and descriptions that made me feel like pulling my hair out but the story is chilling and wonderful i understood after reading it why there are so many abridged versions of course its a piece out of history melodramatic and predictable but one 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

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    Free download ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ↠ Victor Hugo Victor Hugo ↠ 5 Summary PDF FREE [Notre Dame de Paris] 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 UlyssesIt is a shame that this bo

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    Victor Hugo ↠ 5 Summary Free download ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ↠ Victor Hugo PDF FREE [Notre Dame de Paris] 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 swoonsBefore 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 pa

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    review Notre Dame de Paris Free download ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ↠ Victor Hugo Victor Hugo ↠ 5 Summary 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 seuel 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 whe

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    PDF FREE [Notre Dame de Paris] 922 Notre Dame de Paris Our Lady of Paris The Hunchback of Notre Dame Victor HugoThe Hunchback of Notre Dame is a French RomanticGothic 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 includin

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    PDF FREE [Notre Dame de Paris] Victor Hugo ↠ 5 Summary While reading this book I started to notice how little the Hunchback is in it A Goodreads friend mentioned that this is w

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    PDF FREE [Notre Dame de Paris] Free download ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ↠ Victor Hugo review Notre Dame de Paris 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 psychographics Church nobility poet

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    PDF FREE [Notre Dame de Paris] Victor Hugo ↠ 5 Summary Written by Victor Hugo who also brought us the wonderful classic Les Misérables which in some ways is very similar to this story; I noticed a sort of parallel between Inspector Javert and Claude Frollo this large

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    Victor Hugo ↠ 5 Summary Free download ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ↠ Victor Hugo PDF FREE [Notre Dame de Paris] 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

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    review Notre Dame de Paris PDF FREE [Notre Dame de Paris] Victor Hugo ↠ 5 Summary ok 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 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 pa

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    Free download ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ↠ Victor Hugo Victor Hugo ↠ 5 Summary PDF FREE [Notre Dame de Paris] Victor Hugo's Les Misérables 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 uite as good as Les Mis but it's still incredible At times Hugo can be lon

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