The Hunchback of Notre-Dame is a French Romantic/Gothic novel by Victor Hugo published in 1831.Includes:-Illustrated with original illustrations-Complete, unabridged, and formatted-Linked table of contents to reach your chapter quicklyTHE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE-DAME is one of the most exciting and beautiful gothic love stories and adventures of all time. Presented in a beautiful edition, this is Hugo’s masterpiece which will stay with you forever. The title refers to the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, on which the story is centered. The story is set in Paris, France in the Late Middle Ages, during the reign of Louis XI (1461–1483).This is a thrilling tale of love, betrayal, and redemption."Esmeralda captures the hearts of many men, including those of Captain Phoebus and Pierre Gringoire, but especially Quasimodo and his adoptive father, Archdeacon Claude Frollo. Frollo is torn between his obsessive lust and the rules of the church. He orders Quasimodo to kidnap her, but the hunchback is captured by Phoebus and his guards, who save Esmeralda.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."
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