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Hugo, V.: Hunchback of Notre Dame (The) (Abridged)

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XC 2382
Hugo, V.: Hunchback of Notre Dame (The) (Abridged)
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ISBN: 9789629545437
Download Size: 131 Mb
Running Time: 02:36:55
Digital UPC: 9789629545437

Release Date: August 2006
Originally recorded in 2006
Victor Hugo
Nicolas Soames
Reader Soloist
Bill Homewood
Spoken Word
Classic Fiction

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Hugo, V.: Hunchback of Notre Dame (The) (Abridged)
Victor Hugo
Read by Bill Homewood
In the grotesque bell-ringer Quasimodo, Victor Hugo created one of the most vivid characters in classic fiction. Quasimodo's doomed love for the beautiful gypsy girl Esmerelda is an example of the traditional love theme of beauty and the beast. Yet, set against the massive background of Notre Dame de Paris and interwoven with the sacred and secular life of medieval France, it takes on a larger perspective. The characters come to life: the poet Gringoire, the tormented priest Claude Frollo, the upright, fun-loving captain Phoebus and above all Quasimodo and Esmerelda themselves. It is a tale peppered with humour but fuelled by the anguish which unfolds beneath the bells of the great cathedral of Paris.

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