At the center of Hugo's classic novel are three extraordinary characters caught in a web of fatal obsession. The grotesque hunchback Quasimodo, bell-ringer of Notre-Dame, owes his life to the austere archdeacon, Claude Frollo, who in turn is bound by a hopeless passion to the gypsy dancer Esmeralda. She, meanwhile, is bewitched by a handsome, ...
At the center of Hugo's classic novel are three extraordinary characters caught in a web of fatal obsession. The grotesque hunchback Quasimodo, bell-ringer of Notre-Dame, owes his life to the austere archdeacon, Claude Frollo, who in turn is bound by a hopeless passion to the gypsy dancer Esmeralda. She, meanwhile, is bewitched by a handsome, empty-headed officer, but by an unthinking act of kindness wins Quasimodo's selfless devotion. Behind the central figures moves a pageant of picturesque characters, including the underworld of beggars and petty criminals whose assault on the cathedral is one of the most spectacular set-pieces of Romantic literature. Alban Kraisheimer's new translation offers a fresh approach to this monumental work by France's most celebrated Romantic authors.
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New. 4-1/4 x 5-1/2 " 014086508X Audio Book on Tape...STILL SEALED in original publisher's shrinkwrap...2 Cassettes set in case...playing time approximately 3 hours...BRAND NEW from publisher...Never opened, Never owned, Never played...line mark on back on shrinkwrap only...Gift Giving quality...The cover of this package shows a detail from the 17th century French painting A Fire on the Ile St. Louis...Victor Hugo's first great novel is translated from the original French into English by John Sturrock...abriged by Nick Warburton, and this audio reading produced by Martin Franks...The great Gothic love story of Quasimodo, the hunchback of Notre Dame, and his love for the beautiful Esmeralda, set in 1482 Paris, is well known...Brtish Actor Nigel Davenport, star of stage and screen, and small screen, in Keeping Up Appearances, lends his rich round tones to the story, with an excellent reading of this fascinating story..." Notre-Dame de Paris "...by Victor Hugo...Audio Book on Tape...read by Nigel Davenport...published by Penguin Audiobooks...*** Securely packed for Safe Delivery ~ Shipping safely worldwide, since 1965 ***
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