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N 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 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 otes Here you go Oh love That is to be two and yet one A man and a woman joined as into an ange that is heaven Esmeralda Great edifices like great mountains are the work 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 triumphs over a whole carcass The rat of 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 of itself it send its roots deep into our being and often continues to grow green over a heart in ruins What man orders 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 other learned professions Gringoire the philosopher A lighted candle never attracts one gnat only That s life It s often our best friends who make Playing by the Rules (Portwood Brothers, us fall Gringoire The human voice is music to the human ear Just a wonderful sample of the jewels contained in The Hunchback of Notre Dame The novel was difficult but well worth the effort I m just sitting here in awe of it I can t write any 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 stayedp 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 Vibronic Processes in Inorganic Chemistry 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 inderstood 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 Written by Victor Hugo who also brought s the wonderful classic Les Mis rables which in some ways is very similar to this story I noticed a sort of 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 only experience with The Hunchback of Notre Dame had been watching the 1990 s Disney animated film on VHS as a kid which was waaaay back in 2005 and my memory of it isn t so good except that I remember being disappointed by the ending in which Esmeralda inevitably doesn t love asimodo in spite of him being a kind person I was eight years old it hadn t occurred to me back then that life rarely works out that way and feeling very sorry 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 original book over the Disney film The novel is considerably deeper although the Disney film did try and in all fairness did manage to capture some of the complex emotions and psychology behind the characters as a film intended for children it left out many of the book s deeper moments and is radically different from the book in many respects Descent into Chaos uasimodo actually isn t a huge presence in the novel in spite of him being the titular character which was a bit 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 Hunchback of Notre Dame as much as Les Mis rablesnfortunately While it s still a great novel and ndeniably well written The Hunchback of Notre Dame seems in its own weird way to be a commentary on Victor Hugo s perception of France s architecture and a historicalpolitical glance back in time The pacing and structure of the novel is also difficult to get sed to If you like linear plots with only a couple of characters I wouldn t recommend it but if you like stories that follow their own course at their own time this one is a good choice I do however recommend reading Les Mis rables first if you re new to the work of Victor Hugo It s arguably his best novel but also gives readers a chance to get immersed in his writing style before moving onto his other books 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 The Icarus Girl uasimodo wa 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 mostngodly depressing stories but he writes very well when he s not rambling pointlessly to stretch out his page count But I can t bring myself to. 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 asimodo 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.
Victor Hugo s Les Mis rables 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 ite 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 on for 50 or 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 one 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 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 ite hold my attention as much as Les Miserables 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 nderlying society with particular destinies and psychographics Church nobility poets and criminality of the contemporary Paris which are here represented by individual fates are leading to genre picture of this time I personally think that Hugo s excellent narrative style and ability to act are complex and intelligent 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 including those of Captain Phoebus and Pierre Gringoire but especially Marie Antoinette uasimodo and his guardian Archdeacon Claude Frollo Frollo is torn between his obsessive lust for Esmeralda and the rules of Notre Dame Cathedral He ordersasimodo to kidnap her but The Amazing Story of Quantum Mechanics uasimodo is captured by Phoebus and his guards who save Esmeralda Gringoire who attempted to help Esmeralda but was knocked out byasimodo is about to be hanged by beggars when Esmeralda saves him by agreeing to marry him for four years Th 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 pages and I m not that hard to please Secondly p ntil this point I had always thought that abridged novels were ridiculous How could the editors take parts out and still have the story make sense Upon reading Beyond Band of Brothers unabridged Hugo Inderstand The man had complete chapters devoted to discussing the history of Paris or the history of the cathedral and while I admit that it was a clever way to show off his knowledge and spread his political ideals it was not what I bargained forThe novel would have been accurately titled The Archdeacon of 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 of its time with him his internal struggle his plotting And his character was fantastic He was The Water Of Life 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 other characters in the novel were eually impressive Esmeralda s sweet strong innocence she was only sixteen and foolish devotion to Phoebus is heart wrenchingasimodo s strength of body and heart is awe inspiring Phoebus selfish arrogance is antagonizing The minor characters from the old heckling woman to the foolish young Frollo the Archdeacon s brother to the rambling philosopher create a motley portrait of a fascinating worldHugo s occasional comments on society cannot go The Year of Living Biblically unnoted I especially enjoyed one episode whereasimodo was being estioned in court In the novel nlike in the Disney movie asimodo is deaf so as he is being estioned he tries to anticipate the judge s For the Love of All Thats Holy, Dont Buy a Boat When Venus is in Retrograde 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 part of the story maybe there were just so many good ones was likely Hugo s portrayal of love Love was everywhere the inexplicable love Frollo had for hisseless brother the love that caused Frollo to accept Scary Stories 3 uasimodo the love that broke a mother s heart at the loss of her daughter the faithful love that sentasimodo to Frollo with his tail between his legs But the most stunning and provocative of all was the comparison of the three men who loved Esmeralda one man loving her so much that he wanted to possess her one man loving her for the moment The Penguin Atlas of Endangered Species until another girl came along and one 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 own desire to live swoons again Awesome bookWhe. More commonly known as The Hunchback of Notre Dame Victor Hugo’s Romantic novel of dark passions andnreuited loveIn the vaulted Gothic towers of Notre Dame Cathedral lives asimodo 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.
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Give this four stars and for one simple reason with the exception of asimodo and Esmeralda every single character in this book is an insufferable dickhead Frollo obviously deserves to be fed to sharks simply for the mind boggling levels of creepiness he manages to achieve over the course of the story Phoebus is even of 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 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 starts out promising but then once 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 out of the catherdral he leaves the sixteen year old girl with Pastor Pedo McCreepy and chooses to save the goat The fucking goat One final word of advice skip the chapter entitled A Bird s Eye View of Paris It s thirty pages of 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 object you can reachI know what you re saying Thirty pages Pfft that s nothing I can get through that I read Ulysses First 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 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 Tono Bungay 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 mostnfortunate children many of them literally orphans Gringoire Magical Sweet Mermaid uasimodo Esmeralda the Frollos be theygly 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 The Choice 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 anrban 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 Elementary Treatise in Herbology 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 ofrban 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 aker 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 rban landscape for the writers of the 20th century to construct their cities of romance in the worlds of detection and fantasyHugo tells March Monthly Idea Book us that the bones ofasimodo and Esmeralda have long ago turned to dust but the marvelous city of crimes and dreams continues to live 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 gly exterior can conceal moral beauty This revised edition also includes further reading and a chronology of Hugo’s lif.
Victor Hugo in full Victor Marie Hugo poet playwrighter novelist dramatist essayist visual artist statesman human rights campaigner and perhaps the most influential exponent of the Romantic movement in France who was the most important of the French Romantic writers Though regarded in France as one of that country’s greatest poets he is better known abroad for such novels as Notre Dam