Hernani

by Victor Hugo

Published February 1968


Notre-Dame De Paris

by Victor Hugo

Published 1 June 1973
More commonly known as The Hunchback of Notre-Dame, Victor Hugo's Romantic novel of dark passions and unrequited love

In the vaulted Gothic towers of Notre-Dame Cathedral lives Quasimodo, 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, however, 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 Quasimodo 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 nineteenth 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 life.

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Claude Gueux

by Victor Hugo

Published 1 February 1995

La Legende des Siecles

by Victor Hugo

Published 20 February 2002

Le Roi S'Amuse

by Victor Hugo

Published 21 February 2007

Les Feuilles D'Automne

by Victor Hugo

Published 31 December 2009

Bug-Jargal

by Victor Hugo

Published 1 April 2001



Les Burgraves

by Victor Hugo

Published 1 April 2013

Han d'Islande

by Victor Hugo

Published 12 November 1981

L'Annee Terrible

by Victor Hugo

Published 25 August 2008

Angelo

by Victor Hugo

Published 1 August 2001

Les Orientales

by Victor Hugo

Published 1 January 2010

Preface de Cromwell

by Victor Hugo

Published 1 May 2007


Lucrece Borgia

by Victor Hugo

Published 1 December 1996

Les Rayons et les Ombres

by Victor Hugo

Published 11 February 2010

Chatiments

by Victor Hugo

Published 1 July 1974