The Hunchback of Notre DameBook - 2008
&&LDIV&&R&&LDIV&&R&&LI&&RThe Hunchback of Notre Dame&&L/I&&R, by &&LB&&RVictor Hugo&&L/B&&R, is part of the &&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics&&L/I&&R &&LI&&R &&L/I&&Rseries, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of &&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics&&L/I&&R: &&LDIV&&R New introductions commissioned from today''s top writers and scholars Biographies of the authors Chronologies of contemporary historical, biographical, and cultural events Footnotes and endnotes Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, plays, paintings, operas, statuary, and films inspired by the work Comments by other famous authors Study questions to challenge the reader''s viewpoints and expectations Bibliographies for further reading Indices & Glossaries, when appropriate All editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. &&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics &&L/I&&Rpulls together a constellation of influences--biographical, historical, and literary--to enrich each reader''s understanding of these enduring works.&&L/DIV&&R&&L/DIV&&R&&LP style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"&&R &&L/P&&R&&LP style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"&&ROne of the first great novels of the Romantic era, &&LB&&RVictor Hugo&&L/B&&R''s &&LI&&RThe Hunchback of Notre Dame &&L/I&&Rhas thrilled generations of readers with its powerfully melodramatic story of Quasimodo, the deformed hunchback who lives in the bell tower of medieval Paris''s most famous cathedral.&&LBR&&R&&LBR&&RFeared and hated by all, Quasimodo is looked after by Dom Claude Frollo, a stern, cold priest who ignores the poor hunchback in the face of his frequent public torture. But someone steps forward to help--the beautiful gypsy Esmeralda, whose single act of kindness fills Quasimodo with love. Can the hunchback save the lovely gypsy from Frollo''s evil plan, or will they all perish in the shadows of Notre Dame?&&LBR&&R&&LBR&&RAn epic tale of beauty and sadness, &&LI&&RThe Hunchback of Notre Dame&&L/I&&R portrays the sufferings of humanity with compassion and power.&&LBR&&R&&L/P&&R&&LP style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"&&R&&LSTRONG&&RIsabel Roche&&L/B&&R&&L/B&&R teaches French language and literature at Bennington College. She specializes in the nineteenth-century French novel.&&L/P&&R&&L/DIV&&R
Publisher: New York, NY : Barnes & Noble Classics, 2008.
Characteristics: xxxiv, 507 p. ; 21 cm.