Victor Hugo (1802 - 85) was a forceful and prolific writer. He became a committed social democrat and during the Second Empire of Napoleon III was exiled from France, living in the Channel Islands. His body is now buried in the Pantheon. John Sturrock has translated many Penguin Classics, including Proust. He has written on Jorge Luis Borges and Structuralism.
This is a beautiful translation. Penguin does translations very well; many of my favorite translations of the classics are Penguin editions. Read morePublished on September 12, 2012 by Stant Litore
Chances are you've heard of this story set in medieval Paris. "In the vaulted Gothic towers of Notre-Dame lives Quasimodo, the hunchbacked bell-ringer. Read morePublished on July 18, 2012 by Black Plum
Having been to Notre Dame in Paris made this so much more interesting as there is much discussion on the surroundings and architecture. Read morePublished on February 14, 2012 by William K. Dearth
By now we all know the story, or do we? Dom Claude Frollo, Archdeacon of Notre Dame, develops a lustful obsession towards the beautiful gypsy girl Esmerelda, and decides he must... Read morePublished on March 31, 2011 by Karl Janssen
Notre Dame of Paris (aka The Hunchback of Notre Dame) is classic romantic fiction by Victor Hugo (1802-1885). Read morePublished on December 16, 2009 by C. M Mills
I have come to the conclusion after rereading Notre-Dame of Paris that I must be a terribly shallow person. I expected to love it. Read morePublished on January 3, 2009 by frumiousb
The book is brilliant. The caracthers are complex, except for that La Esmeralda, the city of Paris is beautiful describe and the chapter about architecture and litetarute is... Read morePublished on October 2, 2007 by Fabiola Queiroz