"Good text with excellent bio-bibliographical chronology. I shall be happy to recommend it. I do not teach a class in which it would be a textbook, but I may well use it for examples in translation studies scholarship."--Marilyn Gaddis Rose, Binghamton University
From the Back Cover
Three extraordinary characters caught in a web of fatal obsession are at the center of Hugo's novel. 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.
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