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Notre-Dame De Paris
Genre: Classics , Historical , Romance
Series: missing
Ratings: ★★★★☆
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
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ISBN: 9780199555802
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At the center of Hugo's classic novel are three extraordinary characters caught in a web of fatal obsession. 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. Behind the central figures moves a pageant of picturesque characters, including the underworld of beggars and petty criminals whose assault on the cathedral is one of the most spectacular set-pieces of Romantic literature.
Alban Kraisheimer's new translation offers a fresh approach to this monumental work by France's most celebrated Romantic authors.

About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.


"Alban Krailsheimer's fluent new translation more than does justice to a great romantic classic." --Max Davidson, Weekend Telegraph 26/11/1993

About the Author

Alban Krailsheimer is retired Emeritus student and former tutor in french at Christ Church College, Oxford. He has also translated Balzac's Pere Goriot and Flaubert's Three Tales for the World's Classics.