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The Hunchback of Notre Dame

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Title Page

Copyright Page

Victor Hugo

The World of Victor Hugo and The Hunchbach of Notre Dame




CHAPTER I - The Great Hall

CHAPTER II - Pierre Gringoire

CHAPTER III - The Cardinal

CHAPTER IV - Master Jacques Coppenole

CHAPTER V - Quasimodo

CHAPTER VI - Esmeralda


CHAPTER I - From Charybdis to Scylla

CHAPTER II - The Place de Grève

CHAPTER III - Besos Para Golpes

CHAPTER IV - The Inconveniences of Following a Pretty Woman in the Street at Night

CHAPTER V - The Continuation of the Inconveniences

CHAPTER VI - The Broken Pitcher

CHAPTER VII - A Wedding Night


CHAPTER I - Notre-Dame

CHAPTER II - A Bird‘s-Eye View of Paris


CHAPTER I - Kind Souls

CHAPTER II - Claude Frollo

CHAPTER III - Immanis Pecoris Custos, Immanior Ipse

CHAPTER IV - The Dog and His Master

CHAPTER V - More about Claude Frollo

CHAPTER VI - Unpopularity


CHAPTER I - Abbas Beati Martini

CHAPTER II - The One Will Kill the Other


CHAPTER I - An Impartial Glance at the Ancient Magistracy

CHAPTER II - The Rat-Hole

CHAPTER III - The Story of a Wheaten Cake

CHAPTER IV - A Tear for a Drop of Water

CHAPTER V - End of the Story of the Cake


CHAPTER I - On the Danger of Confiding a Secret to a Goat

CHAPTER II - Showing that a Priest and a Philosopher Are Two Very Different Persons


CHAPTER IV - ’Anátkh

CHAPTER V - The Two Men Dressed in Black

CHAPTER VI - The Effect Produced by Seven Oaths in the Public Square

CHAPTER VII - The Spectre Monk

CHAPTER VIII - The Advantage of Windows Overlooking the River


CHAPTER I - The Crown Piece Changed to a Dry Leaf

CHAPTER II - Continuation of the Crown Piece Changed to a Dry Leaf

CHAPTER III - End of the Crown Piece Changed to a Dry Leaf

CHAPTER IV - Lasciate Ogni Speranza

CHAPTER V - The Mother

CHAPTER VI - Three Men’s Hearts, Differently Constituted


CHAPTER I - Delirium

CHAPTER II - Deformed, Blind, Lame


CHAPTER IV - Earthenware and Crystal

CHAPTER V - The Key to the Porte-Rouge

CHAPTER VI - The Key to the Porte-Rouge (continued)


CHAPTER I - Gringoire Has Several Capital Ideas in Succession in the Rue des Bernardins

CHAPTER II - Turn Vagabond!

CHAPTER III - Joy Forever!

CHAPTER IV - An Awkward Friend

CHAPTER V - The Retreat Where Louis of France Says His Prayers

CHAPTER VI - “The Chive in the Cly”

CHAPTER VII - Châteaupers to the Rescue


CHAPTER I - The Little Shoe

CHAPTER II - La Creatura Bella Bianco Vestita

CHAPTER III - Marriage of Phœbus

CHAPTER IV - Marriage of Quasimodo



Inspired by The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Comments & Questions

For Further Reading

From the Pages of
The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Upon this barrow rode resplendent, with crosier, cope, and miter, the new Pope of Fools, the bell-ringer of Notre-Dame, Quasimodo the Hunchback. (page 66)

The trunk of the tree is fixed; the foliage is variable. (page 111)

Say if you know of anything on earth richer, more joyous, more mellow, more enchanting than this tumult of bells and chimes; than this furnace of music; than these ten thousand brazen voices singing together through stone flutes three hundred feet in length; than this city which is but an orchestra; than this symphony which roars like a tempest. (page 134)

“This foundling, as they call it, is a regular monster of abomination.” (page 136)

The poor little imp had a wart over his left eye, his head was buried between his shoulders, his spine was curved, his breastbone prominent, his legs crooked; but he seemed lively; and although it was impossible to say in what language he babbled, his cries proclaimed a certain amount of health and vigor. (page 142)

It was Quasimodo, bound, corded, tied, garotted, and well guarded. The squad of men who had him in charge were assisted by the captain of the watch in person, wearing the arms of France embroidered on his breast, and the city arms on his back. (page 188)

“Come and see, gentlemen and ladies! They are going straightway to flog Master Quasimodo, the bell-ringer of my brother the archdeacon of Josas, a strange specimen of Oriental architecture, with a dome for his back and twisted columns for legs.” (page 219)

The people, particularly in the Middle Ages, were to society what the child is to a family. So long as they remain in their primitive condition of ignorance, of moral and intellectual nonage, it may be said of that as of a child,—

“It is an age without pity.”

(pages 220-221)

“A man must live; and the finest Alexandrine verses are not such good eating as a bit of Brie cheese.” (page 244)

The cathedral seemed somber, and given over to silence; for festivals and funerals there was still the simple tolling, dry and bare, such as the ritual required, and nothing more; of the double noise which a church sends forth, from its organ within and its bells without, only the organ remained. It seemed as if there were no musician left in the belfry towers. (pages 249-250)

Lovers’ talk is very commonplace. It is a perpetual “I love you.” A very bare and very insipid phrase to an indifferent ear, unless adorned with a few grace-notes; but Claude was not an indifferent listener. (page 283)

It was but too truly Esmeralda. Upon this last round of the ladder of opprobrium and misfortune she was still beautiful; her large black eyes looked larger than ever from the thinness of her cheeks; her livid profile was pure and sublime. (page 333)

“A drop of water and a little pity are more than my whole life can ever repay.” (page 357)

The heart of man cannot long remain at any extreme. (page 357)

“Fate has delivered us over to each other. Your life is in my hands; my soul rests in yours. Beyond this place and this night all is dark.”

(page 452)

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Victor Hugo first published
Notre-Dame de Paris
in 1831; the present anonymous translation was contemporaneous with the French edition.

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