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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 a ...more
Paperback, Oxford World's Classics, 592 pages
Published December 2nd 1999 by Oxford University Press (first published January 14th 1831)
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Bill  Kerwin
Apr 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I recently read Victor Hugo's Notre Dame de Paris for the first time, and was delighted and moved by the experience. Although it lacks the depth and humanity of Les Miserables, it possesses a grandeur of architectonic structure and an Olympian compassion all its own. Best of all, it gives us one of literature's most loving and detailed depictions of a city, rivaled only by Joyce's Dublin in Ulysses.

It is a shame that this book is so seldom referred to in English by its given name, for it is abou
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Melissa Rudder
Jan 23, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have officially been wooed by nineteenth century French literature. First Dumas and now this. I just finished reading Victor Hugo’s The Hunchback of Notre-Dame, and it was fantastic. The characters, the themes, the literary structures… Ahhh… *swoons*

Before I proclaim my love affair with Victor Hugo, I have to mention some negatives. First off: very, very difficult book to get into. I struggled through at least the first hundred pages, and I’m not that hard to please. Secondly, up until this po
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Huda Yahya
Feb 22, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: novels_novellas
وكأن هذه الأنشودة الخالدة يتردد صداها في كل روايات هوجو
أنشودة المظلومين والثائرين في كل مكان
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gpDbv...

"إن هذا الألم لا يهرم أبدا.."
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واحد من المساكين
البؤساء
التعساء
والمحرومين
والمنعزلين عن العالم

واحد اسمه كوازيمودو
كل ذنبه في الحياة أنه قبيح
قبيح وفقير وبائس
وله قلب من ذهب


كتلة من القبح
عزلها لمجتمع وأخفاها حتى لا يؤرق راحته أو يؤذي عينيه
العينان الأقبح والأكثر مدعاة للسخرية
بل والشفقة
جعلوه منبوذا دائما
وأضحوكة أحيانا
عشق الأحدب نموذج الجمال الكامل المتمثل في إزمير
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Madeline
Okay, I'm glad I read this book, if only to find out just how badly Disney ruined the story for the sake of their embarassing excuse for a film. (the horrendous straight-to-video sequel, which I fortunately only saw previews for, will not be spoken of at all.) Victor Hugo has a gift for the most ungodly depressing stories, but he writes very well when he's not rambling pointlessly to stretch out his page count. But I can't bring myself to give this four stars, and for one simple reason: with the ...more
Ahmed
Sep 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
ببساطة إحنا كبشر بنحتاج نمتلك الشفقه تجاه الغير
الشفقه اللى ترضى غرورنا البشرى وترجع لنا جزء من انسانيتنا المفقودة
وبراعة المبدع انه يكون من عالم مختلف وثقافة مختلفةوزمن مغاير لزمنك ويقدر يأثر عليك بالقدر الكافى.
فيكتور هوجو مش محتاج ان حد يمدح فيه فهو من القامات الثابته فى مجال الادب ومن البشر اللى يسجلوا ف قائمة الارقى على الاطلاق
واحدب نوتردامهى احب اعماله الى قلبى واكثرها تأثيرا
عمل لا تستطيع ان تنسى اول مره قرأته فيه لانك ببساطه أكيد بكيت فيه بدموع
تسلسل الاحداث عبقرى ونهايته المأساويه اعطت للع
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Chelsea
Mar 24, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Chelsea by: mary howe
ok... i'll be honest. i hated the first 150 pages and had i not been reading it for book club i would have abandoned it. about 300 pages in i started to think it was okay. around 400... i really liked it. at page 450 i couldn't put it down. i stayed up till 2am last night finishing it.

so... is it worth the painful first half to get to the second half? now that i've done it... i would say so.

victor hugo could have used a good editor. pages and pages of diatribes and descriptions that made me fe
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Evripidis Gousiaris
Δεν χρειάζεται να πω πολλά γιατί η ιστορία είναι γνωστή. Θα πω μόνο ότι σε καμία περίπτωση δεν το περίμενα ΤΟΣΟ ΩΡΑΙΟ. Τόσο έντονο. Με μια του φράση ο Victor Hugo δημιουργούσε εκατοντάδες συναισθήματα.
Ο Κουασιμόδο προσηλωμένος και φυλακισμένος στον ναό Notre-Dame και εγώ προσηλωμένος και φυλακισμένος στις σελίδες του βιβλίου.
Διαβάστε το!
Ahmad Sharabiani
922. Notre-Dame de Paris = The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Victor Hugo
گوژپشت نوتردام - ویکتور هوگو (جاودان خرد) ادبیات فرانسه؛ انتشاراتیها: توسن، سعیدی، عین اللهی، آرمان، بشارت، نهال نویدان، ارغوان، سمور، حقوقی و جاودان خرد منتشر شدهاست؛ تاریخ نخستین خوانش: یکی از روزهای سال 1972 میلادی
عنوان: گوژپشت نوتردام؛ اثر: ویکتور هوگو؛ مترجم: احمد سعیدی؛ تهران، سعیدی، 1348، در 242 ص؛ موضوع: داستانهای نویسندگان فرانسوی - قرن 19 م
مترجم: اسفندیار کاویان؛ تهران،عین الهی، 1362، در 309 ص؛
مترجم: لقا اردلان، تهران،
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Denisse
Jul 14, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Long descriptions lovers <3
Recommended to Denisse by: Disney movie. I know, so cliché
Buddy Read at: Emma's Tea Party

Oh my God! My brain is exhausted. I used too many neurons for this. I want to take a nap. I really wanted to love the book. In my defense I did like Frollo’s character. He has a very interesting and intense problem to read going on in his head. Sadly everyone else did not set up a thing on me. Alongside those endless descriptions, I found this story way too long and tedious. The writing is excellent, the passion behind it really inspiring but I’m just not interest
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Mohammad Saadeh
عندما تنهي هذه الرواية تأكد ان شعورك لن يكون جميلا, تأكد انك ستشعر بكل حزن الدنيا في قلبك.
قطعة فنية من فيكتور هوجو, رواية لا تقل روعة وجمالا عن البؤساء.
من البداية الى المنتصف لم اشعر بالمتعة في الاحداث ولكن تغير كل شيء بعد ذلك.
يروي لنا الكاتب قصة انسان ولد وفيه كل شيء قبيح في هذه الدنيا, لقد كان احدبا, بشعا, كثير الشعر, وفوق ذلك اصيب بالصمم فكان اصما.
يروي لنا الحياة من منظور هذا الاحدب, يروي لنا كيف يرى هذا الاحدب البشع الناس وكيف يرونه هم, وكيف يتعامل هذا الاصم معهم, ويروي لنا مدى اخلاصه للذين
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Victor Hugo, in full Victor-Marie Hugo (b. February 26, 1802, Besançon, France – d. May 22, 1885, Paris, France), poet, playwrighter, novelist, dramatist, essayist, visual artist, statesman, human rights campaigner, and perhaps the most influential exponent of the Romantic movement in France, who was the most important of the French Romantic writers. Though regarded in France as one of that countr ...more
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