Audio Books Victor Hugo Notre-Dame de Paris

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Notre-Dame de Paris

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When the mad archdeacon Claude Frollo plans to abduct the gypsy dancer Esmeralda, he employs Quasimodo, the hunchback bell ringer to Notre Dame Cathedral, to do the job for him. But the plan goes horribly wrong, and Esmeralda finds herself charged with the murder of Phoebus, the man she loved. In all its glory, medieval Paris comes to bustling life in this abridgement of Hugo's wonderful romance.

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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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Victor Hugo est né à Besançon en 1802. Tout en suivant des études de philosophie et de mathématiques au lycée Louis-le-Grand, il s'adonne déjà à la poésie. Il obtient ses premiers succès avec les Odes et Poésies diverses (1822) et s'impose comme chef de file du mouvement romantique après l'ardente " bataille " autour de son drame Hernani (1830). Dès lors, sa réputation ne cesse de croître (Notre-Dame de Paris, 1831, Ruy Blas, 1838, Les Rayons et les Ombres, 1840) ; il se tourne vers la politique, et rejoint le camp des " libéraux ". Mais le coup d'État de Napoléon III le contraint à un long exil. Réfugié à Guernesey, il multiplie les chefs-d'œuvre : Les Châtiments (1853), Les Contemplations (1856), Les Misérables (1859), La Légende des siècles (1859-1883). Après la chute du second Empire (1870), son retour en France est triomphal. Il ne cessera d'écrire (Quatrevingt-treize, roman, 1874, L'Art d'être grand-père, 1877) jusqu'à sa mort en 1885 à Paris, suivie de monumentales funérailles nationales au Panthéon.

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Hugo , Victor / read by Nigel Davenport
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ISBN 10: 014086508X ISBN 13: 9780140865080
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Book Description Penguin Audiobooks. Audio Book (Cassette). Book Condition: New. Audio Book on Tape . STILL SEALED in original publisher's shrinkwrap . 2 Cassettes set in case . playing time approximately 3 hours . BRAND NEW from publisher . Never opened, Never owned , Never played . line mark on back on shrinkwrap only . Gift Giving quality . The cover of this package shows a detail from the 17th century French painting A Fire on the Ile St. Louis . Victor Hugo's first great novel is translated from the original French into English by John Sturrock . abriged by Nick Warburton, and this audio reading produced by Martin Franks . The great Gothic love story of Quasimodo, the hunchback of Notre Dame, and his love for the beautiful Esmeralda, set in 1482 Paris, is well known . Brtish Actor Nigel Davenport, star of stage and screen, and small screen, in Keeping Up Appearances, lends his rich round tones to the story, with an excellent reading of this fascinating story . " Notre-Dame de Paris " . by Victor Hugo . Audio Book on Tape . read by Nigel Davenport . published by Penguin Audiobooks . *** Securely packed for Safe Delivery ~ Shipping safely worldwide, since 1965 *** 4-1/4 x 5-1/2 ". Bookseller Inventory # 6521

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