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Notre Dame de París (Penguin Clásicos) by Victor Hugo

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By Victor Hugo

Una de las obras maestras de Victor Hugo.

Notre-Dame de París cuenta los angeles historia de los angeles gitana Esmeralda, quien en compañía de su cabra Djali toca l. a. pandereta y baila en las calles de París para subsistir, hasta que se los angeles acusa de haber asesinado al capitán Phoebus, su amado, y se los angeles condena a l. a. horca. Sin embargo, el jorobado Quasimodo, campanero de Notre-Dame, quien tras su deformidad esconde un corazón good y sediento de amor, luchará para salvar a l. a. gitana. Recreación del mito de los angeles bella y los angeles bestia y uno de los monumentos de l. a. literatura francesa, Notre-Dame de París es una historia verdaderamente inmortal.

La presente edición se abre con un estudio escrito por el que fue uno de los más reconocidos expertos en los angeles obra de Victor Hugo, el crítico literario y profesor francés Jacques Seebacher. Además de contar con l. a. reciente traducción de Teresa Clavel, el volumen incluye una cronología sobre el autor.

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More generally known as The Hunchback of Notre-Dame, Victor Hugo's Romantic novel of darkish passions and unrequited love, Notre-Dame de Paris, is translated with an creation via John Sturrock in Penguin Classics. within the vaulted Gothic towers of Notre-Dame Cathedral lives Quasimodo, the hunchbacked bellringer. Mocked and kept away from for his visual appeal, he's pitied basically by way of Esmerelda, a gorgeous gypsy dancer to whom he turns into thoroughly dedicated. Esmerelda, although, has additionally attracted the eye of the sinister archdeacon Claude Frollo, and while she rejects his lecherous ways, Frollo hatches a plot to smash her, that simply Quasimodo can hinder. Victor Hugo's sensational, evocative novel brings existence to the medieval Paris he enjoyed, and mourns its passing in a single of the best ancient romances of the 19th century. John Sturrock's transparent, modern translation is observed via an advent discussing it as a passionate novel of principles, written in defence of Gothic structure and of a burgeoning democracy, and demonstrating that an unsightly external can hide ethical good looks. This revised variation additionally comprises extra examining and a chronology of Hugo's existence. Victor Hugo (1802-85) was once a forceful and prolific author. He wrote volumes of feedback, Romantic dress dramas, lyrical and satirical verse and political journalism yet is better remembered for his novels, specially Notre-Dame de Paris (1831) and Les Miserables (1862) which was once tailored into essentially the most winning musicals of all time. even though exiled to the Channel Islands via Napoleon III, Hugo back to Paris in 1870 and remained a good public determine until eventually his loss of life: his physique lay in nation lower than the Arc de Triomphe, and he was once later buried within the Panthéon. if you happen to loved Notre-Dame de Paris, it's possible you'll like Gaston Leroux's The Phantom of the Opera. 'A nice author - creative, witty, sly, innovatory' A. S. Byatt, writer of ownership

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