The Hunchback of Notre-Dame

The Hunchback of Notre-Dame: Biography: Victor Hugo

Victor-Marie Hugo  was born February 26, 1802 to Sophie-Francoise Trebuchet and Joseph-Leopold-Sigisbert Hugo. His father was a high officer in Napoleons army. Soon after Victors birth his father took a mistress and his mother began an affair with General Lahorie, a Republican conspirator against Napoleon. Victors parents remain married, however, until 1818 when they legally …

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The Hunchback of Notre-Dame: Novel Summary: Book XI Chapter 4

Summary Esmeraldas body was taken to the great charnel vault of Montfaucon outside the city where all common and disfavored people were deposited after their execution. The place was full of skeletons and carrion birds. About two years after Quasimodo had disappeared a group looking for anothers remains discovered the skeleton of a girl whose …

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The Hunchback of Notre-Dame: Novel Summary: Book XI Analysis

Analysis This section of the novel brings to fruition the tragedy of Esmeralda. Her long suffering mother becomes, in part, the means of her destruction as does her unyielding love of Phoebus. Equally tragic, is Quasimodos realization that the person to blame for Esmeraldas capture is his master. Quasimodo is unable to feel hatred for …

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