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Friday Friyay: 'The Hunchback of Notre-Dame' by Victor Hugo

How is it December?! Anyway... last weekend I majorly got in the mood to watch Disney's The Hunchback of Notre-Dame  and, despite the gargoyles, I adored it. SANCTUARY! Anyways, I remembered I recently bought a secondhand copy of the book, by Victor Hugo, and decided it was time to meet this classic. And I have been loving it so far! I once again can't find the exact edition I have on Goodreads (argh!) but this is the correct cover and blurb: Set in 1482, The Hunchback of Notre-Dame (Notre-Dame de Paris) is a compelling story of love and betrayal, brutal deeds and one of the most famous acts of revenge in world literature. Quasimodo, the hunchback of the title, is one of fiction's most extreme characters - beneath his monstrous disfigurement, his love for the beautiful Esmeralda reveals a heart full of intense emotion. The novel is set in the Gothic splendour of the great cathedral of Notre-Dame and had a profound influence on the Romantic Movement. Book Beginnings  is at h

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