Hunchback of Notre Dame, The


noun

(French Notre Dame de Paris), a novel (1831) by Victor Hugo.

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The Hunchback of Notre Dame

(1831) A historical novel by Victor Hugo. Set in the Middle Ages, it tells the story of Quasimodo, a grotesquely deformed bell ringer at the Cathedral (see also cathedral) of Notre Dame de Paris, who falls in love with a beautiful gypsy girl, Esmeralda.

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