I (well, currently my wife, but I plan to as well) am trying to read Victor Hugo's Hunchback of Notre Dame in a beautiful faux-suede edition that we received as a gift. However, there are various references to French history and the like that would be nice to understand, plus an untranslated Greek word that apparently is the key to the whole novel. This edition says that it's annotated (on Amazon, anyway), but some of the notes are themselves in French!
Is there any such thing as a Reader's Companion to this book that explains such things? A book, a website, anything? I've even looked at "study guides" (ugh) like Schmoop, to no avail. I'd even take an actual annotated edition of the book. Various versions of the book I've found online claim to be "annotated," but there's no description, no reviews, no indication that it's actually what it claims to be.