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Questions about Victor Hugo's 1831 novel 'Notre-Dame de Paris' (literally 'Our Lady of Paris', but normally translated as 'The Hunchback of Notre-Dame'). Use this tag with the tags [victor-hugo] and [french-literature].

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Why is Esmeralda still sentenced to death?

In the novel The Hunchback of Notre Dame by French author Victor Hugo, Esmeralda is sentenced to death for killing Captain Phoebus. But when you continue reading the novel you'll find out Phoebus is ...
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What figure of speech is "trèfles de braise" in "The Hunchback of Notre-Dame"?

This is an extract of Book X, chapter IV of Victor Hugo's novel Notre-Dame de Paris (The Hunchback of Notre-Dame, emphasis mine): Tous les yeux s'étaient levés vers le haut de l'église. Ce qu'ils ...
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Is this a typo in my copy of The Hunchback of Notre Dame?

Nevertheless, as be harangued them, the satisfaction and admiration unanimously excited by his costume were dissipated by his words; Hugo, Victor. The Hunchback of Notre-Dame (AmazonClassics Edition) ...
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What does "to the sack" mean in Hunchback of Notre Dame?

What does "to the sack" mean in this context: To the sack, to the sack!” rose the cry on all sides. At that moment, the tapestry of the dressing-room, which we have described above, was ...
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Is there a Reader's Guide to Hunchback of Notre Dame?

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 ...
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Why was "Notre Dame de Paris" changed from "Notre Dame of Paris" to "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" when it was re-published in English?

In the foreword to my copy of The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Elizabeth Massie writes this: Victor Hugo's early novel, Notre Dame de Paris, published in 1831 and set in medieval Paris of 1482, was the ...
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