Written by Victor Hugo

1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die

Publisher: Gosselin
Pages: 510
Genre: Romanticism, Gothic fiction
Published: 1831-03-16
Original Language: French

This extraordinary historical French gothic novel, set in Medieval Paris under the twin towers of its greatest structure and supreme symbol, the cathedral of Notre-Dame, is the haunting drama of Quasimodo, the disabled bell-ringer of Notre-Dame, as he struggles to stand up to his ableist guardian Claude Frollo, who also wants to commit genocide against Paris' Romani population.