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HUGO, V.: Hunchback of Notre Dame (The) (Abridged)

    
      

 

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HUGO, V.: Hunchback of Notre Dame (The) (Abridged)

In the grotesque bell-ringer Quasimodo, Victor Hugo created one of the most vivid characters in classic fiction. Quasimodo’s doomed love for the beautiful gypsy girl Esmerelda is an example of the traditional love theme of beauty and the beast. Yet, set against the massive background of Notre Dame de Paris and interwoven with the sacred and secular life of medieval France, it takes on a larger perspective. The characters come to life: the poet Gringoire, the tormented priest Claude Frollo, the upright, fun-loving captain Phoebus and above all, Quasimodo and Esmerelda themselves. It is a tale peppered with humour but fuelled by the anguish which unfolds beneath the bells of the great cathedral of Paris.



Disc 1

  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
1.   Play with flash player A Mystery Play interrupted 00:05:49
2.   Play with flash player The grimacing match begins 00:04:10
3.   Play with flash player The dancing girl 00:09:21
4.   Play with flash player Gringoire among the beggars 00:07:15
5.   Play with flash player Gringoire’s wedding night 00:03:44
6.   Play with flash player Sixteen years before 00:03:15
7.   Play with flash player Quasimodo – the bell ringer 00:06:17
8.   Play with flash player The trial 00:06:22
9.   Play with flash player The history of Sister Gudule 00:05:20
10.   Play with flash player Quasimodo on the pillory 00:06:17
11.   Play with flash player Phoebus and his betrothed 00:05:53
12.   Play with flash player The Archdeacon Claude Frollo 00:05:56
13.   Play with flash player Frollo eavesdrops 00:07:14


Disc 2

  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
1.   Play with flash player Love and death 00:05:42
2.   Play with flash player The trial of Esmeralda 00:10:26
3.   Play with flash player Torture 00:08:59
4.   Play with flash player Phoebus lives 00:07:49
5.   Play with flash player Notre Dame – sanctuary 00:08:16
6.   Play with flash player Frollo importunes Esmeralda 00:03:58
7.   Play with flash player Gringoire drawn into the plot 00:03:38
8.   Play with flash player The underworld attacks Notre Dame 00:07:52
9.   Play with flash player Safety – or betrayal 00:06:21
10.   Play with flash player Esmeralda makes her choice 00:06:11
11.   Play with flash player Quasimodo takes his revenge 00:08:16
12.   Play with flash player A mystery solved 00:02:34

Total Playing Time: 02:36:55






Author(s):
Hugo, Victor

Reader(s):
Homewood, Bill

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Classic Fiction

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: NA238212

Barcode: 9789626343821

Release Date: 08/2006

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