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

Disc 2

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

Total Playing Time: 02:36:55

Hugo, Victor

Homewood, Bill

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Classic Fiction

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: NA238212

Barcode: 9789626343821

Physical Release: 08/2006

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