HarperCollins is proud to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics.`Love is like a tree, it grows of its own accord, it puts down deep roots into our whole being.'Set in medieval Paris, against the backdrop of the brooding Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Hugo's take on the classic story of Beauty and the Beast tells of the hunchbacked, grotesque bellringer, Quasimodo.
Rejected by Parisian society because of his appearance, Quasimodo resides in Notre-Dame, harbouring a love for the only woman that pities him, a gypsy named Esmerelda.
However, a sinister archdeacon also covets Esmerelda, and when his advances are spurned, he seeks to destroy her.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 688 pages
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
- Publication Date: 01/10/2011
- Category: Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780007902132