Quimeras

As I read “The Hunchback of Notre Dame”, I had the feeling that Hugo was ahead of his time in the characters he chose to bring to life and in the manner in which he depicted society of late 15th century France. But the story is not solely about the characters; it is also about the place. There are chapters that focus exclusively on the history and architecture of Paris. To the modern reader who is accustomed to a more balanced narrative (that includes dialogue, action, etc), these passages may seem a bit static and thus difficult to tackle. Forge on and in the end you will be rewarded with a pretty good read. (Review based on older edition)

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