1897 Rare Victorian Book set - NOTRE-DAME de Paris, The Hunchback of Notre-Dame by Victor Hugo. Gothic.
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Author: Hugo, Victor.
Title: NOTRE-DAME DE PARIS (The Hunchback of Notre-Dame).
Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown, and Company, 1897. Complete two volumes set.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 7.5 " X 5 ".
Pages: xvi-349, vi-408 pages.
Binding: Attractive and very good original full gilt decorated cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover. Upper edges gilt.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight, and clean - as shown).
Illustrations: Including two frontispieces and three full-page illustrations (complete).
Estimate: (USD 300 - USD 500)
The books: Attractive and rare edition of The Hunchback of Notre-Dame (French: Notre-Dame de Paris, "Our Lady of Paris") - a French Romantic/Gothic novel by Victor Hugo, published in 1831. The novel's original French title, Notre-Dame de Paris, is a metaphor: it refers to Notre Dame Cathedral, on which the story is centered, and Esmeralda, the novel's main character who is "our lady of Paris" and the center of the human drama within the story. Frederic Shoberl's 1833 English translation was published as The Hunchback of Notre Dame (which became the generally used title in English), which refers to Quasimodo, Notre Dame's bellringer.
The author: Victor Marie Hugo (26 February 1802 – 22 May 1885) was a French poet, novelist, and dramatist of the Romantic movement. Hugo is considered to be one of the greatest and best-known French writers. Outside of France, his most famous works are the novels Les Misérables, 1862, and The Hunchback of Notre-Dame (French: Notre-Dame de Paris), 1831. In France, Hugo is known primarily for his poetry collections, such as Les Contemplations (The Contemplations) and La Légende des siècles (The Legend of the Ages).
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1897 Rare Victorian Book set - NOTRE-DAME de Paris, The Hunchback of Notre-Dame by Victor Hugo. Gothic. Price List