Hunchback of Notre Dame

Hunchback of Notre Dame

by Victor Hugo

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This classic novel has been abridged and adapted into 10 illustrated chapters. This format is ideal for bilingual education - people learning English as a second language (ESL),  English Language Learners (ELL), people of any age intending to improve reading skills and students for whom the original version would be too long or difficult. This learning product is high-interest, low-readability. Readers of this version will improve comprehension, fluency and vocabulary.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780848111427
Publisher: EDCON Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/15/2012
Series: Bring the Classics to Life Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 56
File size: 3 MB
Age Range: 7 - 14 Years

About the Author

Victor Marie Hugo, Born in Besancon, France and lived there most of his life. He decided to live in exile as a result of Napolean III’s coup at the end of 1851 where Victor openly declared Napolean a traitor to France and did not return until Napolean was forced from power in the Franco-Prussian War in 1873. After the death of his mother in 1821 Victor married his childhood sweetheart, Adele Foucher, and they had five children. He published his first novel in 1823, followed by five volumes of poetry between 1829 and 1840. Hunchback of Notre Dame was published in 1831, his first full length novel and quickly translated into numerous languages. Victor describes his shock and grief at the death of this daughter in 1843 in a poem called A Villequier. Victor started LesMiserables on social injustices and it would take 17 years to be published in 1862. When he was in his seventies, Victor suffered a mild stroke, his daughter Adele’s admittance to an insane asylum, and the death of his two sons. He celebrated his 80th birthday with a celebration and was presented with the Sevres vase, a gift for sovereigns. He died in 1885 and it generated national morning.

Date of Birth:

February 26, 1802

Date of Death:

May 22, 1885

Place of Birth:

Besançon, France

Place of Death:

Paris, France


Pension Cordier, Paris, 1815-18

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In the city of Paris, a church bell was ringing. Then another bell was heard. And then, another. All the church bells in Paris were ringing. But the loudest bells came from one church. It was a big, old church in the heart of the City. It was Feast of Fools' Day. A great day of fun! It was a day when all of Paris had a great big party. It was the day to pick a new king. Not a real king. This was just for fun. The people of Paris walked to the old church - the Church of Notre Dame. They were waiting for the party to begin. It was to start at twelve o'clock. It would begin with a play. The people looked up at the church's big clock. The hands of the clock were not on the twelve. They would just have to wait a little longer. But they grew tired of waiting. "The play! The play! The play!" they shouted. "Let's start the party now.''' The people began pushing and fighting. At last it was twelve o'clock and the play began. But the people were shouting so much, they didn't know it had started.

Table of Contents

Festival of fools — Attack! — Cruelty and kindness — Esmeralda on trial — Rescue — In the cathedral — The bitter end.

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