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In The Sixties

Harold Frederic

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .I am able to make out from the records now—that Hurley and I started off with a double team and our big box-wagon, just after breakfast, on a long day’s journey. We were taking a heavy load of potatoes into market at Octavius, twelve miles distant; thence we were to drive out an additional three miles to a cooper-shop and bring back as many butter-firkins as we could stack up behind us, not to mention a lot of groceries of which “M’rye” gave me a list.

It was a warm, sweet-aired, hazy autumn day, with a dusky red sun sauntering idly about in the sky, too indolent to cast more than the dimmest and most casual suggestion of a shadow for anything or anybody. The Irishman sat round-backed and contented on the very high seat overhanging the horses, his elbows on his knees, and a little black pipe turned upside down in his mouth. He would suck satisfiedly at th. . . Read More

Community Reviews

Okay, I'm glad I read this book, if only to find out just how badly Disney ruined the story for the sake of their embarassing excuse for a film. (the horrendous straight-to-video sequel, which I fortunately only saw previews for, will not be spoken of at all.) Victor Hugo has a gift for the most ung

I recently read Victor Hugo's Notre Dame de Paris for the first time, and was delighted and moved by the experience. Although it lacks the depth and humanity of Les Miserables, it possesses a grandeur of architectonic structure and an Olympian compassion all its own. Best of all, it gives us one of

While reading this book I started to notice how little the Hunchback is in it. A Goodreads friend mentioned that this is why the title for it in France is actually "Our Lady of Paris". For some reason, English translations chose the the Hunchback for the title.

If other books, movies, or TV shows nam

El final me ha dejado sin palabras.

Victor Hugo ha vuelto a jugar con mis sentimientos aunque no con la misma intensidad que al leer Los Miserables. Es un gran libro, pero también debo reconocer que el inicio me aburrió por el desarrollo tan lento de la obra; comprendo la necesidad de describir y ade

Written by Victor Hugo, who also brought us the wonderful classic Les Misérables (which in some ways is very similar to this story; I noticed a sort of parallel between Inspector Javert and Claude Frollo), this large classic features deep characters, dark but important thematic elements and morality

Victor Hugo ties in the destinies of a handful people in Paris in the late fifteenth century so cleverly and atmospheric together in a tragedy, that it belongs to the most known dramas’ in European literature. The significance of this work is based on the psychological archetypes that Hugo portrays

922. Notre-Dame de Paris = Our Lady of Paris = The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Victor Hugo

The Hunchback of Notre-Dame is a French Romantic/Gothic novel by Victor Hugo, published in 1831.

The story is set in Paris in 1482 during the reign of Louis XI. The gypsy Esmeralda (born as Agnes) captures the hea

أن تعيش داخل جسد مشوه أفضل ألف مرة من حياتك داخل نفس مشوهة و كأنك جثة تمشى بين الناس
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أفضل وسيلة لتهدئة الجموع هي أن تؤكد لهم أن التمثيل سيبدأ في الحال
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وباء إرهاب المشنقة،أخطر الأوبئة لأنه لا يأتي من الله بل من الإنسان
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وعلى الرغم من هذه البشاعة الصارخة، والدمامة المنقطعة النظير، فقد كانت تبدو على

I have officially been wooed by nineteenth century French literature. First Dumas and now this. I just finished reading Victor Hugo’s The Hunchback of Notre-Dame, and it was fantastic. The characters, the themes, the literary structures… Ahhh… *swoons*

Before I proclaim my love affair with Victor Hug

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