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The Hunchback of Notre Dame

hunchback of notre dameHeartwrenching, The Hunchback of Notre Dame is a tragic tale of the hunchback Quasimodo, his master Claude Frollo, and the gypsy La Esmeralda. It has been adapted for the big screen time and time again. The Hunchback of Notre Dame is a story that isn’t for the faint of heart, because although it may be considered openly as a romance, it features scenes of violence, injustice, and a heartbreaking ending that may leave you in tears. Despite its darkness, its popularity is so widespread that even Disney released an animated feature film version! But don’t be fooled by Disney’s fluffy PG version, because the real Hunchback of Notre Dame is far from a simple children’s tale.

The Hunchback of Notre Dame was written by Victor Hugo and is considered to be his first full-length novel. Published in 1831, the novel became so popular that the City of Paris was urged to restore the Notre Dame Cathedral, which was entirely neglected at the time, by the book’s fans. Thousands of tourists visited Notre Dame to catch a glimpse of the building, and it still draws thousands of more tourists today. You can read this magnificently written book, rich in details and insight, ABSOLUTELY FREE right now, at All You Can Books.

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All You Can Books Top 25 Books of All Time

All You Can Books has just released their “Top 25” books of all time.

Do you think they missed out on a book? Let us your know your thoughts in the comments below!

1. The Hunchback of Notre Dame
2. Hedda Gabler
3. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
4. A Journey to the Centre of the Earth
5. The Island of Doctor Moreau
6. White Fang
7. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
8. A Midsummer Night’s Dream
9. Much Ado about Nothing
10. An Ideal Husband

11. Ivanhoe
12. The Tale of Benjamin Bunny
13. King Solomon’s Mines
14. Washington Square
15. The Wings of the Dove, Volume 1 of 2
16. The Man in the Iron Mask
17. On the origin of species
18. Uncle Vanya
19. Tarzan of the Apes
20. A Little Princess

21. The Secret Garden
22. Poetics
23. Rhetoric
24. The Romance of Tristan and Iseult
25. Aesop’s Fables