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Hunchback of Notre Dame, The

     
Hunchback of Notre Dame, The
(1831) a novel by Victor Hugo about a kind but ugly hunchback (=someone whose back has a large raised part on it) called Quasimodo, who rings bells in the cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris in the 15th century. He secretly loves a beautiful woman called Esmeralda, and when she is wrongly punished for being a murderer, he tries to save her.

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