(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.
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Advanced Learner's Dictionary.
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