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Hunchback of Notre Dame, The

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishHunchback of Notre Dame, TheThe Hunchback of Notre DameˌHunchback of ˌNotre ˈDame, 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. The book has been made into several famous films including a full-length cartoon.
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