The Real-Life Inspiration behind Hugo’s Quasimodo

August 17, 2010 | 1 book mentioned

The Telegraph reports that a new discovery appears to reveal that Quasimodo, the seemingly mythical hero of Victor Hugo’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame, may have been based on a real-life figure.

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