Book Club: The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo
Date(s) - 05/22/2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Categories
Book Club on Fourth Wednesdays at 7:00 pm
We will be reading The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo. Here is a brief synopsis:
Set in medieval Paris, Victor Hugo’s powerful historical romance “The Hunchback of Notre-Dame” has resonated with succeeding generations ever since its publication in 1837. It tells the story of the beautiful gypsy Esmeralda, condemned as a witch by the tormented archdeacon Claude Frollo, who lusts after her. Quasimodo, the deformed bell ringer of Notre-Dame Cathedral, having fallen in love with the kindhearted Esmeralda, tries to save her by hiding her in the cathedral’s tower. When a crowd of Parisian peasants, misunderstanding Quasimodo’s motives, attacks the church in an attempt to liberate her, the story ends in tragedy.
The UUCG book club is open to everyone! We choose books across various genres, with an eye toward what will provide substantive topics for discussion. When possible, we try to choose titles that are available at the Gwinnett County Public Library so that everyone can have access to the book. We have found that some of our favorite books have been those that have wide appeal.
Light refreshments are served, but please feel free to to bring your own dinner and enjoy it in our company.
All are welcome for this time of bonding, great discussion, and fellowship. For more information and current selection, visit the book club schedule page and click on the individual meeting date, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.