The Hunchback of Notre Dame has delighted generations of readers with its powerfully melodramatic story of Quasimodo, the deformed hunchback who lives in the belltower of the medieval city of the most famous cathedral. Feared and hated by all who live in Paris, Quasimodo is looked after by Dom Claude Frollo, a stern, cold priest who ignores the poor hunchback in the face of his frequent public torture. But someone comes forward to help - the beautiful gypsy Esmeralda, whose only act of kindness fills Quasimodo with love. Can he save the beautiful gypsy 's from the evil plan of Frollo?, or will they all perish in the shadow of Notre Dame? An epic tale of beauty and sadness, The Hunchback of Notre Dame depicts the sufferings of humanity with great compassion and power.