Thursday, November 21, 2013

Five books to read before your trip to France

At The Barnes & Noble Book Blog Kat Rosenfield tagged five books to read before traveling to France, including:
The Hunchback of Notre Dame, by Victor Hugo

Before you walk into the soaring interior of the most famous cathedral in Paris, see the city from atop its belfry in Victor Hugo’s classic novel about architecture, passion, romance, and religion. Written to immortalize Notre Dame’s beauty and history at a time when the cathedral was beginning to crumble, this book ensured that it would instead become a beloved, iconic relic of ancient France.
Read about another novel on the list.

The Hunchback of Notre Dame appears among Malcolm Burgess's top ten books set in Paris, Jessica Duchen's top ten literary Gypsies and John Mullan's lists of ten of the best cathedrals in literature and ten of the best bells in literature.

--Marshal Zeringue