The St. John Branch is closed today, Tuesday, August 14, due to a lack of air conditioning. La Biblioteca St. John está cerrada el día de hoy, martes, 14 de agosto, debido al mal funcionamiento del aire acondicionado.
Esmeralda is a beautiful gypsy woman who captures the heart of many men including Quasimodo, the titular hunchback who lives in secret at Notre Dame. Saved by Esmeralda's kindness, Quasimodo falls in love and sets out to save her from the clutches of those who mean to harm her, including his deceptive adoptive father, Archdeacon Claude Frollo. Originally written as a means of highlighting the value of Gothic architecture, The Hunchback of Notre Dame or Notre Dame de Paris was also one of the first novels to feature lower caste protagonists. The Hunchback of Notre Dame has been translated into English many times and has been adapted into plays, and feature-length films, including the 1996 Disney animated feature of the same name. HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.