Title page of the original, written copy of Les Misérables by Victor Hugo.
Link to original transcript here.
The Hunchback of Notre-Dame (1831) by Victor Hugo
Publisher: Puffin Books
The tragic story of Quasimodo, the hunchback bellringer of Notre-Dame Cathedral
Outcast by society because of his hideous apperance, Quasimodo lives under the protection of Claude Frollo, his foster father, and the cathedral itself. His world revolves around his fifteen bells and Frollo. But once the beautiful gypsy girl, La Esmeralda, enters their lives, all begins to crumble and things can never return to the way they were.
In case anyone was wondering why the Les Misérables fandom calls the novel ‘the brick’.
- Sois sérieux, dit Enjolras
- Je suis farouche, répondit Grantaire."Be serious," said Enjolras.
"I am wild," responded Grantaire.
From Victor Hugo’s original handwritten draft of Les Misérables. [x]
Here is a mood index chart for Les Misérables. Red indicates negative emotions. There is a reason miserable is in the title.