February 26: Victor Hugo

On this date in 1802, the French novelist Victor Hugo was born. This collection includes an audiobook version of his classic, The Hunchback of Notre-Dame, along with many illustrations of the famous cathedral in Paris.

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Portrait of Victor Hugo

Victor Hugo from the ClipArt ETC website.

The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo

The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo from the Lit2Go website. Reading level: 12.0. Word count 197,948 in 60 chapters.

West Façade of Notre-Dame

West façade of Notre-Dame from the ClipArt ETC website.

Notre Dame from the River

View of Notre Dame from the ClipArt ETC website.

Notre Dame Exterior

Notre Dame exterior as seen from the southeast from the ClipArt ETC website.

Flying Buttresses

The flying buttresses of Notre Dame from the ClipArt ETC website.

Transept Carving

Detail from the transept of Notre Dame from the ClipArt ETC website.

Gargoyles

Gargoyles on Notre Dame from the ClipArt ETC website.

Gable

Gable above the south transept door of Notre Dame from the ClipArt ETC website.

Buttress Pinnacle

A buttress pinnacle from Notre Dame from the ClipArt ETC website.

Buttress Pinnacle

A buttress pinnacle from Notre Dame from the ClipArt ETC website.

Clustered Pier

Clustered pier from Notre Dame from the ClipArt ETC website. Top shows half-plan view and bottom shows elevation view of capital and base of pier.

Relief Decoration

Reliefs from the base of portal of Notre dame from the ClipArt ETC website.

Capital

Capital from Notre Dame from the ClipArt ETC website.

Gothic Capital

Illustration of a capital from the transept of Notre Dame from the ClipArt ETC website.

Cornice Molding

Cornice molding from Notre Dame from the ClipArt ETC website.

Sculptured Foliage

Thirteenth-century ornamentation from the ClipArt ETC website.

Vine Ornament

Ornamental relief from Notre Dame from the ClipArt ETC website.

Vine Ornament

Vine ornament from Notre Dame from the ClipArt ETC website. Called a rinceau (from the French for “branch with foliages”), such designs have been common to many architectural styles.