The French landmark lost its spire to the flames, but city officials confirmed on Monday night that the main structure was “
Hugo’s book, which is called “Notre-Dame de Paris” in French, follows the tragic lives of the beautiful Esmeralda and the hunchbacked Quasimodo, the 20-year-old bell-ringer who loves her. The novel has been filmed multiple times, including an Academy Award-nominated Disney version in 1996.
Along with two iterations of the novel, the bestsellers list on Amazon France on Tuesday also included two books about the history and construction of the Gothic cathedral.
Given the severe damage just suffered by the actual Notre Dame ― about
Outside of buying the novel, many on social media are sharing snippets of Hugo’s words as a way of processing the Notre Dame tragedy: