Sunday, July 9, 2017

The most absurd recognition scene in all literature?

In the chapter, The Little Shoe, Gudule (Paquette, Chantefleurie, the recluse of the Rat-Hole, Sachette whose infant girl was stolen by Gipsies who left Quasimodo in her place) and Esmeralda realize they are mother and daughter and fall on each other in tears of joy and love.

The Hunchback.

Update, I had forgotten how complete and devastating is the catastrophe of this novel.

And how suddenly comes the end.

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