Hunchback of Notre-Dame goes to top of bestseller list after fire


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Different editions of the Victor Hugo classic occupy five slots in Amazon France’s top 10

Victor Hugo’s 19th-century literary classic The Hunchback of Notre-Dame has soared to the top of France’s online bestseller list after the fire that ravaged the 850-year-old Paris cathedral on Monday night.

By Wednesday morning different editions of the 1831 novel occupied the first, third, fifth, seventh and eighth slots in Amazon France’s bestseller list, with a history of the gothic architectural masterpiece taking sixth place.

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