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Victor Hugo already described flames in Notre Dame cathedral in his 1831 novel

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

An enormous fire engulfed Paris’ iconic Notre Dame cathedral on Monday evening, destroying most of the 800-year-old wooden structure and leading to the collapse of its main spire. The blaze was a shocking event for the city of Paris, destroying one of its most famous buildings, built in 1482. The cathedral featured prominently in Victor Hugo’s novel “The Hunchback of Notre Dame”, which he wrote in 1831. In the novel,…