Reading progress update: I've read 27 out of 551 pages.

The Hunchback of Notre-Dame - Victor Hugo, Walter J. Cobb

I really did not remember Hugo's tone in this book. It is fabulously acerbic.

"Much ill-will would also have been required, not to comprehend, through the medium of the poetry of the prologue, that Labor was wedded to Merchandise, and Clergy to Nobility, and that the two happy couples possessed in common a magnificent golden dolphin, which they desired to adjudge to the fairest only."