A new discovery has revealed what could be the real-life inspiration behind the Victor Hugo character Quasimodo.
Clues have emerged via the memoirs of 19th-century British sculptor Henry Sibson who recalls a hunched back stonemason working at Notre Dame cathedral at around the time the book was written.
"With his hunched back and deformed face, Quasimodo, the tragic hero of Victor Hugo's novel The Hunch Back of Notre Dame, has always been considered a mythical creation drawn from the depths of the author's imagination."
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