Posted on 04/17/2019 at 10:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

In times of heartache, most bookworms turn to their favorite pastime as solace.

The French are currently no exception to that generalization.

The Guardian reports that The Hunchback of Notre-Dame has claimed several spots on Amazon France’s bestseller list — first, third, fifth, seventh, and eight — just days after a fire severely damaged the titular cathedral.

Nestled among the various editions of Victor Hugo’s classic? A history of the cathedral, in sixth place.

Categories: Today in Books

Tagged As: Classic literature

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