is one of the main characters of the 1831 novel The Hunchback of Notre Dame
(Notre Dame de Paris
in French) by French author Victor Hugo
. Quasimodo's physical deformities, which include his famous hump, invoked fear in others. Adopted as a baby by Claude Frollo and made to be the bell-ringer in the Cathedral
. Deaf and blind, he falls in love with the young gypsy girl Esmerelda.
Many adaptations and movie versions of Hugo's novel have been made. Several actors have played Quasimodo including: