The novel “Notre Dame de Paris” written by Victor Hugo in 1831.
Victor Hugo, one of two reasons why I as 8 years old started learning french
the 2nd one was Alexandre Dumas
I wanted to be able reading them on their own language.
The enormous popularity of the book
spurred the nascent historical preservation movement in France
and strongly encouraged gothic revival architecture.
Ultimately it led to huge renovations at Notre-Dame in the 19th century.
Much of the cathedral’s present appearance is a result of this renovation.