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THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA ? (original 1910; edition 2013)

by Gaston Leroux (Author)

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A viscount seeks to unravel the mystery of the Paris Opera House and rescue the woman he loves from the threat of the phantom of the opera.
Authors:Gaston Leroux (Author)
Info:Wordsworth Editions Ltd (2013), 192 pages
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The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux (Author) (1910)

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Wonderful version. The artwork is amazing and realy brings the story to life. ( )
  Steampunkkitties | May 25, 2019 |
I find it impossible to separate the audiobook from the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical. The novel, naturally, has more detail than the musical, but Webber did such a fantastic job of staying close to the original source material that even if I got busy and only half paid attention to the audiobook, I was never lost. If you are a fan of the musical, you will definitely enjoy this. ( )
  DGRachel | Apr 2, 2019 |
This was more entertaining than I expected. Leroux leads us back stage at the opera through twisty-turny trap doors and hidden passages, and an equally twisty tale of mystery and romance. What starts out as a spooky ghost story turns into an adventure with a murderous, tortured genius and a love triangle. Some scenes could be from a James Bond movie: the villain who wants to destroy the world, the protagonists trapped while their prison slowly fills with water. And I now know where the chandelier trope originates! The romance was overly melodramatic, but the mystery was well done. ( )
  Gezemice | Mar 8, 2019 |
An iconic love/ghost story... a deformed man haunts the Paris Opera House and mentors/ensnares a gifted, beautiful soprano. Tough sledding for non-readers but still worth reading. The Broadway musical will heighten its appeal. ( )
  mjspear | Feb 20, 2019 |
While this book was incredibly interesting (mostly due to my fascination with the musical), it was not nearly as good as the movie. None of the characters were really worth caring about. The Persian was the best character, and he wasn't even in most of the story. Christine was childish and gullible, Raoul was an entitled jerk who threw a fit and stalked Christine when she refused to be close to him TO PROTECT HIM. Erik himself was completely mad, which, while I was expecting that, was just strange. Instead of appearing to be a mad genius (which he most definitely was) he just seemed like someone who was completely unredeemable and heartless. He was cooler as the ghost than as a person. ( )
  kat_the_bookcat | Feb 7, 2019 |
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Leroux, GastonAuthorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Adams, AlexanderNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Bair, LowellTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Cosham, RalphNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Flynn, John L.Introductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Gibson, FloNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Haining, PeterForewordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hildebrandt, GregoryIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Matlock, JannIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Roche, IsabelIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Teixeira de Mattos, AlexanderTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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The opera ghost really existed.
None will ever be a true Parisian who has not learned to wear a mask of gaiety over his sorrows and one of sadness, boredom or indifference over his inward joy.
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A deformed genius,
The opera's unseen master,
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Penguin Australia

2 editions of this book were published by Penguin Australia.

Editions: 0141035935, 0141191503

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Editions: 1909676659, 1909676667

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