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The Phantom of the Opera (1910)

by Gaston Leroux

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11,369194495 (3.76)1 / 291
Presents the story of an elusive and grotesque "phantom" who abducts a beautiful opera singer into the labyrinthine bowels of the Paris Opera. A dramatic search for the missing girl leads to the truth about her strange captor.
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    The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Other Stories by Robert Louis Stevenson (ncgraham)
    ncgraham: Another great Victorian horror novel.
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    Anonymous user: Both have "monsters" holding the object of their affection captive
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    Anonymous user: Those Rosy Hours takes a few brief mentions of a minor character in The Phantom of the Opera and turns it into a whole, enthralling story of desire and death.
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Delicious and twisty. I have to say it's intriguing when the book begins to diverge from the musical...which I liked. I would certainly read more of Gaston Leroux's work if I come across it! ( )
  Martialia | Sep 28, 2022 |
Uma criatura enigmática e mascarada perambula pela Ópera de Paris, levantando rumores entre os artistas e funcionários que ali frequentam. Acontecimentos assustadores fazem com que a direção do teatro considere que um Fantasma realmente assombra o lugar. A misteriosa figura mascarada passa a visitar Christine Daaé, uma jovem cantora lírica, e dá a ela lições de canto, planejando transformá-la na prima-dona da Ópera de Paris e seduzi-la. A jovem acredita que a voz que ouve é do Anjo da Música que a fará triunfar e então sela com ele um pacto. Terror, ciúmes, traição e tragédia, permeiam a relação do gênio da música e Christine.
  bibliotecapresmil | Sep 6, 2022 |
When the new managers of the Paris Opera House ignore their predecessors' warnings about the hideous 'Opera ghost' stalking the theatre, it is a fatal mistake. The Phantom haunts the imagination of the beautiful and talented singer Christine Daaé, appearing to her as the 'Angel of Music' - a disembodied voice, coaching her to sing as she never could before. When Christine is courted by a handsome young viscount, the Phantom is consumed by jealousy and seeks revenge. And when Christine suddenly disappears after a triumphant singing performance, it becomes clear that the Phantom's time has come.

The story begins with an investigation into some strange reports of an "opera ghost", legendary for making the great Paris opera performers ill-at-ease when they sit alone in their dressing rooms. Some allege to have seen the ghost in evening clothes moving about in the shadows. Nothing is done, however, until the disappearance of Christine during her triumphant performance. With an increasing pattern of fear and violence, The Phantom of the Opera begins to strike, but always with a beautiful young performer at the center of his deadly desires. ( )
  Gmomaj | Sep 4, 2022 |
Great Classic. I enjoyed it very much. ( )
  RoSands | Jul 18, 2022 |
90/9-Δακρύβρεχτη ιστορία αγάπης. Πάντως διαβάζεται ευχάριστα ( )
  Will_Trent | Jul 6, 2022 |
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Leroux, Gastonprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Adams, AlexanderNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Bair, LowellTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Campbell, TimNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Cosham, RalphNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Flynn, John L.Introductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Gibson, FloNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Haining, PeterForewordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hildebrandt, GregoryIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hitoshi, WakanaIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Matlock, JannIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Muramatsu, SadafumiTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Perkins, RachelIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Piron, JohannesTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ribière, MireilleTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Roche, IsabelIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Teague, MarkCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Teixeira de Mattos, AlexanderTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Whitener, BarrettNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed

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TO MY BROTHER JO

Who, though he is not at all ghostly, is nevertheless,

like Erik, an Angel of Music


Affectionately,

Gaston Leroux
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The opera ghost really existed.
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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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Presents the story of an elusive and grotesque "phantom" who abducts a beautiful opera singer into the labyrinthine bowels of the Paris Opera. A dramatic search for the missing girl leads to the truth about her strange captor.

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A deformed genius,
The opera's unseen master,
The book is better.
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Penguin Australia

2 editions of this book were published by Penguin Australia.

Editions: 0141035935, 0141191503

Tantor Media

2 editions of this book were published by Tantor Media.

Editions: 1400102766, 1400108993

Urban Romantics

2 editions of this book were published by Urban Romantics.

Editions: 1909676659, 1909676667

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