The Phantom of the Opera [NOOK Book]

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Bentley Loft Classics Books proudly presents book #13 or The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux.

The actors, singers, and patrons of the Paris Opera House say that a ghost haunts the labyrinthine chambers beneath its stage. While there are those who laugh off such superstitions, they always do so nervously, in the bright light of day. Nearly everyone connected with the Opera House in any way has felt the phantom's vague, troubling presence....
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The Phantom of the Opera

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Overview

Bentley Loft Classics Books proudly presents book #13 or The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux.

The actors, singers, and patrons of the Paris Opera House say that a ghost haunts the labyrinthine chambers beneath its stage. While there are those who laugh off such superstitions, they always do so nervously, in the bright light of day. Nearly everyone connected with the Opera House in any way has felt the phantom's vague, troubling presence. But beautiful, talented young singer Christine Daae will soon experience a terror far more acute than any vague feeling of unease. For she is about to learn the secret of why the man who has made the tunnels beneath Paris his private domain must forever hide his face behind a mask.

Part horror story, part historical romance, and part detective thriller, the timeless tale of a masked, disfigured musical genius who lives beneath the Paris Opera House is familiar to millions of readers, as well as to movie and theatre-goers. At the heart of the story's long-standing popularity lies its questioning of a universal theme: the relationship between outward appearance and the beauty of darkness of the human soul.
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Under the Paris Opera House lives a disfigured musical genius who uses music to win the love of a beautiful opera singer.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013063891
  • Publisher: Bentley Loft
  • Publication date: 9/1/2011
  • Series: Bentley Loft Classics , #13
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 680 KB

Meet the Author

Gaston Leroux (1868–1927) was a French journalist and author of detective fiction. His most famous work, Le Fantôme de l'Opéra (The Phantom of the Opera), was inspired by a tour of the cellars at the Paris Opera, and published in 1911. The story has been adapted for film and, most notably, for Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical, the longest running Broadway show in history.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 25, 2012

    Christine is the STUPIDEST CHICK IN THE WORLD!!!

    Like many others, I love the musical and the movie has inspired my life goal. Although I love Andrew Lloyd Webbers musical and movie, AND of course the plot of the book, the only regret Im sure Christine had in her choices at the opera house were not staying with Erik aka the PHANTOM!!! In the movie, was the first time there was Such A HOTTIIE IN THE PHANTOM MASK!!! GO GERARD BUTLER!!! If I was Christine, and face it: my name is only one letter off (replace the e at the end with an a) I would totally go with Erik, he had a shrine to me, sang to me, IS I LOVE WITH ME, is hot, and is SO SWEET!!! So, ya know, I would rather be with the hot guy who loves me, than the ugly Butt-Head named Raoul. Besides, Erik would make my spirit start to SOAR!!! And made me live as Id never lived before! Rauol on the other hand didnt beleive me when I told him about the Phantom is ugly, not trustworthy, and sings like a GIRL!!! So as you can see, my opinion is pretty much buy the book, keep in mind how awesome Erik is, and how ugly and stupid and how much of a BUTT WIPE RAOUL IS!!! BTW I have based my opinions about looks off of the 2004 movie with Gerard Butler,Emmy Rossum, and UGLY BUTT WIPE Patrik Wilson. I Luv You Gerard!!

    4 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 23, 2012

    Good

    The story is really great. But there are spelling mistakes. You can read through it but it is very annoying.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 25, 2009

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    Lovely, really lovely.

    I love this book. I read it, like many before me, because I've loved the Andrew Lloyd Weber musical since childhood. I remember my mother reading the book and telling me interesting parts of it, and so I decided to read it myself a little over a year ago. It is such a beautiful story, and Leroux wrote it in such an interesting way. This book is categorized as fiction, but because of the way Leroux writes it (and because I don't know my French history) I want to believe it's real. Leroux writes that he believes the Phantom (Eric) was real. Interspersed with the story, he interjects his own opinion, and occasionally includes real(?) interviews with the characters from history. As a straight work of fiction, this is an amazing, beautiful tale of love, perseverance, the limits of the human existence, horror, suspense, sorrow... This really has everything I want in a story. At the risk of sounding like a cliche, The Phantom of the Opera made me laugh, cry, gasp, sigh, and grip the book with white knuckles. And the little bits here and there that make you want to believe it was all real... well, they make you want to go to Paris to see the opera house.<BR/><BR/>And not surprisingly, the soundtrack to Weber's musical makes really good background music while reading this. Grab a tissue at the end.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2012

    Its great

    Different from the movie but an amazing read. The characters are interesting and the phantom was really cynical. Great read

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2011

    Four stars

    I thought that the book had an interesting setting and mysteriousness about it which probably made me want to read it. About 3/4 of the way through it does get a little confusing and really weird at parts which may lead you to question the moral behind it all. It was definily captivating in parts but could get slow moving and confusing in parts.overall i liked it and would recommend.

    2 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 16, 2009

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    great book

    better than the movie, just a great classic piece to read. :)

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2012

    Amazing

    This is my favofite movie and i loved the book

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2011

    Wow this is nothing at all like the movie

    Phantom of the opera i my fave movie of all time im 13 and my favorite part of the movie is all if the music i constantly have the phantom of the opera songs stuck inside my head i typein te book of songs and this popped up i was pretty disapointed. I need that song book i am told i a. An amazing singer by so many abd i just want to treat them with my favorite songs from my fave movie. So very disapointing.

    1 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2014

    SEQUEL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:)

    I saw it like twice and i loved it ssssooooooo much! It is called Love Never Dies. P.s. it is a movie so look it up.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2014

    Love all things Phantom

    Heard the music from the show long before ever seeing it live. After hearing the music I bought the book, then finally got to see the show. The book and show/movie are different from eachother, like the show better but it was nice to have the extra background on the characters. And to the person who said that the actor playing the Phantom opposite Emmy Rossum was Australian is wrong, sorry. He's actually Scottish, the Phantom was played by Gerard Butler in the 2004 movie.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2014

    I saw the play with my friend.

    The music was amazing and the story is wonderful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2014

    I love the book

    I love the book and the movie and I love how Emma Rossum played as christine and did you know the actor of the phantom in the movie is really astraulian?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2013

    Happy that one is free

    Hurray

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2013

    Amazing book+ Amaxing book + movie

    I loved both the music and book was written beautifully i love it and i hope u do too

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 10, 2013

    Christine aka luna

    Jak.. xander.... im here.. please... i miss you jak

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2013

    Ok.

    Ok.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 9, 2013

    I luv it 2

    I saw the raoyal albert hall and the movie and read the book. The story is amazing!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 10, 2013

    To below

    I totally agree with u!!!! I LOVE PHANTOM!!!!!! I have seen the royal albert hall, movie,and read the book also!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2014

    Movie and book

    Both make me cry for some reason

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 11, 2013

    Awesome

    Im 12 and i love both the movie and the book both are awesome! I always have the songs stuck in my head and i have a habit of singing them out loud so my friends are always going STOP SINGING OPERA!!!!!!!! my fav part of the book was the red death and in the torture chamber.im serious CHRISTENE SHOULD HAVE STAYED WITH ERIK rather than the poopface vicomte raoul de chagny. i always say that the book is always better than the movie but... not this time i guess. Still it was a great book and everybody should read it!!!!!!!!!

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