The Phantom of the Opera

The Phantom of the Opera

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by Gaston Leroux
     
 

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The story of a man named Erik, an eccentric, physically deformed genius who terrorizes the Opera Garnier in Paris. He builds his home beneath it and takes the love of his life, a beautiful soprano, under his wing.

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The story of a man named Erik, an eccentric, physically deformed genius who terrorizes the Opera Garnier in Paris. He builds his home beneath it and takes the love of his life, a beautiful soprano, under his wing.

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ISBN-13:
2940014049382
Publisher:
RoundTable Books
Publication date:
02/10/2012
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
539 KB

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The Phantom of the Opera 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 191 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story is really great. But there are spelling mistakes. You can read through it but it is very annoying.
ProfessionalBookNerd More than 1 year ago
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.

And not surprisingly, the soundtrack to Weber's musical makes really good background music while reading this. Grab a tissue at the end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Why does everyone go with Erik? Sure I feel bad for him but killing people just to be near Christine is too obsesive. He is a murderer and all of you who say "she should have gone with Erik" would you marry a serial killer? Roul was decant kind loving and gentle. He didnt try to make her love him, he waited for her. That is true romance.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is my favofite movie and i loved the book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Different from the movie but an amazing read. The characters are interesting and the phantom was really cynical. Great read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wouldn't call it an extraordinary piece of literature, but it wasn't terrible.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its a great book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Y u no luv me!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read for anyone, really. The writing is amazing; the plot, the settings, the imagery of this book is beauriful. It definitely changes one's opinions on the characters from the movie. They are different in the book. They've made me see them differently in the movie now, though not necessarily in a bad way. Loved this book, love the movie, do recommend!???
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
YOU WILL CURSE THE DAY YOU SAID I DO, WHEN IT WAS PHANTOM WHO ASKED YOU...first. (totally look up phantom of the awkward and watch it. LOVE IT! ot will only make sense you have seen ze Phantom of yhr Opera.)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Oh my goodness! I litterally just saw the play today and it was......AMAZING!:)
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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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The music was amazing and the story is wonderful.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hurray
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved both the music and book was written beautifully i love it and i hope u do too
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Ok.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I saw the raoyal albert hall and the movie and read the book. The story is amazing!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I totally agree with u!!!! I LOVE PHANTOM!!!!!! I have seen the royal albert hall, movie,and read the book also!!