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The Phantom of the Opera (Unabridged)

The Phantom of the Opera (Unabridged)

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by Gaston Leroux
     
 

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More than a love story, "The Phantom of the Opera" is a gothic tale of obsession which led to madness. The Paris Opera House and its hidden rooms and underground are perfect place to develop a horror story. Gaston Leroux noticed this potential and utilized it to great effect. At first glance, "The Phantom of the Opera" may see dry, or written more from a reporter's

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More than a love story, "The Phantom of the Opera" is a gothic tale of obsession which led to madness. The Paris Opera House and its hidden rooms and underground are perfect place to develop a horror story. Gaston Leroux noticed this potential and utilized it to great effect. At first glance, "The Phantom of the Opera" may see dry, or written more from a reporter's perspective. Readers who delve beyond the dry exterior will find, however, an immeasurable cornucopia of amazing characters, events and one of the best literary love's and gothic work of fiction. Gaston Leroux paints a world of amazing detail, one which completely absorbs the reader. "The Phantom of the Opera" revolves around the Vicomte Raoul de Chagny who has fallen in love with the beautiful Christine who is being haunted by a mysterious "ghost" in her dressing room. The plot moves as anyone would suspect when Christine begins to return the feelings of the Vicomte but then he soon comes to realize that Christine's ghost is real and has a thing or three to say about their relationship. The character of the "phantom," or Erik, is filled with raw emotion, mystery, and love. Even readers who don't like his character will be moved at his attempts to woo Christine, and how shallow, yet dangerously innocent she is. Though more than a century old, Gaston Leroux's "The Phantom of the Opera" will remain a classic for years to come.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781611041101
Publisher:
ReadaClassic.com
Publication date:
11/12/2010
Pages:
196
Sales rank:
815,225
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.42(d)

Meet the Author

Gaston Louis Alfred Leroux (1868-1927) was a French journalist and author of detective fiction. In the English-speaking world, he is best known for writing the novel The Phantom of the Opera (Le Fantôme de l'Opéra, 1910), which has been made into several film and stage productions of the same name, such as the 1925 film starring Lon Chaney; and Andrew Lloyd Webber's 1986 musical.

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