The Phantom of the Opera is a chilling tale interlaced with darkness, despair, love, and redemption. Gaston Leroux published Le Fantôme de l’Opéra in 1910. Over one hundred years later, the basic premise of the story is a worldwide phenomenon. The story never dies, having been published in a variety of forms and immortalized on stage and film. Writers continue to pen sequels, websites and forums continue to inundate the Internet, literature students dissect its hidden meaning in the classroom, and scholars and psychologists publish commentaries. The Phantom’s desperate search for love takes him down a road of obsession and violence, and the cry of his despair echoes in our hearts, “All I wanted was to be loved for myself.”
Lessons From The Phantom of the Opera steps behind the scenes and examines the characters, emotions, symbols, and events. Originally written in blog format by an admirer of the story, each post encourages readers to take a deeper look at the motivation of the characters and hidden symbolism. The author uses Leroux's original work but also touches on the stage and movie versions. Personal reflection is encouraged, and life applications emerge from a timeless masterpiece for everyone to enjoy.
The 3rd Edition of Lessons From the Phantom of the Opera expands the original paperback version released in May of 2009 and touches on the controversial sequel.
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About the Author
Vicki started her writing career somewhat late in life, but can attest to the fact that it is never too late to follow your dreams. Her debut novel was released in 2009, and six books later and another on the way, she doesn't think she will stop any time soon. She is an award-winning and best selling author in historical sagas/historical romance. With Russian blood on her father's side and English on her mother's, she blames her ancestors for the lethal combination in her genes that influence her stories. Tragedy and drama might be found between her pages, but she eventually gives her readers a happy ending. She lives in the beautiful, but rainy, Pacific Northwest with a pesky cat who refuses to let her sleep in. Her hobbies include researching her English ancestry, traveling to England when she can afford it, and plotting her next book.
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