The Phantom of the Opera

Gaston Leroux

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The Phantom of the Opera is a work of gothic fiction by French author Gaston Leroux. The story is set in the Paris Opera House and follows the mysterious and disfigured figure known as the Phantom, who haunts the opera house and falls in love with Christine Daaé, a beautiful and talented young singer. The Phantom becomes obsessed with Christine and begins to manipulate events at the opera house to further his own desires. As Christine's career blossoms, she finds herself torn between the affections of the Phantom and those of her childhood friend Raoul, the Vicomte de Chagny. The novel explores themes of love, obsession, and the power of music, while also delving into the Phantom's tragic past and his quest for acceptance and redemption.

This book has 83,710 words, 160 pages in the PDF version, and was originally published in 1910. This translation by Alexander Teixeira de Mattos was first published in 1911.

Production notes: This ebook of The Phantom of the Opera was published by Global Grey in 2018, and updated on the 13th March 2024. The artwork used for the cover is 'The Opera Singer' by Thomas Eakins.

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