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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. It's the story of the Palais Garnier Opera House which is thought to be haunted by a ghost. A young soprano, Christine Daae, surprises everyone with her stand in performance one night, and the Phantom of the Opera becomes obsessed with her. The managers of the opera house receive a letter, demanding that Christine plays the lead role in the production of Faust. The letter is ignored, with horrible consequences. The Phantom abducts Christine, and is revealed to be a disfigured man (Erik) who has built himself a lair in the opera house, complete with hidden passages.

This book has 173 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 e-book of The Phantom of the Opera was published by Global Grey ebooks on the 26th November 2018, and was updated on the 10th March 2021. The artwork used for the cover is 'The Opera Singer' by Thomas Eakins.

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