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Publisher Comments:

He lurked in the shadows of the Paris Opera House--a man with the voice of an angel but the face of a monster. His only hope for love is a beautiful soprano who draws him . . . to disaster.

Synopsis:

The "opera ghost" makes performers at the Paris Opera House nervous. When Christine disappears, a sense of dread begins to pervade. In an ever-increasing pattern of fear and violence, the Phantom of the Opera begins to strike, but always with the young singer at the centre of his macabre desires.

About the Author

Gaston Leroux, born in Paris in 1868, was a French journalist, playwright, and detective/thriller writer. Beginning his career as a crime reporter and war correspondent, he lived an adventurous life that took him to Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, and even into North Africa disguised as an Arab. His high-spirited, often dangerous, escapades and questioning nature provided much of the background and plot material for his sensational mystery and adventure stories, particularly those starring his reporter-sleuth, Joseph Rouletabille. One of his most famous detective novels, The Mystery of the Yellow Room, was published in 1907, and his works have been called “among the finest examples of the detective stories we possess.” But Leroux’s best-known story is The Phantom of the Opera (1911), whose macabre hero has been played in film by classic horror film stars Lon Chaney and Claude Rains. Leroux died in Nice in 1927.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140368130
Author:
LeRoux, Gaston
Publisher:
Puffin Books
Author:
LeRoux, Gaston
Location:
London, England
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Literature - Classics / Contemporary
Subject:
France
Subject:
Horror & Ghost Stories
Subject:
People & Places - Europe
Subject:
Composers
Subject:
Opera
Subject:
Horror stories
Subject:
Musical fiction.
Subject:
Horror fiction
Subject:
Childrens classics
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Puffin classics
Series Volume:
3
Publication Date:
19941131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 7 up to AND UP
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
7.76x5.14x.60 in. .51 lbs.
Age Level:
09-12

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"Synopsis" by , The "opera ghost" makes performers at the Paris Opera House nervous. When Christine disappears, a sense of dread begins to pervade. In an ever-increasing pattern of fear and violence, the Phantom of the Opera begins to strike, but always with the young singer at the centre of his macabre desires.
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