The Phantom of the Opera (Modern Library Classics) (Paperback)

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By Gaston LeRoux, Anne Perry (Introduction by)
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In 1910, the mystery novelist Gaston Leroux, working from scraps of history, theatrical lore, and his own fertile imagination, created a masterpiece in Le fantome de l'opera, the story of a disfigured composer who lives in the labyrinthine depths of the Paris Opera. After the breathtaking debut of Christine Daae, the whispers of an Opera ghost seem to become reality as the young singer vanishes. As the Phantom strikes again and again, targeting foes from a jealous diva to a romantic rival, Leroux spins a thriller of obsession and violence with, at its center, a tormented murderer who awakens our deepest fears and sympathies. The inspiration for Andrew Lloyd Webber's long-running musical, Leroux's novel is still more riveting than anything Broadway could produce.

About the Author

Anne Perry, the Edgar Award-winning author of more than thirty novels, is best known for her two Victorian mystery series. Her recent books include Death of a Stranger, The Whitechapel Conspiracy, and Funeral in Blue. She lives in Scotland.

Praise For…

“Ingenious . . . breathless suspense.”—The Nation

Product Details
ISBN: 9780375761133
ISBN-10: 0375761136
Publisher: Modern Library
Publication Date: September 10th, 2002
Pages: 320
Language: English
Series: Modern Library Classics (Paperback)