For years the Paris Opera House has been haunted by the Opera Ghost, a mysterious figure who has been tutoring the beautiful young singer Christine Daae for reasons unknown. But when the Opera passes into the hands of managers who scoff at the phantom's demands, and Christine's childhood friend, the Viscount Raoul de Chagny arrives to claim her hand in marriage, the enraged phantom mounts a campaign of terror that threatens to bring down the Opera House forever . . . Rediscover Gaston Leroux's classic novel, a thrilling tale of love, revenge, and redemption that went on to become the inspiration for the smash Broadway musical.