The Phantom of the Opera (Paperback)
Join us for the thriller that spawned the classic horror film and hit musical. Rumors of a ghost, stalking the passages of the Paris Opera House have been circulating for some time, although no one has actually seen him. However, Christine, a young singer has heard his voice, coaching her. When a suitor begins to court Christine, the "Phantom" becomes consumed by jealousy and starts seeking revenge in this gripping tale of human desire and tragic confrontation.
About the Author
Gaston Louis Alfred Leroux was born on May 6, 1868 in Paris, France. Young Gaston attended school in Normandy and studied law in Paris. He was a millionaire due to an inheritance, but spent all of the money until he was bankrupt. In 1890, he took a job working as a court reporter and a theater critic. In 1905, he covered the Russian Revolution. In 1909, after leaving journalism, he began writing mystery novels, such as "The Mystery of the Yellow Room." It was in 1911, that he wrote his most famous work, "The Phantom of the Opera." Leroux died on April 15, 1927, at the age of 58, in Nice, France.