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Variations on a Theme of Leroux By Kathleen A. Jones
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A Phantom of the Opera romance by Kathleen A Jones writing as H D Kingsbury. “The Opera ghost really existed. He was not, as was long believed, a creature of the imagination of the artists, the... More > superstition of the managers, or a product of the absurd and impressionable brains of the young ladies of the ballet, their mothers, the box-keepers, the cloak-room attendants or the concierge. Yes, he existed in flesh and blood, although he assumed the complete appearance of a real phantom; that is to say, of a spectral shade.” So wrote a journalist named Gaston Leroux, but what if Leroux got the details wrong? In "Variations on a Theme of Leroux," the author takes this tale of Gothic romance and puts it on its head. Within the pages of this book, you will find a story of romance, suspense and passion, but with a twist. It is the Phantom’s story as it might truly have been.< Less
Variations on a Theme of Leroux By Kathleen A. Jones
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A Phantom of the Opera romance by Kathleen A Jones writing as H D Kingsbury. “The Opera ghost really existed. He was not, as was long believed, a creature of the imagination of the artists, the... More > superstition of the managers, or a product of the absurd and impressionable brains of the young ladies of the ballet, their mothers, the box-keepers, the cloak-room attendants or the concierge. Yes, he existed in flesh and blood, although he assumed the complete appearance of a real phantom; that is to say, of a spectral shade.” So wrote a journalist named Gaston Leroux, but what if Leroux got the details wrong? In "Variations on a Theme of Leroux," the author takes this tale of Gothic romance and puts it on its head. Within the pages of this book, you will find a story of romance, suspense and passion, but with a twist. It is the Phantom’s story as it might truly have been.< Less
The Phantom of the Opera: The Original Novel By Gaston Leroux
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Leroux's PHANTOM OF THE OPERA is genius. So beautiful and haunting, this novel takes storytelling to a level all it's own. The Phantom's story is one of anguish and love for the one person he... More > could never have. Or can he?< Less
The Phantom of the Opera By Gaston Leroux
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Gaston Leroux’s classic story of love and obsession set in the iconic Paris Opera House has achieved huge success as a Broadway Musical and in several Hollywood productions. Here is the story... More > in it’s original. Leroux creates a delicious mystery which slowly unravels as the danger rises.< Less
The Phantom of the Opera By Gaston Leroux
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The Phantom of the Opera (French: Le Fantôme de l'Opéra) is a novel by French writer Gaston Leroux. It was first published as a serialisation in Le Gaulois from September 23, 1909 to... More > January 8, 1910. Gaston Leroux claims that Erik, the "Phantom of the Opera", was a real person. We are then introduced to Christine Daaé who with her father, a famous fiddler, traveled all over Europe playing folk and religious music. When Christine is six, her mother died and her father is brought to rural France by a patron, Professor Valerius. During Christine's childhood, her father tells her many stories about an "Angel of Music", who is the personification of musical inspiration. Christine is eventually given a position in the chorus at the Paris Opera House (Palais Garnier). She begins hearing a beautiful, unearthly voice which sings to her and speaks to her.< Less
The Mystery of the Yellow Room By Gaston Leroux
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The Mystery of the Yellow Room (in French Le mystère de la chambre jaune) by Gaston Leroux, is one of the first locked-room mystery crime fiction novels. It was first published in France in... More > the periodical L'Illustration from September 1907 to November 1907, then in its own right in 1908. [citation needed]It is the first novel starring fictional reporter Joseph Rouletabille and concerns a complex, and seemingly impossible, crime in which the criminal appears to disappear from a locked room. Leroux provides the reader with detailed, precise diagrams and floorplans illustrating the crime scene. The emphasis of the story is firmly on the intellectual challenge to the reader, who will almost certainly be hard pressed to unravel every detail of the situation. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Mystery_of_the_Yellow_Room Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book.< Less
The Phantom of the Opera By Gaston Leroux
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Gaston Louis Alfred Leroux (6 May 1868, Paris, France – 15 April 1927) was a French journalist and author of detective fiction. In the English-speaking world, he is best known for writing the... More > novel The Phantom of the Opera (Le Fantôme de l'Opéra, 1910), which has been made into several film and stage productions of the same name, such as the 1925 film starring Lon Chaney; and Andrew Lloyd Webber's 1986 musical. The novel is partly inspired by historical events at the Paris Opera during the nineteenth century and an apocryphal tale concerning the use of a former ballet pupil's skeleton in one of the Paris Opera's productions It tells the story of a man named Erik, a beautiful soprano, an eccentric, physically deformed genius who terrorizes the Opera Garnier in Paris. He builds his home beneath it and takes the love of his life, under his wing.< Less
The Mystery of the Yellow Room By Gaston Leroux
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This crime novel was possibly the first to involve a ‘locked room mystery’, in which an attempted murder takes place, but with no obvious way for the perpetrator to have escaped. The... More > author, Gaston Leroux, is better known as the author of The Phantom of the Opera: prepare to feel the hairs standing up on the back of your neck…< Less
The Phantom of the Opera By Gaston Leroux
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The Phantom of the Opera is the classic story of Christine Daae, an opera singer who is coached in her singing by a mysterious voice emanating from the walls of her room. It is set in the Paris Opera... More > house, and like the novel Dracula, is a collection of supposed news clippings and police reports. There is also the dashing nobelman Raoul de Chagney,who is also in love with her...but the thrilling mystery kicks in… when the voice says she's to love only it! Gaston Leroux was a lawyer who at one point inherited millions of francs, which he spent like a maniac until he went bankrupt. Later he'd becomes a court reporter and theater critic for L'Écho de Paris. He'd cover the Russian Revolution in 1905, and later the former Paris Opera, which was discovered to contain a secret jail for prisoners of the Paris Commune, a communist group. During his investigation he became captivated and thrilled by the old Opera, and when he left journalism in 1907, the setting would form the backdrop for his most famous story.< Less
The Phantom of the Opera By Gaston Leroux
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The Phantom of the Opera (Italian: Il fantasma dell'opera) is a 1998 Italian horror film directed by Dario Argento, adapted from the novel Le Fantôme de l'Opéra by Gaston Leroux.... More > However, there are many differences between the book and the film (the biggest being that the Phantom is not disfigured).In Paris 1877 a pack of rats save an abandoned baby from a basket that was flowing along a river. They raise him in the underground of the Opéra de Paris. This child becomes the Phantom of the Opera, a misanthrope who kills anyone who ventures into his underground chambers, just as rats are killed whenever they venture above ground. The Phantom (Julian Sands) falls in love with the young opera singer Christine Daaé (Asia Argento), while she sings alone on stage one night. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Phantom_of_the_Opera_(1998_film) Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book.< Less