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The Phantom of the Opera

Title: The Phantom of the Opera
Author: Gaston Leroux
Published: 1909
Challenges: Reading the Twentieth Century and TBR Pile 2015
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars… 550 more words

#44: The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux (Katarina)

The Phantom of the Opera (1911) was yet another reading experience with a soundtrack. I could not help myself from humming along some of the tunes from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical adaptation. 328 more words


The Phantom is still very much alive at Her Majesty's Theatre

The Phantom of the Opera is here … inside my mind

Andrew Lloyd Webber

If you love the musical theatre, you will love the work of Andrew Lloyd Webber. 568 more words


all about music

“Reputations are easily obtained,” replied Moncharmin. “Haven’t I a reputation for knowing all about music? And I don’t know one key from another.”

— Gaston Leroux, The Phantom of the Opera


covered with diamonds

“And then they returned to terra firma, that is to say, to some passage that led them to the little girls’ dancing-school, where brats between six and ten were practising their steps, in the hope of becoming great dancers one day, “covered with diamonds …” Meanwhile, Christine gave them sweets instead.” 7 more words


a true Parisian

“None will ever be a true Parisian who has not learned to wear a mask of gaiety over his sorrows and one of sadness, boredom or indifference over his inward joy.” 7 more words


Dracula (And Other 19th C Gothic Novels)

First things first. There are some really cool quotes in Bram Stoker’s Dracula.

For life be, after all, only a waitin’ for somethin’ else than what we’re doin'; and death be all that we can rightly depend on.

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