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The October Country Report #2: The Phantom of the Opera

A cold wind blows, the candles flicker, and somewhere in the distance a clock strikes thirteen. It is October 2nd, and here in the October Country we continue our tour of Universal’s monstrous canon. 741 more words

October Country

Plot Versus Divine Retribution - Two Very Different Horror Classics

I’ve mentioned before, most recently here, that I had subscribed to the Easton Press Horror Classics.  This series allowed me to read a good number of works that I’d not read before (but that every horror aficionado should read).  607 more words

Book Review: The Phantom of the Opera

The Phantom of the Opera, a story perhaps best known through the stage adaptation, was originally a Gothic horror novel by Gaston Leroux. ‘The Phantom of the Opera’ is the name given to a man living secretly below the Paris Opera House. 455 more words


-Gaston Leroux, The Phantom of the Opera (1910)


The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux

Puffin Classics, 1994. ISBN 0-14-036813-2

Summary, from cover:

The legendary rumours of an ‘opera ghost’ take on a terrifying reality when the beautiful young singer, Christine Daaé, suddenly disappears after her triumphant performance. 519 more words

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The Perfume of the Lady in Black, by Gastón Leroux

In The Perfume of the Lady in Black, Joseph Rouletabille, the young journalist turned detective, is once more pitted against his arch-enemy Frédéric Larsan. The mysterious crime committed in the Square Tower challenges even Rouletabille’s powers of logic and deduction. 377 more words


The mystery of the Yellow Room, by Gastón Leroux

The young lady had just retired to her room when sounds of a struggle ensue, and cries of “Murder!” and revolver shots ring out. When her locked door is finally broken down by her father and a servant, they find the woman on the floor, badly hurt and bleeding. 216 more words