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The Phantom of the Opera: The Lost Chapter by Gaston Leroux, Caitlin G. Freeman (translator)

In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, novels were first published in serialized formats in newspapers or magazines.  It wasn’t uncommon for whole chapters to be rewritten, added, or otherwise removed before the story was finally collected as a complete finished novel.  664 more words


The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux

Rating: 3.5 Stars ★★★☆☆

The Opera ghost really existed.


Christine is a beautiful young singer at the Paris Opera. She is watched by the Opera’s ‘phantom’ – a mysterious masked figure who terrorises the Opera’s management and players.

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The Phantom of Paris (1931)

‘And those shapes…they look like giants asleep.’

A stage illusionist escapes from prison on the eve of his execution for a murder he didn’t commit. He vows vengeance on the guilty party but, after a surprising turn of events, finds himself impersonating the murderer and living his life. 937 more words

Movie Reviews

When in Paris, Revisit Gaston Leroux’s Timeless Masterpiece ‘The Phantom of the Opera’

Written by: Daniel W Cheely

Gothic cathedrals, dazzling palaces, cemeteries of artistic design; there are certain places so big and boldly intricate that they are beyond words. 1,076 more words


POTObsessing: Phantom of the Opera

I was listening last night to Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Phantom of the Opera” for the nth time. I’ve read Gaston Leroux’s novel for the second time last time. 127 more words

Redj Reads

Classic Remarks: Is the Phantom of the Opera abusive or romantic?

Is the Phantom of the Opera abusive or romantic? (You can discuss the musical or the book version, or the differences between the two.)

Ugh, this guy. 568 more words


Book review: The Mystery of the Yellow Room

The Mystery of the Yellow Room is one of the earliest examples of a locked room mystery. It’s by French author, Gaston LeRoux and is the first in a series of novels starring a young reporter-turned-detective, Joseph Rouletabille. 273 more words