The Phantom of the Opera
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The young and beautiful Christine Daae has been raised in the Paris Opera House since her father died years ago. It is well-known that the opera house is haunted, the mysterious ghost surfacing as a disembodied voice, or a gentleman in a mask. But for Christine, the phantom is her angel of music, teaching her to sing, and nurturing her innate talent until she finally takes the stage the night the lead soprano falls ill. Christine's performance is an incredible success, so much so that she catches the attention of her childhood love, Viscount Raoul. Driven mad with jealousy, the phantom becomes increasingly violent, and Viscount Raoul and Christine realize that their love may have grave and deadly consequences.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)
Gaston Leroux (1868–1927) was a French writer best known for his novel The Phantom of the Opera. Born in Paris, Leroux initially worked as a critic and court reporter for the newspapers L'Écho de Paris and Le Matin. In 1918, he formed a film company called the Société des Cinéromans. After quitting journalism to focus on writing fiction, Leroux went on to publish dozens of novels. He died at his home in Nice, France.