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The Phantom of the Opera

Gaston Leroux

Gaston Leroux is one of the originators of the detective story, and The Phantom of the Opera is his tour de force, as well as being the basis for the hit Broadway musical. A superb suspense story and a dark tale of obsession, The Phantom of the Opera has thrilled and entertained audiences in adaptations throughout the century. This new translation - the first completely modern and Americanized translation - unfurls the full impact of this classic thriller for modern readers. It offers a more complete rendering of the terrifying figure who emerges from the depths of the glorious Paris Opera House to take us into the darkest regions of the human heart. After the breathtaking performance of the lovely Christine Daae and her sudden disappearance, the old legend of the “opera ghost” becomes a horrifying reality as the ghost strikes out with increasing frequency and violence - always with the young singer at the center of his powerful obsession. Leroux has created a masterwork of love and murder - and a tragic figure who awakens our deepest and most forbidden fears.

Gaston Leroux is one of the originators of the detective story, and The Phantom of the Opera is his tour de force, as well as being the basis for the hit Broadway musical. A superb suspense story and a dark tale of obsession, The Phantom of the Opera has thrilled and entertained audiences in adaptations throughout the century. This new translation - the first completely modern and Americanized translation - unfurls the full impact of this classic thriller for modern readers. It offers a more complete rendering of the terrifying figure who emerges from the depths of the glorious Paris Opera House to take us into the darkest regions of the human heart. After the breathtaking performance of the lovely Christine Daae and her sudden disappearance, the old legend of the “opera ghost” becomes a horrifying reality as the ghost strikes out with increasing frequency and violence - always with the young singer at the center of his powerful obsession. Leroux has created a masterwork of love and murder - and a tragic figure who awakens our deepest and most forbidden fears.
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Gaston Leroux is one of the originators of the detective story, and The Phantom of the Opera is his tour de force, as well as being the basis for the hit Broadway musical. A superb suspense story and a dark tale of obsession, The Phantom of the Opera has thrilled and entertained audiences in adaptations throughout the century. This new translation - the first completely modern and Americanized translation - unfurls the full impact of this classic thriller for modern readers. It offers a more complete rendering of the terrifying figure who emerges from the depths of the glorious Paris Opera House to take us into the darkest regions of the human heart. After the breathtaking performance of the lovely Christine Daae and her sudden disappearance, the old legend of the “opera ghost” becomes a horrifying reality as the ghost strikes out with increasing frequency and violence - always with the young singer at the center of his powerful obsession. Leroux has created a masterwork of love and murder - and a tragic figure who awakens our deepest and most forbidden fears.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Henry Butler

Length:

9h 25m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

12:48


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

20:33


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

21:10


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

17:33


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

28:37


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

35:43


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:27


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

28:08


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

17:21


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

21:47


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

11:32


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

16:31


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

44:53


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

22:23


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

13:11


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

08:44


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

24:38


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

12:58


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

11:28


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

13:28


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

33:20


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

29:04


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

14:01


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

13:53


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

23:05


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

17:34


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

22:16


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

21:06


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

01:27