|Phantom of the Opera (1910) [Novel]|
by Gaston Leroux
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(From the publisher):
The tale begins as an investigation into the strange stories of an “opera ghost,” legendary for making the performers at this great Paris art emporium apprehensive when they sit alone in their dressing rooms or walk alone in the building’s labyrinthine corridors. Some even think they’ve seen the ghost in evening clothes moving in the shadows. But it isn’t until the triumphant performance of sensual Christine Daaé—and her startling disappearance—that a sense of dread begins to pervade the dim backstage areas and subterranean passages of the glorious opera house. In an ever-increasing pattern of fear and violence, the Phantom of the Opera begins to strike, but always with the beautiful young singer at the center of his macabre desires.
Original title: Le Fantôme de L'Opéra
Genre: Fiction→ Fantasy→ Dark Fantasy
Fiction→ Romance→ Romantic-Suspense→ Gothic
Fiction→ General Fiction→ Literary Fiction/classics