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The Phantom of the Opera - The Original Classic Edition (Paperback) Loot Price: R245
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The Phantom of the Opera - The Original Classic Edition (Paperback): Gaston Leroux
The Phantom of the Opera - The Original Classic Edition (Paperback): Gaston Leroux

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The Phantom of the Opera - The Original Classic Edition (Paperback)

Gaston Leroux

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The original Phantom: Before the Andrew Lloyd Webbers musical, there was Gaston Lerouxs original novel The Phantom of the Opera. If you have never seen the production stage, and know only a few things of the story, then...when you reach the middle of the narrative you will be surprised because it is totally different from what you will expect. And it is a great surprise.

More than a love story, The Phantom of the Opera is a gothic tale of obsession --leading to madness. The Paris Opera House and its hidden rooms, and underground are the perfect place to develop a horror story. Leroux noticed this potential. His descriptions of the place are creepy and in the end we start wondering if it is not a true story indeed.

Leroux was very smart, writing a novel like he was only reporting something --and not creating a work of fiction. Therefore there are police reports, newspapers scraps, witness interviews. More than a narrator, the person who is telling the story is only gathering useful information for the reader.

His characters are real human beings --even the ghost, of whom throughout the narrative we realize that he is the one with most human characteristics. Sometimes, Christine is a little stereotypical, mostly when she says she wants to be the mistress of her faith or something like it. And so is Raoul --but that doesnt diminish the qualities of this engaging novel.

All in all, this is a French classic that is highly recommended.

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Imprint: Emereo Classics
Country of origin: Australia
Release date: June 2012
First published: June 2012
Authors: Gaston Leroux
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 7mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 130
ISBN-13: 978-1-4861-4644-4
Barcode: 9781486146444
Categories: Promotions
Books > Fiction > General & literary fiction > Modern fiction
LSN: 1-4861-4644-9

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