The Phantom of the Opera: Centennial Edition
Filled with the spectacle of the Paris Opera House in the nineteenth century, this classic work of suspense remains a riveting journey into the dark regions of the human heart.
The tale begins as an investigation into the strange stories of an “Opera ghost,” legendary for scaring performers as they sit alone in their dressing rooms or walk along 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 beautiful soprano Christine Daaé that the Phantom begins his attacks—striking terror in the hearts of everyone in the theater. A story that has captured the imagination for a century, The Phantom of the Opera continues to this day as an unparalleled work of sheer entertainment.
With an Introduction by Dr. John L. Flynn
and an Afterword by J.R. Ward
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The New Margarita
The Mysterious Reason
The Encfianted Violin
A visit to Box Five
Faust and what Followed
Mme Girys Astounding Revelations as to Her Personal Relations
The SafetyPin Again
The Commissary The Viscount and the Persian
The Viscount and the Persian
In the Cellars of the Opera
Interesting and Instructive Vicissitudes of a Persian in
In the Torture Chamber
The Mysterious Brougham
At the Masked Ball
Forget the Name of the Mans Voice
Above the TrapDoors
A MasterStroke of the TrapDoor Lover
The Singular Attitude of a SafetyPin
The Tortures Begin
Barrels Barrels Any Barrels to Sell?
The End of the Ghosts Love Story
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