The Phantom of the Opera

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Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., 2008 - Juvenile Fiction - 147 pages
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The long-ago mysteries of the great opera house in Paris have never been explained. Why did so many terrible tragedies happen there? Why did everyone flee from it in fear? This gripping story about the "opera ghost” and the beautiful singer he loves launched one of the most popular musicals in Broadway history--and it serves up enough thrills, chills, and surprises to keep even the most reluctant reader fascinated.
 

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This story is love story.But this is sad story also. - LibraryThing
This story was difficult to read for me. - LibraryThing
Very readable and a page turner. - LibraryThing
At all. The plot is contrived and overwraught. - LibraryThing
It is very suspenseful and has great action scenes. - LibraryThing
I was surprised at how engaging the writing style was. - LibraryThing

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This was worth reading. I enjoyed comparing this version to the movies & Broadway version. While I enjoyed the story and found it so much more believable than the latest movie's version, what I gained ... Read full review

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User Review  - Sophia Sardothien - Goodreads

Growing up with this classic seeing the play, movie, annotated book (the ones with a bunch of guiding questions) and comic. Ever since I was young I've grown an undeniable love for the phantom of ... Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Bruna Nogueira, founder and owner of the Hollywood Makeup Lab Course Intensive, (hollywoodmakeuplab.com) is internationally acclaimed for her extensive work on fashion shows and commercials. Bruna is recognized as one of the top makeup artists in the entertainment industry. Known for her work on CSI: New York, Teen Wolf, and Hunger Games 2, Bruna is also the international consultant for Avon-Brazil's Beauty Awards.

Howell has illustrated more than 50 books for young readers.

Gaston Leroux is best known as the creator of the 1911 novel, The Phantom of the Opera, about a masked figure who haunts the hidden parts of the Paris Opera House. The novel appeared first in serial installments a year before publication, ultimately grew into several movie versions, and later became an Tony Award-winning Andrew Lloyd Webber musical. Leroux was born in Paris in 1868. The only child of financially well-off parents, he moved easily into a clerk job in a law office. While working there, he wrote essays and short stories, many of which were accepted by publishers. This fired his enthusiasm, and he became a full-time reporter/writer in 1890. Law experience covering famous cases and theater reviews fueled his writing career, but it was his news reporter job that took him around the world at the turn of the century, providing details for his novels. Leroux wrote several mystery and fantasy novels, including the well-received The Mystery of the Yellow Room (1907) and The Man Who Came Back from the Dead (1912). Leroux also helped pioneer the character of the amateur detective who solves crime, so commonly seen today in movies and television. Gaston Leroux continued to write until his death on April 16, 1927.

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