The Phantom of the Opera

The Phantom of the Opera

The Phantom of the Opera (1910) was inspired by historical events that occurred in the Paris Opera during the 18th century. Le Fantôme de l'Opéra was first published as a serial in the magazine, Le Gaulois from September 1909, to January 1910. It has been adapted by Andrew Lloyd Webber into one of the longest-running and popular operas, performed throughout the world. Leroux's mysteries rival Edgar Allan Poe and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. [Illustration is the cover for the 1921 edition.]

"Floating, falling, sweet intoxication. Touch me, trust me, savor each sensation. Let the dream begin, let your darker side give in to the power of the music of the night.”
Table of Contents


Chapter I: Is it the Ghost?

Chapter II: The New Margarita

Chapter III: The Mysterious Reason

Chapter IV: Box Five

Chapter V: The Enchanted Violin

Chapter VI: A Visit to Box Five

Chapter VII: Faust and What Followed

Chapter VIII: The Mysterious Brougham

Chapter IX: At the Masked Ball

Chapter X: "Forget the Man's Voice!"

Chapter XI: Above the Trap Doors

Chapter XII: Apollo's Lyre

Chapter XIII: A Master-Stroke of the Trap-Door Lover

Chapter XIV: The Singular Attitude of a Safety-Pin

Chapter XV: Christine! Christine!

Chapter XVI: Mme. Giry's Revelations

Chapter XVII: The Safety-Pin Again

Chapter XVIII: The Commisary, the Viscount and the Persian

Chapter XIX: The Viscount and the Persian

Chapter XX: In the Cellars of the Opera

Chapter XXI: Interesting Vicissitudes of a Persian

Chapter XXII: In the Torture Chamber

Chapter XXIII: The Torture Begins

Chapter XXIV: Barrels! Barrels!

Chapter XXV: The Scorpion or the Grasshopper: Which

Chapter XXVI: The End of the Ghost's Story


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