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The Phantom of the Opera (Great Illustrated Classics)

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First published in French as a serial in 1909, "The Phantom of the Opera" is a riveting story that revolves around the young, Swedish Christine Daaé. Her father, a famous musician, dies, and she is raised in the Paris Opera House with his dying promise of a protective angel of music to guide her. After a time at the opera house, she begins hearing a voice, who eventually t ...more
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published March 1st 2011 by Playmore Inc.
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Amanda L
This book is a version for children of 'The phantom of the opera'... A baaad version of the beautiful story of the phantom of the opera.

I didn't like it at all. You should be surprised. I, in fact, love everything about this story... Except for the ending. But that's not what we are talking about here. So, the book was not as good as it should have been.

This is me: before(right) and after(left)

It was was too short. There were a lot of details missing. Details that would have made the book more
Kim Williams
Nov 13, 2007 Kim Williams rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: all
Shelves: the-classics
Another favorite of mine, this book is part thriller/horror, part romantic fantasy, a tragedy with elements of comedy. I loved this book and I loved the show, although the most recent movie adaptation was only about a 75 out of 100. The outcast "phantom" who seeks only to be loved even in spite of his deformities is a character many can relate to. Though not all of our scars are physical ones, we want to be loved as we are. That's the romantic fantasy, your typical beauty and the beast story. It ...more
I loved this book!! I couldn't put it down. The story kept me hooked till the end.
I'd seen tons of movie versions of this before I read the book (and I have to say when "Wishbone" used to be on PBS his episode was the best), so I already knew the story. I really like reading it at first, but near the end I lost interest. The writing didn't seem as good, and the ending seemed almost rushed.
Kim Ciniello
These Great Illustrated Classics are like Cliff Notes. If my daughter likes them in this form, then I give her the less censored version. Good if you preview books for your kids and can't remember them from when you read them in school.
This is a story dear to my heart. Love it. All of it.
I liked this book. It had mystery and romance.
But it had a few minor errors. Overall it's ok.
Children version of Phantom of Opera. A light 1 day reading book.
Diana Qureshi
simple adaptation of the Leroux novel
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Gaston Louis Alfred Leroux was a French journalist and author of detective fiction.

In the English-speaking world, he is best known for writing the novel The Phantom of the Opera (Le Fantôme de l'Opéra, 1910), which has been made into several film and stage productions of the same name, such as the 1925 film starring Lon Chaney, and Andrew Lloyd Webber's 1986 musical. It was also the basis of the 1
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The Phantom of the Opera The Mystery of the Yellow Room Le parfum de la dame en noir Le Fauteuil hanté Rouletabille: Le mystère de la chambre jaune; Le parfum de la dame en noir

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