Gaston Leroux


Born
in Paris, France
May 06, 1868

Died
April 15, 1927

Genre

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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 1990 novel Phantom by Susan Kay.

Leroux went to school in Normandy and studied law in Paris, graduating in 1889. He inherited millions of francs and lived wildly until he nearly reached bankruptcy. Then in 1890, he began working as a court reporter and theater critic for L'Écho de Paris. His most important journalism came when he began working as an
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The Phantom of the Opera

3.96 avg rating — 211,387 ratings — published 1910 — 1653 editions
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The Mystery of the Yellow R...

3.69 avg rating — 9,180 ratings — published 1907 — 269 editions
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Le parfum de la dame en noir

3.52 avg rating — 1,103 ratings — published 1908 — 138 editions
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Le Fauteuil hanté

3.47 avg rating — 320 ratings — published 1909 — 62 editions
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The Secret of the Night

3.39 avg rating — 205 ratings — published 1912 — 150 editions
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La poupée sanglante (La pou...

3.36 avg rating — 115 ratings — published 1923 — 29 editions
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La machine à assassiner (La...

3.58 avg rating — 81 ratings — published 1924 — 19 editions
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Storie macabre

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3.34 avg rating — 58 ratings — published 1977 — 4 editions
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Le fantôme de l'opéra; La r...

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The Mystery of the Yellow Room Le parfum de la dame en noir The Secret of the Night Le château noir Les étranges noces de Roule... Die Hölle an der Ruhr: Roul... Le crime de Rouletabille
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Les Ténébreuses - Tome I - ... Les Ténébreuses - Tome II -...
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Le Capitaine Hyx - Aventure... La Bataille invisible - Ave...
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“If I am the phantom, it is because man's hatred has made me so. If I am to be saved it is because your love redeems me.”
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“Erik is not truly dead. He lives on within the souls of those who choose to listen to the music of the night.”
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“All I wanted was to be loved for myself." (Erik)”
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