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By Gaston Leroux
The Paris Opera is haunted; we all know it. every body, that's, aside from the hot managers, who spark a violent dispute with the Opera Ghost once they refuse to recognize his life or undergo his calls for. occasionally surfacing as a disembodied voice in field 5 or showing as a gentleman in night gown with a death’s-head, the phantom is captivated with Christine Daaé, a beautiful and enigmatic amateur singer endowed with an grand voice. yet impetuous Viscount Raoul de Chagny is in love with Christine, and he and his brother, count number Philippe, are swept into the phantom’s lethal phantasm with frightening effects.
Police studies, newspaper clippings, and witness interviews support a sleuthing narrator reconstruct the occasions of French writer Gaston Leroux’s most famed story, one who had an important effect on modern detective fiction. First published in 1911, The Phantom of the Opera has considering the fact that been the root for plenty of variations, together with Lon Chaney’s silent movie and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Tony award-winning Broadway musical. this present day, this mystery is famous not just as a compelling yarn with gothic overtones, yet an engrossing romance of stirring theatricality.
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We spent a good part of the evening together and he told me the whole Chagny case as he had understood it at the time. He was bound to conclude in favour of the madness of the viscount and the accidental death of the elder brother, for lack of evidence to the contrary; but he was nevertheless persuaded that a terrible tragedy had taken place between the two brothers in connection with Christine Daaȳ. He could not tell me what became of Christine or the viscount. When I mentioned the ghost, he only laughed.
The catalyst for The Phantom of the Opera, by his own account, was a private visit to the usually sealed-off lower depths of the Opera House during which his curiosity and his imagination were piqued by both the preserved traces of the building舗s historical and political importance and the palpable sense of secrecy that the underground labyrinth evoked. The circumstances surrounding the construction of the Opera Garnier were the material of legend and lore. On an 1858 visit to the then-official opera house on the rue le Peletier, Emperor Napoleon III (nephew of Napoleon Bonaparte) was the target of a politically motivated attack that ultimately spared him but resulted in the death of 150 people.
He seemed to have come straight through the wall. 舡 said one of them, who had more or less kept her head. 舡 And it was true. For several months, there had been nothing discussed at the Opera but this ghost in dress-clothes who stalked about the building, from top to bottom, like a shadow, who spoke to nobody, to whom nobody dared speak and who vanished as soon as he was seen, no one knowing how or where. As became a real ghost, he made no noise in walking. People began by laughing and making fun of this spectre dressed like a man of fashion or an undertaker; but the ghost legend soon swelled to enormous proportions among the corps de ballet.