The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux

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This week on our free book club, we are switching things up with The Phantom Of The Opera. Prepare yourself for this thrilling mystery romance that will send chills down your spine!

The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux (1909)

The story centers around a young singer named Christine, her childhood friend and current lover the Vicomte de Chagny, and a man referred to as “The Phantom” that haunts the Paris opera house. Shortly after Christine makes her debut at the opera, the managers of the house begin receiving strange letters from someone calling himself the ‘ghost of the opera house’ who threatens to curse them if they do not put her as the lead in their run of “Faust.”

It is revealed throughout the book that Christine has been hearing a strange voice speaking and singing to her in her dressing room. One night she is kidnapped and brought by a strange mask wearing man to his underground lair by a lake. Raoul must find and rescue her. The strange man gives her an ultimatum of either marriage to him or death. (Summary from Book Reports)

FREE AUDIO BOOK:

https://librivox.org/the-phantom-of-the-opera-dramatic-reading-by-gaston-leroux/

FREE EBOOK:

https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/175

After you finish reading or listening to the book, be sure to one of the many live plays or one of the many movies.

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