Filled with passion, love, and suspense, The Phantom of the Opera is a thrilling classic.
Rumors abound that the Paris Opera House is haunted by a ghost. Nobody has ever seen it, but it makes itself known through malevolent acts. First published in book form in 1911, this gothic novel has been fascinating readers for more than a century and is the inspiration for the long-running hit musical. This elegantly designed clothbound edition features an elastic closure and a new introduction.
The Knickerbocker Classics bring together the essential works of classic authors from around the world in stunning editions to be collected and enjoyed.
Gaston Leroux (1868-1927) was a French journalist and novelist born in Paris. The Phantom of the Opera is his most-famous work, and is best known for its adaptation into the longest-running Broadway musical.
Susan Balee has published essays and reviews on American and British literature in journals ranging from the Women's Review of Books to the Weekly Standard. She has been a regular contributor to the Hudson Review since 1992.