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Gaston Leroux (1868–1927)

Forfatter af The Phantom of the Opera

190+ Værker 16,719 Medlemmer 268 Anmeldelser 19 Favorited

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Gaston Leroux is best known as the creator of the 1911 novel, The Phantom of the Opera, about a masked figure who haunts the hidden parts of the Paris Opera House. The novel appeared first in serial installments a year before publication, ultimately grew into several movie versions, and later vis mere became an Tony Award-winning Andrew Lloyd Webber musical. Leroux was born in Paris in 1868. The only child of financially well-off parents, he moved easily into a clerk job in a law office. While working there, he wrote essays and short stories, many of which were accepted by publishers. This fired his enthusiasm, and he became a full-time reporter/writer in 1890. Law experience covering famous cases and theater reviews fueled his writing career, but it was his news reporter job that took him around the world at the turn of the century, providing details for his novels. Leroux wrote several mystery and fantasy novels, including the well-received The Mystery of the Yellow Room (1907) and The Man Who Came Back from the Dead (1912). Leroux also helped pioneer the character of the amateur detective who solves crime, so commonly seen today in movies and television. Gaston Leroux continued to write until his death on April 16, 1927. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre
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Værker af Gaston Leroux

The Phantom of the Opera (1910) 13,244 eksemplarer, 200 anmeldelser
The Mystery of the Yellow Room (1907) 1,278 eksemplarer, 37 anmeldelser
The Perfume of the Lady in Black (1907) 290 eksemplarer, 4 anmeldelser
The Phantom of the Opera and Other Gothic Tales (2018) — Bidragyder — 193 eksemplarer
The Phantom of the Opera [abridged - Stepping Stones] (1989) 185 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
The Phantom of the Opera [abridged - Classic Starts] (2008) 123 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
The Essential Phantom of The Opera (1996) 120 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
The Haunted Chair (1909) 105 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
The Secret of the Night (1913) 86 eksemplarer
100 Eternal Masterpieces of Literature - volume 1 (2017) — Bidragyder — 61 eksemplarer
The Phantom of the Opera [abridged - Macmillan Readers] (1998) 39 eksemplarer, 4 anmeldelser
The Phantom of the Opera [Penguin Readers] (2002) — Original Story — 38 eksemplarer
La Poupée sanglante (1923) 36 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
The machine to kill, (1923) 32 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Storie macabre (1996) 29 eksemplarer
Le château noir (1969) 23 eksemplarer
The Bride of the Sun (1960) 22 eksemplarer
The Double Life (1903) 21 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Rouletabille chez krupp (1917) 16 eksemplarer
Chéri-Bibi et Cécily (1974) 14 eksemplarer
Das Phantom der Oper (1991) 13 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Cheri Bibi Tome 1 (1990) 12 eksemplarer
Le Crime de Rouletabille (1976) 12 eksemplarer
Le fantôme de l'opéra (1989) 10 eksemplarer
Mister Flow (1947) 10 eksemplarer
The Gaston Leroux Bedside Companion (1980) 10 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Box O Fantasma da Ópera (2022) 10 eksemplarer
The Floating Prison (1921) 9 eksemplarer
La reine du sabbat (1970) 8 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
The Phantom of the Opera/Dracula (1988) 7 eksemplarer
Un homme dans la nuit (1977) 7 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
SARI ODANIN ESRARI (2020) 6 eksemplarer
Les Mohicans de Babel (1977) 6 eksemplarer
L'homme qui a vu le diable (2000) 6 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Balaoo (2009) 6 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
The Dark Road (1924) 6 eksemplarer
De Bruid van de Zon (1995) 6 eksemplarer
The Phantom Clue (1926) 6 eksemplarer
L'Agonie de la Russie Blanche (1978) 6 eksemplarer
De Moordmachine (1993) 5 eksemplarer
Wolves of the Sea (1923) 5 eksemplarer
In Letters Of Fire (2011) 5 eksemplarer
Le coup d'état de Chéri-Bibi (1974) 5 eksemplarer
The Phantom of the Opera [Anne Bachelier illustrated] (2014) — Forfatter — 5 eksemplarer
Palas et cheri-bibi. (1974) 4 eksemplarer
PHANTOM OF THE OPERA,THE CD ROM (2005) 4 eksemplarer
1905 : Autour de Tsoushima (2004) 4 eksemplarer
FATALITAS. (1954) 4 eksemplarer
Het Mysterie van de Gele Kamer (1990) 4 eksemplarer
Le Coeur cambriolé (2003) 4 eksemplarer
Gaston Leroux's Phantom Stories (2006) 3 eksemplarer
Le Roi Mystère (French Edition) (1977) 3 eksemplarer
Det gule rom (2012) 3 eksemplarer
CHERI BIBI (1974) 3 eksemplarer
Nomads of the Night (1925) 3 eksemplarer
The Masked Man 2 eksemplarer
Fantom opery 2 eksemplarer
L'homme qui revient de loin (2013) 2 eksemplarer
Horror omnibus 2 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Romans mystérieux (2008) 2 eksemplarer
La femme au collier de velours (2011) 2 eksemplarer
The Works of Gaston Leroux (2010) 2 eksemplarer
Quelques nouvelles terrifiantes (2013) 2 eksemplarer
El sillon encantado (2000) 2 eksemplarer
Horror Collection 1 eksemplar
Juodoji pilis 1 eksemplar
The new terror 1 eksemplar
Le Coeur Cambriolé 1 eksemplar
Le Roi Mystère 2/3 1 eksemplar
Ära neetud aukoht 1 eksemplar
Not' Olympe 1 eksemplar
The man of a hundred faces, (1930) 1 eksemplar
La maison des juges — Forfatter — 1 eksemplar
Upiór w operze 1 eksemplar
A Dama de Negro 1 eksemplar
1988 1 eksemplar
Chemikovo tajemství (1992) 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

The Phantom of the Opera [2004 film] (2004) — Original novel — 812 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
The Mammoth Book of Haunted House Stories (2000) — Bidragyder, nogle udgaver299 eksemplarer, 10 anmeldelser
Weird Tales (1988) — Bidragyder — 272 eksemplarer, 4 anmeldelser
Mord på menuen : 12 historier om mad og mord fra verdenslitteraturen (1984) — Bidragyder — 198 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Masterpieces of Terror and the Unknown: A Treasury of Bizarre Tales Old and New (1993) — Bidragyder — 197 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
The Phantom of the Opera: The Original 1987 London Cast Recording (1988) — Original book — 131 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
The Phantom of the Opera [1925 film] (1925) — Original book — 113 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
The Ghouls (1971) — Bidragyder — 108 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Phantom of the Opera [1943 film] (1943) — Original novel — 55 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
Bodies in the Library: Short Stories (2020) — Bidragyder — 33 eksemplarer
The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes: The Greatest Detective Stories: 1837-1914 (2019) — Bidragyder — 26 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Masters of Mystery: A Study of the Detective Story (1931) — Bidragyder — 24 eksemplarer
The Phantom of the Opera [1962 film] (1962) — Original novel — 17 eksemplarer
The Second Book of Unknown Tales of Horror (1826) — Bidragyder — 14 eksemplarer
Great French detective stories (1983) — Bidragyder — 14 eksemplarer
Black Magic Omnibus Volume 2 (1976) — Bidragyder — 9 eksemplarer
Classic Horror Omnibus: Vol.1 (1979) — Forfatter — 9 eksemplarer
Scooby-Doo! Stage Fright [2013 film] (2013) — Original novel — 8 eksemplarer
The great weird stories (1977) — Bidragyder — 4 eksemplarer
Weird Tales Volume 19 Number 2, February 1932 — Bidragyder — 2 eksemplarer
Weird Tales Volume 14 Number 2, August 1929 — Bidragyder — 2 eksemplarer

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Kanonisk navn
Leroux, Gaston
Juridisk navn
Leroux, Gaston Louis Alfred
Cimetiére du Château, Nice, France
Paris, France
Nice, France
Paris, France
Nice, France
Faculté de droit de Paris (Licence, Droit, 18 89))
Lycée de Caen, Calvados (Baccalauréat, 18 86)
Collège d'Eu, Seine-Maritime (1880)
theater critic
court reporter
Leblanc, Alfred Gaston (Fils)
Société des Cinéromans, Société de production cinématographique, Nice (Fondateur, 19 18)
La Matin, Journal (Chroniqueur judiciaire, 18 94 | 19 01, Grand reporter, 19 01)
L'écho de Paris (Chroniqueur judiciare, 18 91| 18 94)
Barreau d'avocat, Paris (18 90 | 18 94)
Priser og hædersbevisninger
Chevalier de la Légion d'honneur (1902)
Kort biografi
Gaston Louis Alfred Leroux (6 May 1868[1] – 15 April 1927) 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, notably the 1925 film starring Lon Chaney, and Andrew Lloyd Webber's 1986 musical. His 1907 novel The Mystery of the Yellow Room is one of the most celebrated locked-room mysteries



Phantom of the Opera By Gaston Leroux Sep 2021 LTER i Reviews of Early Reviewers Books (september 2021)


The great Paris Opera House is haunted. All the stories are fanciful and rarely agree so most people tend to agree there is no ghost. Young, Swedish Christine Daaé, a nobody at the Opera is suddenly somebody. No one knows where she learned how to sing and no one believes her story of an Angel of Music. Raoul, an old childhood friend, sees her on stage and decides to ignore their station and confess his love for her—the reason he left many years ago. The Angel of Music, the Opera’s Ghost, isn’t going to let anything separate him from Christine, and I do mean anything.

I have no idea if this edition is a good translation, but I can tell you it is horribly formatted and is in serious need of a proofreader! This is a terrible edition and I don’t recommend it to anyone. The story, however, that I do recommend you read. It’s a slow starter, has some flow issues, but a classic worth reading at least once. Maybe another edition will flow better? So the edition is one star and the book three.

If you’re expecting anything like Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical, you’re going to be disappointed. The essence is pretty much there, but the book is stranger and darker. Gaston Leroux leads us as the narrator through his investigations into the rumors of the famous Opera Ghost many years after the events occurred. He informs us of the evidence and interviews he conducted to show us the rumors are actually fact. I had the strangest sense of déjà vu through the entire last third of the book; but I can’t find anything telling me I’ve read this before, or even think of another story is resembles...

Anyhow... The Opera Ghost, aka the Phantom, aka Erik, has a dark past as well as serious mental issues in addition to his physical deformities and has the entire Opera doing his bidding without their knowledge. Christine is a very young woman who knows little of the world and is easily led. Raoul, for all his worldliness and travels, is a weak young man and rarely listens to his elders. The Persian is the strongest character in the book and the only one who knows what’s going on. Even though I was left with many questions and not enough closure, it is an intriguing read.
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killarowan | 199 andre anmeldelser | Mar 1, 2024 |
I read this book to practice my french. It is an abridged adaptation of the novel by Leroux, suitable for children and people that want to learn french.
jd7h | Feb 18, 2024 |
Eh I don’t think I’d recommend it anytime soon. I wasn’t a big fan of the writing style it didn’t engage me in the way I wanted it to. Kind of drawn out, although I did like the conclusion. I could definitely imagine it as a better opera or play adaptation than it is a book alone, especially if they make it as engaging as I would hope (keeping the 5th box empty, etc), and going along with the story as if it was an opera, where the audience is more a part of the performance than mere spectators. The one redeeming factor that bumped it from 1 stars to 2 stars is the setting. Placing this story in an opera house in the late 1800s was really interesting. I enjoyed learning about the inner workings of an opera house and seeing how the author uses every aspect of the opera house management, architecture, and performances as important pieces of the story. I can tell a lot of thought went into weaving the opera house into the story and I was really impressed by it, it makes me want to go to an opera and get a tour of an opera house, especially it’s underground.… (mere)
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Radar12378 | 199 andre anmeldelser | Nov 30, 2023 |
"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."

The story of 'The Phantom of the Opera' is well known thanks to popular culture with its movie and stage adaptations but Gaston Leroux's classic gothic novel is less well known.

The book is set in a Parisian opera house that is “haunted” by a mysterious and alluring ghost. The phantom falls in love with young soprano Christine Daaè and this is a story about romance, obsession and mystery.

Unlike the musical the novel is more about the relationship between Christine and her childhood friend Viscount Raoul de Chagny than with the phantom. The book goes into more depth about Christine’s childhood with her violinist father and the phantom’s backstory. As a child Christine had been told stories by her father about an 'Angel of Music' who he will send to her when he dies. When she first hears the voice of the phantom she initially thinks that he is the 'Angel' and befriends him but soon comes to realise that he has more ominous intentions.

This book was very detailed and at some points extremely complicated. The author paints himself as an investigative journalist using memoirs as his evidence making him an unreliable witness. There are some very detailed descriptions of the Opera house's architecture and there are some boring parts particularly in the middle, but most of the time the book kept me engaged. There are some heavy psychological elements but what I wasn't expecting was the quite comic segment concerning the two managers and the missing money. However, I felt that the book was somewhat let down by the ending which was just too neat IMHO but overall I feel that it deserves to be more widely read.

"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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PilgrimJess | 199 andre anmeldelser | Oct 27, 2023 |



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