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  • Gaston LeRoux

    Brought to you by Penguin. The Phantom of the Opera is Gaston Leroux's exquisite blend of Gothic horror and tragic romance, which formed the basis for a world-renowned stage musical. This Penguin Classics edition is translated with notes by Mireille Ribiere, and an introduction by Jann Matlock. When the new managers of the Paris Opera House ignore their predecessors' warnings about the hideous 'Opera ghost' stalking the theatre, it is a fatal mistake. The Phantom haunts the imagination of the beautiful and talented singer Christine Daaé, appearing to her as the 'Angel of Music' - a disembodied voice, coaching her to sing as she never could before. When Christine is courted by a...read more

  • Gaston LeRoux

    Gaston Leroux's novel The Phantom of the Opera, first published in 1910, remained a perennial favorite throughout the twentieth century and into the millenium. It was adapted to several popular motion pictures and into one of the most successful stage musicals of all time. Its main character, Erik, is a romantic figure and sensitive soul whose appeal reaches across different cultures and times. He is an accomplished composer and musician whose great unfinished work, Don Juan Triumphant, is described as breathtakingly beautiful by the one person he allows to hear it. Erik is an object of pity, whose face has been disfigured from birth, causing him to hide behind a silk mask; and he is...read more

  • Gaston LeRoux

    Poor little Christine’s father dies and she is left to be raised by a protective angel in the Paris Opera House. After some time she begins hearing a voice who teaches her how to sing. Christine grows to be a magnificent singer with a beautiful voice. One day her childhood friend visits the Opera and he falls in love with her. The phantom who taught Christine to sing and who was imperceptibly by her side, gets jealous and things go out of control. What will happen to Christine and her friend? Who is this phantom and what does he want from the girl? Find out in Gaston Leroux’s 'The Phantom of the Opera'. B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe...read more

  • Gaston LeRoux

    Gaston Leroux, perhaps best known as the author of The Phantom of the Opera in its novel form, was also the author of a popular series of mystery novels featuring a young journalist cum detective named Joseph Rouletabille. It is most likely that Leroux styled his hero after himself. Rouletabille was in the tradition of other great detectives who solved their cases by pure deductive reasoning. Much as Sherlock Holmes, who eliminated the impossible and concluded that whatever remained, however improbable must be the truth, Rouletabille included the known facts about the case and eliminated everything that was not a known fact, no matter how much it appeared to relate to the case. In The...read more

  • Gaston LeRoux

    Alors que Rouletabille et son épouse, la ravissante Ivana, se trouvent en villégiature à Deauville, la jeune femme est assassinée en même temps que son patron, le célèbre professeur Boulenger. L'attitude ambiguë des deux victimes, qui flirtaient ouvertement, amène rapidement la police à considérer Rouletabille comme le suspect numéro 1. Comment ce dernier parviendra-t-il à prouver son innocence ? Et surtout, en trouvera-t-il la force, alors qu'il souffre terriblement ? Sa femme a été tuée et l'avait peut-être trahi... C'est à travers le regard de son ami Gaston Sainclair, qui a accepté d'être son avocat, que nous suivons les péripéties de cette enquête intense et...read more

  • Gaston LeRoux

    Gaston Leroux is one of the originators of the detective story, and The Phantom of the Opera is his tour de force, as well as being the basis for the hit Broadway musical. A superb suspense story and a dark tale of obsession, The Phantom of the Opera has thrilled and entertained audiences in adaptations throughout the century. This new translation - the first completely modern and Americanized translation - unfurls the full impact of this classic thriller for modern readers. It offers a more complete rendering of the terrifying figure who emerges from the depths of the glorious Paris Opera House to take us into the darkest regions of the human heart. After the breathtaking performance of...read more

  • Gaston LeRoux

    Three young men are caught by a storm and are offered shelter by a strange man. Something about him is very disturbing and they are about to find out what it is. Their host claims that he has made a pact with the Devil and can't get himself out of the deal. Is he going crazy or he is telling the truth? If it is the truth, can the three visitors help the poor man? Find out in Leroux’s 'In Letters of Fire'. B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic stories. He masterfully plays with a wide array of voices and accents and has since then produced over 500 audiobooks. Now in collaboration with SAGA Egmont, his engaging narration of...read more

  • Gaston LeRoux

    The Mystery of the Yellow Room is Gaston Leroux's masterpiece, and it turned out to be his most successful book during his lifetime. It is one of the classics of early-twentieth-century detective fiction. At the heart of the novel is this enigma: how could a murder take place inside a locked room that shows no sign of being entered? The novel is also about the rivalry between the detective Frederick Larson and a young investigative journalist, Rouletabille, to solve the case. Larson finds a suspect who is put on trial, only to have him cleared by Rouletabille, who reveals in the most dramatic fashion the identity of the real murderer. This atmospheric thriller is still a favorite of...read more

  • Gaston LeRoux

    A malicious spectre haunts the Parisian Opera house. This murderous fiend speaks through walls, abducts innocents through mirrors, and holds the opera management in a cruel state of hostage. But when this monster falls for the beautiful Christine Daae, his powers of attractive enticement and malevolent mayhem all come to the surface. Who can put an end to this reign of terror? Discover the wonders of Gaston Leroux's gothic thriller in a way that will tantalize the senses. The actual unabridged novel is by far the best way to experience the story of the haunting yet humanistic Phantom of the...read more

  • Gaston LeRoux

    This crime novel was possibly the first to involve a 'locked room mystery', in which an attempted murder takes place, but with no obvious way for the perpetrator to have escaped. The author, Gaston Leroux, is better known as the author of The Phantom of the Opera: prepare to feel the hairs standing up on the back of your neck... (Summary by Stuart...read more

  • Gaston LeRoux

    Ce roman est la suite du "Mystère de la chambre jaune". Joseph Rouletabille est hanté par une femme qui venait le visiter, enfant, au pensionnat et dont il conserve le souvenir obsédant du parfum. Tandis qu'il s'en ouvre à Sinclair, son fidèle acolyte, il apprend que son amie Mathilde Stangerson convolant en voyage de noces avec son mari Robert Darzac, est en danger. Il s'empresse de la rejoindre, craignant le retour de l'illusionniste et intrépide Ballmeyer. Un classique de la littérature : un style brillant, des personnages attachants, une intrigue prenante. Un des chefs d'œuvre de Gaston Leroux adapté à 6 reprises au...read more

  • Gaston LeRoux

    Rouletabille chez Krupp est un roman d'espionnage de Gaston Leroux, paru en 1917. Il s'agit de la sixième aventure de la série des Rouletabille. L'intrigue se déroule durant la Première Guerre mondiale. Dans cette aventure, Rouletabille est envoyé en Allemagne pour récupérer un savant français enlevé par les Allemands. Le Kaiser veut contraindre le professeur à mettre au point une invention qui risquerait de faire basculer la victoire dans le camp allemand. Rouletabille va t-il réussir à sauver Paris de la destruction  ? Le héros est à nouveau accompagné dans ce périple par ses fidèles compagnons la Candeur et Vladimir. Mais qui est donc Rouletabille  ? Depuis l'âge de...read more

  • Gastón Leroux

    -Este audiolibro está narrado en castellano. Raymond, un joven ingeniero francés, llega a Lima, donde le espera su prometida María Teresa, toda una mujer de negocios que domina el comercio del guano de la región. Allí se encuentra con 'algo' que al principio no parecía más una cierta hostilidad por parte  de los indios, pero que después se irá transformando en algo totalmente distinto... ¿Por qué? El choque entre la búsqueda del poder económico por los europeos, y el intento de mantener sus tradiciones ancestrales por parte de los quechuas, va a desembocar en una situación de antagonismo que sólo el indio Huáscar podrá solucionar. - Gastón Leroux (1868-1927) fue...read more

  • P.G. Wodehouse

    Mystery, Adventure, Horror, Romance. You can get a healthy mix of it all in The Classic Tales Podcast, Season Five. An anthology of all of the stories released through the podcast during 2011. Over 36 hours total! ¶ Optimized for mobile listening, with story specific artwork for each story and chapter, this is one binge worthy collection! ¶Titles in the anthology include the following:¶The Mysterious Affair at Styles, by Agatha Christie (novel)¶Poems by Edgar Allan Poe, including The Raven, The Sleeper, Bridal Ballad, The City in the Sea, Dreams, El Dorado, and Annabel Lee¶Lord Arthur Savile's Crime, by Oscar Wilde¶The Black Cat, by Edgar Allan Poe¶Jeeves Takes Charge, by P.G....read more

  • Gaston LeRoux

    Tief unten in den Katakomben der Pariser Oper haust das 'Phantom der Oper', eine düstere Gestalt mit entstelltem Antlitz. Niemand bekommt das Phantom je zu Gesicht, auch nicht, wenn es in der Loge Nr. 5 den Klängen der Musik lauscht. Doch als es seiner Loge beraubt wird und seine Angebetete, die Chorsängerin Christine, ihre Verlobung mit dem Grafen Raoul bekannt gibt, verfällt das Phantom endgültig dem Wahnsinn und bringt alle in tödliche Gefahr. Christoph Bantzer liest Gaston Leroux' berühmte Geschichte, die nicht erst seit dem überwältigenden Erfolg des Musicals zu den Klassikern der Weltliteratur...read more

  • Henry James

    This Audiobook contains the following works arranged alphabetically by authors last names Dracula [Washington Irving] The Dunwich Horror [H. P. Lovecraft] The Legend of Sleepy Hollow [Washington Irving] Frankenstein [Mary Shelley] Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde [Robert Louis Stevenson] A Halloween Wraith [William Black] The Turn of the Screw [Henry James] The Raven [Edgar Allan Poe] Carmilla [Joseph Thomas Sheridan Le Fanu ] The Phantom of the Opera [Gaston Leroux] Also Available 10 Masterpieces you have to listen before you die, Vol. 1 (Golden Deer Classics) 10 Masterpieces you have to listen before you die, Vol. 2 (Golden Deer...read more

  • Henry James

    This Audiobook contains the following works : The Castle of Otranto - Horace Walpole The Damned (Là-bas) - Joris-Karl Huysmans The Legend of Sleepy Hollow - Washington Irving Frankenstein - Mary Shelley The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde Dracula - Bram Stoker The Turn of the Screw - Henry James The Dunwich Horror - H.P Lovecraft The Masque of the Red Death - Edgar Allan Poe The Phantom of the Opera - Gaston...read more

  • Gaston LeRoux

    Es ironico que de las decenas de obras que escribiera el novelista frances Gaston Leroux la que le ha dado inmortalidad es el clasico del horror llamado El Fantasma de la Opera, la historia de un artista desfigurado que se oculta en las catacumbas de la Opera de Paris para vengarse contra el mundo, hasta el dia que se enamora de una bella cantante, que cambia por completo el curso de su vida. A esta pequena obra maestra la han llevado al teatro, a la comedia musical y numerosas veces al cine, con tratamientos que son igualmente clasicos, ya que cada director le ha dado al personaje interpretaciones distintas, desde convertirlo en simbolo del artista rechazado por la sociedad hasta...read more

  • Gaston LeRoux

    A man named Adolphe visits Leroux at his office at the Morning Journal and delivers to him a chest that was bequeathed to him by his friend Theophraste Longuet. Leroux begins investigating its contents and relates the very strange experience of Longuet. While visiting a famous prison, Theophraste Longuet, a retired rubber stamp manufacturer, is possessed by the spirit of Cartouche, a criminal who plagued Paris in the eighteenth century. This wicked spirit overcomes Longuet more and more frequently, and Longuet begins, unwittingly, to commit the crimes for which Cartouche was known in the...read more

  • Gaston LeRoux

    Deep within the dark passageways and chambers of the Paris Opera House lurks one of literature's greatest creations; the mysterious masked figure now known as the Phantom of the Opera. Gaston Leorux's novel is undoubtedly one of the best suspense stories of all time, and here it is superbly unfolded by Christopher Lee in all its gripping...read more