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The Phantom of the Opera - Gaston Leroux

The Phantom of the Opera

By Gaston Leroux

  • Release Date: 1927-01-01
  • Genre: Fantasy
Score: 4.5
From 567 Ratings


The story of a man named Erik, an eccentric, physically deformed genius who terrorizes the Opera Garnier in Paris. He builds his home beneath it and takes the love of his life, a beautiful soprano, under his wing.


  • I love this book!!!!!

    By joker_phan
    This book is amazing! I love it and the story and have read it multiple times. This book is just so well written that, upon my first completion of the novel, I even wondered if the opera ghost were real given the realistic way he was written about. But the story is just exquisite and I would call it a classic!
  • I love it

    By Starwars1018
    The story, the characters, everything! It’s amazing how this work of literature inspired one of the longest running musicals in history 76 years later So Gaston loreaux, thank you
  • Before you review

    By Dawn Stargazer
    This was written in the 1800's way before the play, broadway or movie. Don't say that this version is a bad book version.
  • Book

    By Ball bball
    It was good, for the first few pages at least. it was very hard to comprehend so I just started scrolling and I tried finding the pictures, There were no pictures.

    By Fluffy unicorn7744
    The title says it all. There's so much detail and mystery. LOVE the romance and drama. I had seen the 2004 movie, but I never realized it was a book. Then, I read the book, and there was so much more detail and even MORE drama than in the movie. All in all, I loved it. 😊
  • Phantom Of The Opera by Gaston Leroux

    By magnetic_field
    I have read this masterpiece over 35 times and every time I read it again I love it more. I would recommend it to everyone. There is pain, passion, humor, obsession and most of all love. You will never be the same after reading this wonderful book. My two favorite characters are Erik and the Persian.
  • This Will Explain Everything...

    By RaiderReader
    After a confusing start, the book settles into a very vivid and suspenseful read. If you’ve seen the musical (and who hasn’t), it will help you make sense of the book’s beginning scenes, background, and characters; especially if you’re unaccustomed to all the French references, as I was. Unlike other reviews here, I feel like the musical stays fairly close to the book (a point that will not be lost on anyone who has read Wicked after seeing the musical—seriously??) absent the Persian: “ Did I not say Box 5 is to be kept empty?” and “Don Juan Triumphant.” The book also gives us more insight into Erik. It really is an awesome read that stands on its own and quite scary even by today’s gory, bloated standards.
  • A True Classic

    By Loveswolves
    I absolutely love this book! My favorite character has to be the phantom. He has such a deep,unknown history that is slowly brought to light throughout the story and your opinion of him though the story is constantly changing- he could be considered a madman, genius, or really, a despised person who just wants to fit in but was never able to. The suspension in the story always keeps you wanting to read more until you reach the ending which (spoiler alert) is heartbreaking.
  • Excellent

    By The trap and toture ghost
    Thats was very mysterious and supensful and the love of the ghost was just a abosulte rose
  • Phantom of excitement!😊

    By Hannahbooroyal
    Really enchanting storytelling!!!!