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Gaston Leroux (1868–1927)

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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 visa mer 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) visa färre


Verk av Gaston Leroux

Fantomen på Operan (1910) 12,544 exemplar
Gula rummets hemlighet (1907) 1,219 exemplar
The Phantom of the Opera and Other Gothic Tales (2018) — Bidragsgivare — 155 exemplar
Le Fauteuil hanté (1909) 98 exemplar
The Secret of the Night (1913) 80 exemplar
The Phantom of the Opera [Penguin Readers] (2002) — Original Story — 37 exemplar
La Poupée sanglante (1923) 34 exemplar
The machine to kill, (1923) 30 exemplar
Storie macabre (1996) 27 exemplar
Le château noir (1969) 22 exemplar
Solbruden : Roman (1960) 22 exemplar
The Double Life (1903) 17 exemplar
Rouletabille chez krupp (1917) 16 exemplar
Chéri-Bibi et Cécily (1974) 14 exemplar
Das Phantom der Oper (1991) 13 exemplar
Cheri Bibi Tome 1 (1990) 12 exemplar
Le Crime de Rouletabille (1976) 11 exemplar
Mister Flow (1947) 10 exemplar
Le fantôme de l'opéra (1989) 9 exemplar
The Floating Prison (1921) 9 exemplar
La reine du sabbat (1970) 7 exemplar
Un homme dans la nuit (1977) 7 exemplar
Balaoo (2009) 6 exemplar
Les Mohicans de Babel (1977) 6 exemplar
SARI ODANIN ESRARI (2020) 6 exemplar
L'homme qui a vu le diable (2000) 6 exemplar
The Dark Road (1924) 6 exemplar
De Bruid van de Zon (1995) 6 exemplar
The Phantom of the Opera [Anne Bachelier illustrated] (2014) — Författare — 5 exemplar
Wolves of the Sea (1923) 5 exemplar
In Letters Of Fire (2011) 5 exemplar
De Moordmachine (1993) 5 exemplar
The Phantom Clue (1926) 5 exemplar
FATALITAS. (1954) 4 exemplar
Le Coeur cambriolé (2003) 4 exemplar
Phantom of the Opera (1999) 4 exemplar
Palas et cheri-bibi. (1974) 4 exemplar
1905 : Autour de Tsoushima (2004) 4 exemplar
Det gule rom (2012) 3 exemplar
Fantom iz Opere (2017) 3 exemplar
CHERI BIBI (1974) 3 exemplar
Nomads of the Night (1925) 3 exemplar
Romans mystérieux (2008) 2 exemplar
The Masked Man 2 exemplar
L'homme qui revient de loin (2013) 2 exemplar
Horror omnibus 2 exemplar
The Works of Gaston Leroux (2010) 2 exemplar
El sillon encantado (2000) 2 exemplar
Invasionen 2 exemplar
Fantom opery 2 exemplar
La Reine du Sabbat 1 exemplar
O misterio do cuarto amarelo (2022) 1 exemplar
Juodoji pilis 1 exemplar
La butaca maleïda (1989) 1 exemplar
℗Il ℗fantasma dell'Opera (2014) 1 exemplar
Ära neetud aukoht 1 exemplar
Not' Olympe 1 exemplar
The man of a hundred faces, (1930) 1 exemplar
Upiór w operze 1 exemplar
A Dama de Negro 1 exemplar
1988 1 exemplar
The Haunted Chair 1 exemplar
Chemikovo tajemství (1992) 1 exemplar

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The Phantom of the Opera [2004 film] (2004) — Original novel — 754 exemplar
The Mammoth Book of Haunted House Stories (2000) — Bidragsgivare, vissa utgåvor290 exemplar
Weird Tales (1988) — Bidragsgivare — 267 exemplar
Dukat för mord : 22 matmord ur världslitteraturen (1984) — Bidragsgivare — 192 exemplar
The Phantom of the Opera [1925 film] (1925) — Författare — 104 exemplar
The Ghouls (1971) — Bidragsgivare — 104 exemplar
Phantom of the Opera [1943 film] (1943) — Original novel — 51 exemplar
Bodies in the Library Short Stories (Gothic Fantasy) (2020) — Bidragsgivare — 31 exemplar
Masters of Mystery: A Study of the Detective Story (1978) — Bidragsgivare — 24 exemplar
The Second Book of Unknown Tales of Horror (1826) — Bidragsgivare — 14 exemplar
Great French detective stories (1983) — Bidragsgivare — 14 exemplar
The Phantom of the Opera [1962 film] (1962) — Original novel — 13 exemplar
Classic Horror Omnibus: Vol.1 (1979) — Författare — 9 exemplar
Black Magic Omnibus Volume 2 (1976) — Bidragsgivare — 8 exemplar
The great weird stories (1977) — Bidragsgivare — 4 exemplar
Weird Tales Volume 19 Number 2, February 1932 — Bidragsgivare — 2 exemplar
Weird Tales Volume 14 Number 2, August 1929 — Bidragsgivare — 2 exemplar


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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 och utmärkelser
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)


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.… (mer)
Radar12378 | 201 andra recensioner | 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."
… (mer)
PilgrimJess | 201 andra recensioner | Oct 27, 2023 |



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