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Fantoma de la Opera
Fantoma de la Opera
Fantoma de la Opera
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Clasic al romanului politist si de mistere, Gaston Leroux (1868-1927) este un autor prolific si notoriu. Fantoma de la Opera, cea mai cunoscuta dintre cartile sale, al carei succes de public a generat numeroase ecranizari, exceleaza prin intriga palpitanta si indrazneala imaginativa. Protagonistul, Erik, geniu muzical si arhitect fantast, isi ascunde chipul desfigurat in catacombele Operei din Paris, nutrind o dragoste fara speranta pentru frumoasa Christine Daa.

LanguageRomână
PublisherAldo Press
Release dateMay 4, 2012
ISBN9789737010919
Fantoma de la Opera
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Gaston Leroux

Gaston Leroux (1868-1927) was a French journalist and author whose best known work - The Phantom of the Opera - has been adapted numerous times for the stage and screen. Born in Paris in 1868, Leroux was the illegitimate child of Marie Bidaut and Dominique Leroux (who married a month after his birth). A direct descendant of William II of England (the son of William the Conquerer), Leroux studied to become a lawyer, but after inheriting millions of francs he abandoned thoughts of a law career and lived wildly off his inheritance, nearly bankrupting himself. Almost out of money entirely, Leroux turned to writing, becoming a court reporter, a theater critic and ultimately an international correspondent for the Paris newspaper "Le Matin" in 1893. By 1907, he had abandoned journalism and turned to fiction. In 1919, he and a parter, Arthur Bernède, formed the film company Société des Cinéromans, where they wrote novels and turned them into silent films. During this time, Leroux created the popular fictional detective Joseph Rouletabille for the story "The Mystery of the Yellow Room." The character is often characterized as the French Sherlock Holmes and he appeared in a half-dozen sequels. From 1909 to 1910, Leroux serialized the novel "The Phantom of the Opera," in Le Gaulois, releasing the completed book in 1910 and the English translation the following year. An immediate success, the rights to the book were snapped up by film and stage companies, most notably for the 1925 film featuring Lon Cheney as the Phantom. In 1986, the composer Andrew Lloyd Weber turned it into a musical which subsequently became the longest-running Broadway musical in history. Leroux was made a Chevalier de la Legion d'honneur in 1909. He died in Nice, France, in 1927 at the age of fifty-eight.

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