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- DescriptionIs a tale of extraordinary events, tragedy, horror, pathos, humour and a gallery of minor characters. The portrait of the hideous musician, crazed by his extreme ugliness, shows compassionate insight into the criminally insane mind.
- Author BiographyGaston Leroux was born in Paris in 1868. He grew up on the Normandy coast, where he developed a passion for fishing and sailing. Upon reaching adulthood, he qualified as a lawyer, but, upon his father's death, his received a large inheritance, and left the law to become a writer. He first found fame as an investigative reporter on L'Echo de Paris, and travelled the world in a variety of disguises, reporting on a wide range of topics from volcanic eruptions to palace revolutions. In 1907, he changed career once again, and started work as a novelist, finding critical and commercial success with works such as The Mystery of the Yellow Room (1907) and The Phantom of the Opera (1911). Leroux continued to be a prolific writer until his death in 1927 - the result of complications following an operation.
- Author(s)Gaston Leroux
- PublisherPan Macmillan
- Date of Publication01/08/2004
- GenreGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintMacmillan Collector's Library
- Out-of-print date16/10/2016
- Weight194 g
- Width100 mm
- Height157 mm
- Spine18 mm
- Edition StatementMain Market Ed.
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