The Phantom of the Opera is the story of the beautiful Christine, a singer at the Paris Opera House in the early 1900s. She attracts the attention of the disturbed Erik, a deformed musical genius who has been secretly living underneath the Opera House. He kidnaps Christine and demands that she marry him, but she is already in love with her childhood friend Raoul. This Gothic-style romance explores themes of love, passion, jealousy, and madness.

Summary of The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux

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