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Books about "The Phantom of the Opera"
The Complete Phantom of the Opera by
Publication Date: 1991-07-15
This illustrated book covers the history of the Phantom from Gaston Leroux's novel leading up to Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical adaptation.
The Undergrounds of the Phantom of the Opera by
Publication Date: 2002-05-30
This book takes a close look at the story of the Phantom, analyzing the various adaptations with historical and cultural perspectives, with the goal of identifying why we keep retelling the story and how it relates to our identities.
Phantom Variations by
Publication Date: 2009-05-07
This book examines the many adaptations of the story, including films and stage versions, plus novels and other retellings.
Articles and Analyses
Article: The Phantom of the Opera and the Performance of Cinema
This academic article written by Giorgio Biancorosso and published in Opera Quarterly explores the Phantom specifically in the cinematic space. It interprets the screen adaptations as a means of examining how the story of the Phantom came to have (and continues to have) such appeal.
List of retellings on Goodreads
There are so many retellings of "The Phantom of the Opera" -- you can find a list on Goodreads. Plus, check out the two below that ranked in the top three with the original novel.
Publication Date: 2006-03-01
This book doesn't just retell the familiar story of Erik -- it tells his life story from childhood to the Paris Opera House.
Publication Date: 2017-01-10
This YA novel tells the story of Rune Germain, a gifted singer with a mysterious curse. She moves to a boarding school outside of Paris and meets a masked boy named Thorn. As their relationship grows, so do the dangers of the haunted school.