The Phantom of the Opera

Gaston Leroux
Illustrated by Taylor Dolan
Introduced by Simon Callow
Translated by David Coward

The vaults of the Paris Opéra hide a hideous secret, and it’s revealed with theatrical flourish in this lavish new Folio edition.

‘Leroux is the poet laureate of backstage’

  1. Simon Callow

Mysterious goings-on at the Paris opera house are brushed aside by its new owners, but the old-timers know that the resident ghost is more than an urban legend. One of the greatest gothic horror novels ever written, Gaston Leroux’s atmospheric adventure still chills first-time readers, then lures them back time and time again. Long eclipsed by the huge popularity of its musical adaptation, the book once again takes centre stage in this lavish new edition that drips with macabre imagery and theatrical allusion.

This edition uses the 2012 Oxford World’s Classics translation by David Coward

Bound in screen-printed cloth

Set in Poliphilus with Amarante as display

360 pages

7 colour illustrations, including 2 double-page spreads, and 27 black & white chapter openings

Printed endpapers

Printed page edges

Plain slipcase

10˝ x 6¾˝

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