Phantom Of Manhattan

Phantom Of Manhattan

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It was 1882 when Antoinette Giry, Maitresse du Corps de Ballet at the Paris Opera House, took her small daughter to the funfair at Neuilly. And there, in a cage, she saw a filthy manacled creature whose tormented eyes shone from a grotesquely deformed face. It was Antoinette Giry who saved him, freed him, cured his wounds and finally let him find a dwelling place in the labyrinthine depths of the Opera House. The creature - Erik - whose hideous face hid a brilliant brain of near-genius, was to become the Phantom of the Opera - magician, artists, musician, and lover. When he tried to lure the object of his adoration to his underground domain - it was to end in tragedy. It was Madame Giry who saved him once more, set him on a ship to the New World - and there Erik Muhlheim began a new and secret life, a life that began in misery and poverty but in which his incredible skills finally carved out an unexpected kingdom of power. And there it was he learned again of Christine, whose life had changed dramatically since that night in the Paris Opera House. Inevitably, their paths must cross again in the old sequence of tragedy and triumph. The Phantom, one of the most mysterious and romantic figures ever created, soars again in a world of his own making. Frederick Forsyth's magnificent and evocative story adds a new dimension to the legend of the more

Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 121.92 x 213.36 x 15.24mm | 272.15g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Corgi Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New ed.
  • 0552147192
  • 9780552147194
  • 333,825

About Frederick Forsyth

Former RAF pilot and investigative journalist, Frederick Forsyth defined the modern thriller when he wrote The Day of The Jackal, described by Lee Child as `the book that broke the mould', with its lightning-paced storytelling, effortlessly cool reality and unique insider information. Since then he has written twelve novels which have been bestsellers around the world: The Odessa File, The Dogs of War, The Devil's Alternative, The Fourth Protocol, The Negotiator, The Deceiver, The Fist of God, Icon, Avenger, The Afghan, The Cobra and, most recently, The Kill List. He lives in Buckinghamshire, more

Review quote

"'Frederick Forsyth not only captures the spirit and style of Gaston Leroux's original novel, but also the romance and thrills that make the Phantom such an alluring character'" -- Andrew Lloyd-Webber "'A gripping, one-sitting read that reveals Forsyth in a surprising and beguiling new light'" * Sunday Telegraph *show more

Review Text

"'A gripping, one-sitting read that reveals Forsyth in a surprising and beguiling new light'"show more

Back cover copy

In this brilliantly conceived novel, master storyteller Frederick Forysth brings the legend of the mysterious Phantom back to life. After his failed attempt to kidnap his beloved Christine, the beautiful young opera singer, and a harrowing escape from the hands of an angry mob at the Paris Opera House, the Phantom was never seen again. Until now... In The Phantom of Manhattan, we learn of is daring journey to New York where he has begun a life anew as a lonely, secretive and wealthy figure. Unseen, he watches over all as he plots his crowning achievement - the creation of the world's greatest and most glittering opera house - a grand palace that will set the stage for a fateful reunion with Christine, now a world-famous and celebrated diva. The final act in this haunting tale of unrequited love and obsession results in an explosive culmination of triumph and more

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1,964 ratings
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4 20% (393)
3 32% (619)
2 20% (400)
1 16% (305)
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