The masterpiece of horror and source of the Broadway blockbuster, in a signed and numbered Deluxe Illustrated Edition.
Personally signed and illustrated with specially commissioned artwork by award-winning artist Annie Stegg Gerard.
Easton Press, Norwalk, CT. 2015 Gaston Leroux "The Phantom of the Opera" Personally signed by the artist Annie Stegg Gerard. Limited to only 1,200 signed & numbered copies. Deluxe Limited Edition. Signed Artist Edition. Luxuriously bound in full genuine leather. Collector's edition. Sealed without any flaws. Dimensions: 9"x11". 308 pages. Illustrations by Annie Stegg Gerard.
“If I am the phantom, it is because man's hatred has made me so. If I am to be saved it is because your love redeems me.”
A masterpiece of horror and source of the Broadway blockbuster. Gaston Leroux’s moving story of madness, terror and love is the source of the smash Broadway musical and multiple films. It is brilliantly brought to life in this Deluxe Limited Edition featuring ten full-color illustrations by acclaimed artist Annie Stegg Gerard. Each image is hand-tipped into the book and protected by a translucent overlay. The book comes in a custom-crafted clothbound slipcase. This edition has quickly become one of the more scarce Deluxe Limited Editions by Easton Press.
Limited to just 1,200 beautiful leather bound, slipcased, and hand numbered copies.
Gaston Leroux (1868-1927) was a French writer best known for his novel The Phantom of the Opera. Born in Paris, Leroux initially worked as a critic and court reporter for the newspapers L'Écho de Paris and Le Matin. In 1918 he formed a film company called the Société des Cinéromans. After quitting journalism to focus on writing fiction, Leroux went on to publish dozens of novels. He died at his home in Nice, France.
About the book
"The wildest and most fantastic of tales." - New York Times Book Review.
The novel from the early 20th century that inspired the Lon Chaney film and the hit musical. In the 1880s, in Paris, the Palais Garnier Opera House is believed haunted. One night, a young woman, Christine, is asked to sing in place of the Opera's leading soprano, who is ill; Christine's performance is a success, and she is recognized by the Vicomte Raoul, a childhood playmate and love. Raoul and the Phantom then battle for Christine's heart, as the Phantom demands more and more from her.
The Phantom of the Opera is a novel by French writer Gaston Leroux. It was first published as a serialization in Le Gaulois from 23 September 1909, to 8 January 1910. It was published in volume form in late March 1910 by Pierre Lafitte. The novel is partly inspired by historical events at the Paris Opera during the nineteenth century and an apocryphal tale concerning the use of a former ballet pupil's skeleton in Carl Maria von Weber's 1841 production of Der Freischütz. It has been successfully adapted into various stage and film adaptations, most notable of which are the 1925 film depiction featuring Lon Chaney, and Andrew Lloyd Webber's 1986 musical.
About the author
Gaston Louis Alfred Leroux (6 May 1868 – 15 April 1927) was a French journalist and author of detective fiction. In the English-speaking world, he is best known for writing the novel The Phantom of the Opera (Le Fantôme de l'Opéra, 1910), which has been made into several film and stage productions of the same name, notably the 1925 film starring Lon Chaney, and Andrew Lloyd Webber's 1986 musical. His 1907 novel The Mystery of the Yellow Room is one of the most celebrated locked-room mysteries.
About the artist
Annie Stegg Gerard has always loved to paint. Her art career began at 7 years old, when she had first art show at her school. Since then she has never stopped painting and has worked for clients across the world.
Inspired by nature, folklore and mythology, her work evokes emotion and imagination in the viewer.
Annie has a special love for the 18h century Rococo painters who have had a large influence on her own method. She finds inspiration in their imagination, and the dreamlike palette and lively brushwork that combine to create a wonderful atmosphere of enchantment. She believes that they sought to transport us to different worlds and fantastic places though their works. In her own work, known for it's beautiful, enigmatic figures and lively creatures, Annie strives to depict this same transportive effect to the viewer.
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