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Il fantasma dell'Opera
Il fantasma dell'Opera
Il fantasma dell'Opera
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Il fantasma dell'Opera

Scritto da Gaston Leroux

Narrato da Fabio Bezzi

Valutazione: 3 su 5 stelle

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Il fantasma dell'Opera è uno dei romanzi più noti dello scrittore francese Gaston Leroux. Capolavoro del mistero, ruota attorno alla figura affascinante e respingente di Erik, 'fantasma' che vive nei misteriosi sotterranei dell'Opera di Parigi. Sfigurato in volto e crudele nell'anima, ma dotato di uno straordinario talento come musicista, Erik si innamora di Christine, bellissima e inesperta cantante, della quale diviene maestro e carceriere. Il cuore della giovane è però destinato al nobile Raoul: l'amore tra i due sarà ostacolato con ogni mezzo dal fantasma, fino a una finale redenzione. Il romanzo, che ha ispirato numerose opere cinematografiche e il famoso musical di Broadway, è letto per Alfaudiobook dall'attore Fabio Bezzi.



Contenuto: Il fantasma dell'Opera (versione integrale)

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LinguaItaliano
Data di uscita30 lug 2019
ISBN9788896835203
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Gaston Leroux

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. 

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  • Valutazione: 2 su 5 stelle
    2/5
    confusing when you don't know the story. Not an appealing writing style and lots of open ends. Different storytellers make it difficult to follow the story and the underground scenes are not properly explained.
  • Valutazione: 4 su 5 stelle
    4/5
    Have you been mystified and enchanted by Andrew Lloyd Weber's "The Phantom of the Opera"? Did you know that the musical was based on a book? Gaston Leroux's "The Phantom of the Opera" is an excellent read for anyone who loves the musical or anyone who loves detective novels. The novel is written almost as a documentary, with the author trying to figure out if the Phantom of the Paris Opera was ideed real or not. He recounts the strange events attributed to the Phantom, and claims that they are all real events because the Phantom is a real man. He was not a ghost or ghoul, but a real man with real emotions.This book is very similar to the musical, but offers more insight into the thoughts of Christine, Raoul, and Erik (the Phantom). It also introduces a few new characters who help smooth out some of the rough/confusing parts of the musical.This novel proved to be an excellent example of our "who's the hero" theme. Raoul is a daring, physical hero who risks life and limb to save the love of his life. Christine is the selfless, internal hero who gives up all of her happiness for the happiness of others. It could be said that Erik is a hero as well, due to his undying love and selfless acts at the end of the novel. There are several heroes in this book, and all are special in their own unique way. It was interesting to see how they faced their various moral dilemmas.I really liked this book. Personally, I had just seen Phantom of the Opera on Broadway in November. I had never known the storyline before then. I was slightly confused about some of the things that happened in the play, so reading this book really cleared things up. The detective/mystery style layout of this book made the book really fun and easy to read. I really enjoyed it and I recommend it to anyone who loves the Phantom or just a good mystery!
  • Valutazione: 4 su 5 stelle
    4/5
    I appreciate the Opera of the Phantom MANY times more now that the holes in the storyline of the opera are patched up. This is an intriguing mystery, a complex story about human frailty, but mostly, it is a lovely love story.
  • Valutazione: 4 su 5 stelle
    4/5
    What is interesting about this novel in light of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, is that the novel seems devoid of a hero. Erik, the Phantom, is a murderous psychopath. His muse, Christine, is a fragile wreck, and her lover Raoul is described as childish and whiny by the author. Yet, the gothic tale is very suspenseful, and we almost don't know who to root for. Erik's background is fascinating, and his genius almost overshadows his murderous rampages. The decent beneath the Opera House is very compelling in its mystery and suspense. Leroux's strength is in his scenic descriptions. It is through flashbacks that we best sympathize with the characters, as the author's dialogue does his characters no favors. For fans of the musical, much more is explained between the relationship between Madame Giry and the Phantom, how Christine came to the Opera, and, best of all, how the Phantom constructed his underground lair. His description of the impressive hideaway blows the Broadway scenery right out of the water.
  • Valutazione: 4 su 5 stelle
    4/5
    The book really wasn't what I expected, though I did enjoy it. I think maybe this story is better suited to the stage or screen, because it's not the deepest or most developed as far as novels go, but it is a good story and a fun take on the Persephone theme. Lots more details in the book, of course, than in movies, so worth a read for that.
  • Valutazione: 3 su 5 stelle
    3/5
    2004, Blackstone AudiobooksRead by Ralph CoshamPhantom of the Opera, highly reminiscent of Beauty and the Beast, is resplendent with gothic elements: castle setting (actually the Paris Opera House), gloom, horror, supernaturalism, murder, mystery, disfigurement, and a woman in distress. There’s even occasional humour which plays out between the two ridiculous managers of the opera house. Character development, unfortunately, is uneven in the story. We are well familiar with Eric, the Opera Ghost. But Christine Daae, another central character, I found underdeveloped and not particularly likeable. Ralph Cosham does a decent job narrating. Overall, I enjoyed Phantom of the Opera but admittedly wished for its conclusion sooner than it came. The last several chapters seemed interminable. However, to be fair, gothic genre is far from steady literary fare for me.
  • Valutazione: 5 su 5 stelle
    5/5
    This is definately one of my top books!!!! It gives such good insight on who the phantom was and how he was trained in the illusions that made everyone think he was a ghost. It is very suspenseful and has great action scenes. I would love to see a movie based on the book and not the musical! There is a cheesy attempt of a movie from the 1980's with Robert Englund but is more inspired by the book then based on the book.
  • Valutazione: 3 su 5 stelle
    3/5
    This was worth reading. I enjoyed comparing this version to the movies & Broadway version. While I enjoyed the story and found it so much more believable than the latest movie's version, what I gained mostly out of reading this was a deeper understanding of some of the elements of the most recent movie. For example, the director's choice in having a white horse in the basement of the opera house seemed outright stupid and random, but the book had a scene in which he stole Christine's boyfriend's horse so that he could offer her the same... Not an important detail, but I'm just trying to show that the book provides insight into the other versions.

  • Valutazione: 5 su 5 stelle
    5/5
    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I had no idea what to expect as I wasn\'t familiar with any of Leroux\'s other novels and I hadn\'t heard anything about it from anybody else who\'d read it. I fell in love with it from the start. It\'s the perfect Gothic novel. It\'s ingenious, beautiful, and dark. I love it.
  • Valutazione: 5 su 5 stelle
    5/5
    I loved this book. It is more a melodramatic love story than the horror story it is made out to be and it's neither the musical nor the black and white silent so it should not be judged based on them. It is dark and passionate and surprisingly very funny.
  • Valutazione: 5 su 5 stelle
    5/5
    A movie. Based on an opera. Based on a novel. Based on what may or may not be slightly true events. Always interesting. And it involves music, another passion of mine. Just a painfully beautiful book about the masks we all wear.
  • Valutazione: 5 su 5 stelle
    5/5
    This book gives us an insight into the depravities and, conversly the beauties of humanity. The ugliness of the phantom is contrasted with the beauty of his music and understandably, Christine feels an undeniably pity for him, whereas the naive Raoul only feels anger towards him. One of the best characters that was left out of the musical version was the Persian, who presents important background into the phantom's life. This book totally made me cry at the end!
  • Valutazione: 4 su 5 stelle
    4/5
    My daughter made me read this before we could go see Andrew Lloyd Webber's movie. I have wanted to see it for a long time because of the music, but never knew more than the outline of the plot. It was a good story. Very readable and a page turner. Anything lacking in style is probably due to translation difficulties. Like Frankenstein, it is the story of a great man who cannot be accepted because of his utter ugliness and is driven mad because of it.
  • Valutazione: 3 su 5 stelle
    3/5
    I consider The Phantom of the Opera to be a retelling of the "Beauty and the Beast" fairy tale. The phantom in this version is kind of a creepy stalker guy. We get depth in some aspects missing in the musical (although we do not have the depth of feeling that the musical conveys), but really, if you want a good retelling of this story, read Susan Kay's Phantom. Leroux gets credit for the story line, but his writing is just as boring as that of other authors whose works have been turned into really awesome musicals- Victor Hugo and Charles Dickens. Were men of that general period just completely incapable of writing?
  • Valutazione: 5 su 5 stelle
    5/5
    Ohhh this is one of the best books i have ever read. i love how the phantom is so madly inlove wiht christe that he will do anything and nothing will stop him from loving the beautiful melodies that spring out of Christine Daae's voice. not even Roul will stop him
  • Valutazione: 4 su 5 stelle
    4/5
    sat unread for years.this translation ( or prose style ) is not the easiest or most engaging to read. but after slogging it through it's a little bit better than expected/anticipated
  • Valutazione: 4 su 5 stelle
    4/5
    I borrowed this book from a friend because I really loved the soundtrack about two years ago when I first heard it. Unfortunately, I never got the chance to read the actual book. I read it in the span of a day while traveling on vacation (in the car and on the train). It was a pretty good book, though I felt it was dragged on a bit and I got a bit bored sometimes. But I loved the suspense and I kept wanting to read. I love mysteries about history, so I thought this was a pretty good book.
  • Valutazione: 4 su 5 stelle
    4/5
    [ Phantom of the Opera] by [Gaston Leroux] was a Gothic tale centering around the ghost of the Paris Opera House, Eric (as they call him). I have seen the musical twice and much prefer it over the book not because of the scenery, the costumes, or the music, but because of the tale, or the lack of it The book is very very detailed and we have a nice little wrapped up package in the end, where everybody ends up "happy", even Eric; who finds another opera house. I much prefer the "unknown" of the musical. The book also seemed to drag for about 4-5 chapters when telling about the dungeon. I read this and listened to it on audio while driving. The audio was very well done. A good read; not a great read.
  • Valutazione: 4 su 5 stelle
    4/5
    I was really enjoying this, and then I found out the translation I am reading is inaccurate and abridged! :(

    I guess I'll just have to read it again later. I think I'll wait until the new Mireille Ribière translation comes out in March.
  • Valutazione: 5 su 5 stelle
    5/5
    Delightful. I was a fan of the play first, of course, but the book adds so much more dimension to a story that is already beautiful and tragic. I loved learning more about Eric (the phantom), where he came from and how terrifyingly clever he was. Much more frightening than the musical. I'm trying to re-read it in French, but I keep getting side-tracked.
  • Valutazione: 3 su 5 stelle
    3/5
    This is the one and only time you will hear me say 'I liked the movie/play better' Because I did. Its still an enjoyable book, very creepy and romantic but I miss the music. Maybe if I listen to the soundtrack while I read it?
  • Valutazione: 3 su 5 stelle
    3/5
    Book on CD narrated by Alexander AdamsIs there anyone left on the planet who doesn’t know this storyline? Christine Daaé is elevated from the ranks of the chorus to opera star, thanks to the private lessons by and the patronage of The Opera Ghost. “OG” (as he signs his notes to management) also sees to it that anyone standing in the way of his protégé meets with an accident or is otherwise persuaded to stand aside. But when Raoul, the Vicomte de Chagny, sees Christine at the Paris Opera House, he remembers the little girl whose scarf he rescued. Now he wants nothing more than to rekindle their relationship. Christine is drawn to Raoul, but still tightly in the grasp of the phantom she believes is the Angel of Music her father promised to send her when he was on his death bed.The passion of the story, as well as the horror, mystery and danger, have kept it a favorite for over a century. It’s been adapted to film several times, and of course made into the hit musical by Andrew Lloyd Weber, but the novel does much more to explain The Phantom’s underlying psychology and twisted motivations.I enjoyed the story, but it’s not really to my taste, and I found it hard to believe the characters. I think this may be partly due to Adams’s reading; he has a voice with an annoying tone. (Remember hearing those OLD news reels circa 1930s or 1940s? He sounds like those announcers.) At times I felt he was just reading words, without any feeling behind it. Other times I felt the emotion was just forced.
  • Valutazione: 4 su 5 stelle
    4/5
    This is a book that inspired a whole trope - that is mystery ghost, killing people, demanding things, associated with basement of whatever venue he or she was haunting. And, like any book that inspires a trope, it has been adapted many times, from movies, stage plays, and a small Broadway musical that you might have heard of....Of course, this is the original. And it is well written. At the time, I suspect this was suppose to be a scary story. Because of how well known this story is, its hard to be scared when you know the story.As for the characters, Erik (the phantom) is a deeply trouble person. His deformity has led him to be rejected by humanity, which leads him to be a monster. The author is very clear on why Eric is the way he is. This makes the book weighty than it is on first glance. Its the monster versus the Angel.In most adaptations, Erik is written as a musical genius, but in the original book, Erik is a genius of traps - able to make tortuous clock work that slowly kills his enemies. The traps are bit over the top - I can't imagine a man building these trap doors and secret passages without someone knowing - This is a theater with thousands of personnel who know this building front and back. Christine is also interesting - she isn't just a damsel in distress whom the Phantom took an interest to. She is also smart - smart enough to know how to make Erik happy. She fears him, but also pities him. She knows what he is capable of. Christine's compassion of the Erik softens his image of the monster.The other characters are mostly generic stereotypes, although the Persian is described as having ebony skin, which is interesting. He is the "Daroga" , or police chief in a major city in Persia, given the task of killing Eric after he completed the Sultana's torture chamber. The Viscount is fairly standard - a perfect gentleman, who is living for love, and will do anything for the love of his life, Christine.The setting of this book, the Paris Opera House - is really well described. Leroux manages to show just how big this building is, how many people it employs - it is another major character. The book wouldn't be the same without it.This book isn't perfect - some things go on too long, others not enough. The ending is rather anti-climatic, to easy, to unexpected. But, it is well written - with interesting characters. And, it is the start of a whole type of mystery books.
  • Valutazione: 3 su 5 stelle
    3/5
    I read this after seeing the musical. I would never have read the book if not for the musical.Not my style of read.But I did read it many years ago and found it too "dark". I realize the Phantom had a life of tragic circumstances and lived as a result of society and its fears. It was well written and is a classic. I would suggest it be read. I just found it disappointing after seeing the musical.
  • Valutazione: 3 su 5 stelle
    3/5
    Die Geschichte um das Phantom der Oper ist natürlich ein Klassiker und auch zu Recht oftmals adaptiert worden. Allerdings ist das originale Buch schwerfällig und nicht allzu einfach zu lesen. Der Stoff ist eigentlich in den Adaptionen besser behandelt worden.
  • Valutazione: 2 su 5 stelle
    2/5
    I wanted to like this one more than i did. I hate when i dislike a classic because i feel like i'm just dumb and i'm missing something, but other negative reviews of this book make me feel a little bit better about the way i feel about it. (Also, it seems to me that a lot of the positive reviews are heavily influenced by the movie, which definitely skews things.) I was mildly interested in the plot. I think the story could have been told much better, mainly by following characters who were more directly involved with it. Instead, we get a lot of information second-hand and the action is interrupted by insignificant side stories. It was really slow and uninteresting at times. The phantom was probably the most interesting character and yet he still wasn't very well developed. I thought i'd learn more about him in the book, but i didn't. I didn't find it very easy to sympathize with him either as i felt i was supposed to. The rest of the characters were flat and dull, in my opinion. I almost liked how Leroux tried to pass this all of as a real event except that considering the descriptions of the phantom and a random rat-herder, there's no way that was a true story. Had the phantom been more realistic (and the rat-herder not existed, maybe?), i would have liked that aspect of it better. The book did explain the "Keep your hand at the level of your eyes!" thing better than the 2004 musical did, although, there was a very elaborate explanation that was mostly unrelated information, so that was kind of silly.*Review written on May 13, 2014.*
  • Valutazione: 5 su 5 stelle
    5/5
    I didn't know the musical was based on a true story. It's the original true crime novel.
  • Valutazione: 5 su 5 stelle
    5/5
    I had always been a big fan of The Phantom of the Opera (both the play and the movies) hadn't read the book until recently. I thought I knew everything there was to know, but the book blew me away. Nothing like I expected, and I loved every moment. I loved the story before, and I grew to love it even more.
  • Valutazione: 5 su 5 stelle
    5/5
    Another classic which has been made into a musical. Like Les Miserables, this is an excellent book and an excellent musical. However, the musical Phantom differs significantly from the book Phantom. In fact, after reading the book, then reading synopses of the musical, I had a feeling I was going to be disappointed in the musical. Not so. The musical was excellent as well. Even though the musical was somewhat different than the book, the book is still required reading before seeing the musical, or you will, guaranteed, be totally lost during several parts. If you see this on Broadway, an added bonus is reserving your seats early enough that you can get seats in the first few rows (about 3 months in advance we had no problem getting second row center seats). If you do this, you will be right close to under the falling chandelier (if you don't know what I'm talking about, then get busy reading the book.) Spend the extra money; you won't regret it.
  • Valutazione: 1 su 5 stelle
    1/5
    I get the distinct impression that had this book not been made into a fabulously popular musical, it would have been largely forgotten. The writing is largely dreadful, with long passages of dialogue consisting mainly of people repeating themselves and each other. Meh.