The Phantom of the Opera is a chilling tale interlaced with darkness, despair, love, and redemption. Originally penned by Gaston Leroux, the book is classic literature. Leroux weaves the tale of a deformed man living in isolation underneath the Paris Opera House, who desperately loves a beautiful girl named Christine Daaé. The masked man has many names-Phantom of the Opera, Opera Ghost, Angel of Music, and Erik. He is a broken soul who yearns for beauty, but lives in hell. His desperate search for love takes him down a road of obsession and violence, and the cry of his despair echoes in our hearts. "All I wanted was to be loved for myself." Lessons from The Phantom of the Opera steps behind the scenes and examines the symbolism hidden in the characters, emotions, sets, and events. The book leads its readers on an emotional journey studying the motivations of the characters and the numerous symbols hidden throughout the Opera House. It examines not only Leroux's original work, but also analyzes the play and movie. As a result, lessons and life applications emerge from a timeless masterpiece for everyone to enjoy.
Since I was a young child, I've wanted to write. The drive has always been there in my soul, but the circumstances have not. When I finally found the courage to step out, I began writing my first novel. Nearly five years and six books later, I can attest to the fact it's never too late to follow your dreams. Recently, my Victorian romance, Dark Persuasion, was honored as an Award-Winning Finalist in the 'Fiction: Romance' category of The 2012 USA Best Book Awards, sponsored by USA Book News.
I live in the beautiful, but rainy, Pacific Northwest, with a pesky cat who refuses to let me sleep. My hobbies include researching my English ancestry, plotting my next book, and traveling to England.