Paris, 1881. A mysterious wraith-like being is terrorizing the Opera, blackmailing its Directors and murdering those who dare challenge him. Young diva Christine Daae is abducted. Can her lover, Raoul de Chagny, assisted by the mysterious Persian, the only man to know the Phantom's identity, uncover the secret of the tragic figure who lurks beneath the famous monument? This classic 1911 novel of suspense and terror has been entirely retranslated and is now UNABRIDGED AND UNCUT! The book includes a new story about Erik's past by J.-M. & Randy Lofficier and a portfolio of 45 all-new illustrations by renowned international artists.