A half-crazed, disfigured musician living in the labyrinthine cellars of the Paris Opera House creates a series of strange and mysterious events to further the career of a beautiful young singer. Leroux's tale of the phantom is widely regarded as one of the most famous of all horror stories, yet that fame is based primarily on various film and stage versions. The book -- often neglected and seldom in print -- offers readers the original and complete saga of this immortal figure.