歌剧魅影(英文版)
The Phantom of the Opera

  • 作   者:

    卡斯顿·勒胡
    Gaston Leroux

  • 出版社:

    外语教学与研究出版社
    Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press

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西方文学界华丽与诡异完美结合的巅峰之作,有着离奇哀婉、令人扼腕的人“鬼”悲情,骇人听闻的罪恶勾当,匪夷所思的悬念场景。

《歌剧魅影》是西方文学界浪漫与惊悚完美结合的“永恒佳作”,神秘浪漫的情节和惊险悬疑的气氛,可以让人们在华丽的巴黎歌剧院内经历一场奇幻的体验。

依此作品改编的同名音乐剧《歌剧魅影》同《猫》、《西贡小姐》和《悲惨世界》并称世界“四大音乐剧”,并位列其首。该剧一经上演便风靡全球,是百老汇历史上最长寿的音乐剧。

《歌剧魅影》是一部充满悬疑色彩的爱情小说。故事的主人公艾利克是一个有知识、有灵性的作曲家,天生一副好歌喉,同时还是一名优秀的建筑师。然而,他只能像幽灵一样带着面具生活在巴黎歌剧院幽暗的地下室里。他从不以真面目示人,因为面具之下是一张丑陋不堪的脸。不幸的身世造就了他扭曲的个性,使他不断地与人为敌,甚至在歌剧院内制造了一连串的恐怖事件。后来,他爱上了美丽的女演员克里斯蒂娜,并开始教她唱歌,使她一跃成为剧坛新宠。直到女主人公青梅竹马的恋人拉乌尔出现,艾利克偏执病态的性格彻底爆发。于是,一个骇人听闻,令人毛骨悚然,悲惨恐怖的爱情故事在巴黎歌剧院的地下上演了。

The Phantom of the Opera was first published as a serialisation in Le Gaulois from September 23, 1909, to January 8, 1910. 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.The long-ago mysteries of the great opera house in Paris have never been explained. Why did so many terrible tragedies happen there? Why did everyone flee from it in fear? This gripping story about the “opera ghost” and the beautiful singer he loves launched one of the most popular musicals in Broadway history—and it serves up enough thrills, chills, and surprises to keep even the most reluctant reader fascinated.

卡斯顿·勒胡(Gaston Leroux,1868—1927),20世纪初法国最杰出的推理小说家之一,在法国有“永恒的记者”之称,被誉为“通俗小说奇才”。毕业后在一家律师事务所当书记员,业余创作随笔和短篇小说。1890年开始涉身报业,曾作为特派记者周游世界各地。1900年开始创作长篇小说。他的小说风格诡异,擅长以不可思议的内容和场景来营造恐怖玄异的气氛,并在恐怖中淋漓尽致地表达人性。他的《黄色房间之谜》被誉为“不可模仿、不可超越的推理小说杰作”。代表作《歌剧魅影》被多次搬上舞台和荧幕。

Gaston Leroux (6 May 1868– 15 April 1927) , a French journalist and author of detective fiction, was born in Paris in 1868. His experiences as a crime reporter and war correspondent for a French newspaper gave him the background to create his popular novels. He was one of the originators of the detective story, and his young fictional detective, Joseph Rouletabile, was the forerunner of many reporter-detective characters in modern fiction. Two of Leroux’s best-known mysteries are The Perfume of the Lady in Black and The Mystery of the Yellow Room, which is considered one of the finest “locked room” mysteries ever written. A second series of suspense adventures featured an old rascal named Cheri-Bibi. But Leroux’s most enduring work is, of course, The Phantom of the Opera, which was first published in 1910. Leroux died in Nice, France, in 1927.

Is It the Ghost? It was the evening on which MM. Debienne and Poligny, the managers of the Opera, were giving a last gala performance to mark their retirement. Suddenly the dressing-room of La Sorelli, one of the principal dancers, was invaded by half-a-dozen young ladies of the ballet, who had come up from the stage after “dancing” Polyeucte. They rushed in amid great confusion, some giving vent to forced and unnatural laughter, others to cries of terror.

  • Prologue
  • Chapter I Is it the Ghost?
  • Chapter II The New Margarita
  • Chapter III The Mysterious Reason
  • Chapter IV Box Five
  • Chapter V The Enchanted Violin
  • Chapter VI A Visit to Box Five
  • Chapter VII Faust and What Followed
  • Chapter VIII The Mysterious Brougham
  • Chapter IX At the Masked Ball
  • Chapter X Forget the Name of the Man's Voice
  • Chapter XI Above the Trap-Doors
  • Chapter XII Apollo's Lyre
  • Chapter XIII A Master-Stroke of the Trap-Door Lover
  • Chapter XIV The Singular Attitude of a Safety-Pin
  • Chapter XV Christine! Christine!
  • Chapter XVI Mme. Giry's Astounding Revelations as to Her Personal Relations with the Opera Ghost
  • Chapter XVII The Safety-Pin Again
  • Chapter XVIII The Commissary, The Viscount and the Persian
  • Chapter XIX The Viscount and the Persian
  • Chapter XX In the Cellars of the Opera
  • Chapter XXI Interesting and Instructive Vicissitudes of a Persian in the Cellars of the Opera
  • Chapter XXII In the Torture Chamber
  • Chapter XXIII The Tortures Begin
  • Chapter XXIV "Barrels!... Barrels!... Any Barrels to Sell?"
  • Chapter XXV The Scorpion or the Grasshopper: Which?
  • Chapter XXVI The End of the Ghost's Love Story
  • Epilogue
  • The Paris Opera House
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  • He had heard A MAN'S VOICE in the dressing-room, saying,... 全部评论(2) 去书内

    In a drama, there is often a female character who are loved by two males, sometimes I think it lack some reality, however most of the audiences tend to love this kind of plot. Maybe people enjoy being loved more than loving somebody.

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  • "A safety-pin!... somebody give me a safety-pin!" 全部评论(1) 去书内

    “Moncharmin, I‘ve had enough of this!” “Richard, I’ve had too much of it!” “Do you dare to suspect me?”……”…A safety-pin! …somebody give me a safety-pin!”

    The dialogue between the two managers was really funny! They doubt about each other that stole the money. It also showed that their care for money. So they thought of a “clever” idea: fasten Richard with a safety pin! Then they were crazy about finding a safety-pin, even ignoring the unbelievable disappearance of Christine!

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  • The two black feathers on the dingy bonnet, which usually... 全部评论(1) 去书内

    Funny scene! The manager who had great power was forced to recede by an old woman! And the description of the feathers was interesting! It seemed that the feathers was as astonished as its owner!

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  • But, suddenly, he raised himself on his elbow. A cold sweat... 全部评论(1) 去书内

    These paragraphs was wonderful! Undoubtedly, no matter whether the eyes belonged to Erik, Raoul was really frightened, because Erik was an enemy who always in the shadow. Maybe Erik knew him a lot but he almost knew nothing about Erik. We could felt the tension in the dark from the description. “The eyes” were like the nightmare, which kept him think of the horrible Erik. Besides, we had to say that Raoul was smart and brave because he shot at “the eyes”, though this action made others shocked and confused. At last, Raoul couldn’t tell that it was Erik or not. The fear had influenced his judgement. He could hardly give himself a powerful explanation, so how could he tell others that he was not insane? The atmosphere was increasingly tense, and the storm was coming!

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  • "Why, my dear, he knows all about it! He said, 'I... 全部评论(1) 去书内

    Two men and a woman, the story like that was bound to be complicated and tangled. Raoul and Erik both loved Christine very much, but the irresolution of Christine made two of them confused and painful. Maybe unlike Raoul and Erik who loved one woman wholeheartedly and paid all their attention on her, she divided her love (or concentration) into two part: one for Raoul, the other for Erik. So she couldn’t feel that pain or unhappiness caused by uncertainty, and the bad influence brought by her hesitation.

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  • He kissed her lips; but the night that surrounded them was... 全部评论(1) 去书内

    Rather than the description of surrounding, it was more like the description of Erik’s feeling. He hid in the shadow, listening to everything they talked, included the plan of escape. The only one he loved was eager to run away from him. His heart fell apart. And anger, jealousy usurped his heart. He was the night-bird, staring the couple with hostility. No matter how they fled, the storm, created by the ghost of the Opera, Erik, was unavoidable.

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  • "You are frightened... but do you love me? If Erik were... 全部评论(1) 去书内

    (“No, of course not… Why, you love him! Your fear, your terror, all of that is just love and love of the most……a man who lives in a palace underground!”

    “You are frightened… but do you love me? If Erik were good-looking, would you love me, Christine?”)

    These two sentence both came from Raoul. It was not hard to know that Raoul still doubted the relationship with Christine. He absolutely loved her, but he could not be sure that Christine loved him, too. Because her care for Erik overwhelmed a lot. He was jealous and he seized each chance to make sure whether Christine truly loved him. So the jealousy also showed that the relationship between Christine and Erik was complicated. And it was a safe bet that the answer of the second question was not easy to give for Christine, actually, though she gave the answer immediately during that time.

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  • Leaning over me, he cried, 'Look! You want to see! See!... 全部评论(1) 去书内

    It was probably the most emotional scene! Before Christine took off his mask, Erik kept his politeness and gentleness even if he got an appearance which made others uncomfortable. But when Christine took off his mask, he became a beast, a monster, roaring his anger. His dark side was exposed. His tone was filled with irony and the hate of being taken off his mask. Actually, his madness was just disguise of his weakness. He was extremely inconvenient to himself. So he became angry and crazed, pretending to be the king of triumph. The more crazed he became, the more pathetic he was in reality.

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  • I felt as if I were entering the room of a dead person. The... 全部评论(1) 去书内

    Just like what Christine felt, it was the very dead man’s room. The life underground made Erik differ from the common people. He was extremely lonely, and nobody loved him. So the life for him was meaningless. So he decorated his room as the dead man’s room, which represented that he was nothing but a walking dead. However, music gave him soul, taught him what emotion was. Music was everything for him. So there was an enormous stave of music in his room. But it was like a cup of water, and you couldn’t put out a big fire with it. The unusual and unfortunate life made his twisted, and hurt him merciless. Music couldn’t save him. So the music of him was also full of anger and hostility. It was a tool to vent his feelings. And there was nothing could truly cure his heart and mind.

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  • And yet the time is at hand; I have only a day left; and, if I... 全部评论(1) 去书内

    The horrible Erik, the ghost of the Opera, the demon, kneeled down before a female and begged for her stay. He was terrible, and he made thousands of people scared to death. But actually, he just a poor guy living underground. Maybe he had been familiar with loneliness. And maybe he never knew what love was and how to love. So he begged, cried, and kept Christine away from others. He was like a child who never got a toy and when he finally got one he grabbed it tightly. His press on Christine made her breathless. So Christine also begged Raoul to take her go. Now the story became clear a little. Next would be a fight among Raoul, Christine and Erik.

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