THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA | AUTHORS: GASTON LEROUX / STJEPAN JURAS | PUBLISHED: AUGUST 2021 | PAPERBACK, 222 PAGES
Beyond any doubt, ‘Phantom of the Opera’ is a literary masterpiece to leave you breathless. The story, first published long ago in 1909, is one that becomes more relevant and fresher with every passing year. Whether through Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber’s equally famous musical or popular songs with the same name or theme, people will continue to venerate Gaston Leroux’s work. Many actors, musicians, painters, sculptors, directors, authors and poets have paid homage to this masterpiece through films, music, sculptures, theatrical productions and TV series, and in many other ways, and Iron Maiden weren’t the exception, nor could they be. Not only is their management company named ‘Phantom Management’, this Iron Maiden song was critical for their career as a whole, and in this book, you’ll find out why I make this claim.
IRON MAIDEN AND CLASSIC LITERATURE
From ‘Phantom of the Opera’ to ‘Brave New World’, Iron Maiden and classic literature have always been an integral part of the secret formula that’s fueled the imaginations of millions of people, taking two masterpieces – the musical and the literary – to form ultimate creations as though from the hand of some ‘higher power’. ‘Dune’, ‘Hamlet, ‘Lord of the Flies’, ‘The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner’, ‘Name of the Rose’, ‘Julius Caesar’ and many other legendary works of literature are part and parcel of Iron Maiden’s discography. In this series of unique educational books, ‘Iron Maiden and Classic Literature’, for the first time in history I’ll take you on a magical journey where art and the imagination erase all boundaries, merging beautifully into songs that have become part of the soundtrack to our lives.