Gaston Leroux
1868-1927
 

Gaston Leroux was born in Paris, France. After leaving school, he studied law. In 1890, he became a court reporter for L'Echo de Paris. His reports on famous trials enhanced his reputation. It was not long before Le Matin, one of the most important French newspapers made him one of their leading journalists. In his late thirties, he decided to become a novelist. His novels were originally written as serials for daily newspapers or magazines. Leroux is best known for his novel 'Le Fantome de l'Opera'. Not all his novels are translated into English.

 

Titles and year of publication:
 
 1) The Mystery of the Yellow Room (Also published as: Murder in the Bedroom [1945])  1908 (France 1908)
 2) The Double Life (Also published as: The Man with the Black Feather [1912])  1909 (France 1904)
 3) The Perfume of the Lady in Black  1909 (France 1909)
 4) The Phantom of the Opera  1911 (France 1910)
 5) Balaoo  1913 (France 1911)
 6) The Secret of the Night  1914 (France 1913)
 7) The Bride of the Sun  1915 (France 1913)
 8) The Man Who Came Back from the Dead  1916 (France 1916)
 9) The Amazing Adventures of Carolus Herbert  1922 (France 1917)
10) The Veiled Prisoner  1923 (France 1917)
11) The Floating Prison (Also published as: Wolves of the Sea [1923])  1923 (France 1913)
12) Cheri-Bibi and Cecily (Also published as: Missing Men: The Return of Cheri-Bibi [1923])  1923 (France 1916)
13) Cheri-Bibi, Mystery Man (Also published as: The Dark Road [1924])  1924 (France 1921)
14) The Slave Bangle (Also published as: The Phantom Clue [1926])  1925 (France 1914)
15) The Burgled Heart (Also published as: The New Terror [1926])  1925 (France 1920)
16) The Dancing Girl (Also published as: Nomads of the Night [1925])  1925 (France 1921)
17) The Adventures of a Coquette  1926 (France 1924)
18) The Sleuth Hound (Also published as: The Octopus of Paris [1927])  1926 (France 1914)
19) The Son of Three Fathers  1927 (France 1924)
20) The New Idol  1928 (France 1926)
21) The Masked Man  1929 (France 1920)
22) The Midnight Lady  1930 (France 1910)
23) The Man of a Hundred Masks (US Title: The Man of a Hundred Faces [1930])  1930 (France 1917)
24) Lady Helena; or, the Mysterious Lady  1931 (France 1929)
25) The Haunted Chair  1931 (France 1909)
26) The Missing Archduke  1931 (France 1910)
27) The Kiss That Killed  1934 (France 1923)
28) The Machine to Kill  1934 (France 1923)

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