Author Examines Worldwide Popularity of The Phantom of the Opera

Why is The Phantom of the Opera so popular? Vicki Hopkins believes it is the cry of the Phantom's heart as penned by Gaston Leroux, "All I wanted was to be loved for myself."
By: Vicki Hopkins
May 30, 2009 - PRLog -- Approximately 100,000,000 million fans have flocked to see The Phantom of the Opera on stage since its release in 1986, and millions anxiously await Love Never Dies, the upcoming Webber sequel due for release in 2010.   Its popularity never ends, and every day people worldwide search the Internet seeking answers to questions on various aspects of the story.  

In January of 2008, Vicki began answering those questions in an obscure blog that blossomed into worldwide readership.   Phantom fans from 95 countries have enjoyed her candid insights.  After popular demand from faithful readers to place her writing into book form, Lessons From The Phantom of the Opera was released by Xlibris Corporation on May 1, 2009.  

Vicki examines the story in a new and unique way.   The book steps behind the scenes and dissects the characters, emotions, hidden symbolism, and key events. It leads its readers on an emotional journey studying all aspects of Leroux’s original work to Webber’s popular musical and movie versions.  Personal reflection is encouraged, and the author poses questions to incite further thought and reflection on the reader’s part.  As a result, lessons and life applications emerge for everyone to enjoy.  

Already a hit with fans, Lessons From The Phantom of the Opera is unique and unlike any other Phantom review on the market.  It works well as a personal study journal for individuals or a companion-teaching tool for educators to Gaston Leroux’s original novel.

Available through Xlibris Corporation, Amazon, or Barnes & Noble.
ISBN# 978-1-4415-2374-7

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About the Author:

Vicki is a writer who touches her readers by penning heartfelt emotional journeys. She challenges individuals to ponder and question life's experiences, while encouraging and giving hope in the process. She hosts a variety of blogs on the Internet, as well as writing informative articles. Her first fiction novel is scheduled for release through Xlibris in late 2009. A paralegal by day and a writer by night, Vicki finds joy in touching hearts through her words. She resides in the Pacific Northwest.
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