Balaoo by Gaston Leroux

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Written in 1911 by Gaston Leroux, the author renowned for such mysteries as The Perfume Of The Lady In Black and The Phantom Of The Opera, BALAOO is the extraordinary black fable of a pithecanthrope, or monkey-man, created by a scientist and raised as human in a small French village. Unfortunately Balaoo, the creature in question, is endowed with immense strength and a ferocious temper, which leads him to murder and an eventual chase by police over the rooftops of Paris. BALAOO has been filmed several times, first by Victorin-Hippolyte Jasset in 1913, and later as The Wizard (1927) and Dr. Renault's Secret (1942).

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GASTON LEROUX (1868–1927) was a prolific French journalist, playwright, and mystery novelist.MIREILLE RIBIÈRE is a freelance author and translator.JANN MATLOCK is a senior lecturer in the French department at University College London.
Published September 11, 2013 by Elektron Ebooks. 287 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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