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Who translated the 1995 Penguin Popular Classics version of "The Phantom of the Opera"?

According to the Phantompedia Wiki, there are five English translations of Le Fantôme de l'Opéra: one by the Dutch-English journalist, literary critic and translator Alexander Teixeira de Mattos ...
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Who translated the 1995 Penguin Popular Classics version of "The Phantom of the Opera"?

TLDR: The original translation was a work for hire, and so did not have the translator's name in it. When Penguin Classics reprinted it, they did not bother to add the translator's name. The 1911 ...
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What does "Oaths are made to catch gulls with" mean?

The original text is: —Quoi? fit-il, tu sais bien que je ne tiens pas mes serments. Les serments sont faits pour attraper les nigauds. “What?” he said. “You know very well that I don’t keep my oaths. ...
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What does it mean to “die game”?

Here is the entire sentence from the English translation on Wikisource: During this time, the farewell ceremony was taking place. I have already said that this magnificent function was being given ...
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How many people did the Phantom of the Opera kill?

I'm pretty sure there is no fully confirmed murder. Daroga wasn't bothering Erik before the events of the book and I'm pretty sure he stated he started doing it because Erik wasn't supposed to kill ...
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