See also: Leroux
BiographyIt is high in Normandy with the college of Have. After having obtained the arts baccalaureat with Caen, it settles in Paris in October 1886 and is registered with the Faculty of Law. He becomes lawyer in 1890 and follows this occupation until in 1893. To round its ends of the month, he writes reports of lawsuit for the newspaper the Echo of Paris . His relation of the lawsuit of Auguste Vaillant, author of the attack of the House of Commons, falls under the eyes of Maurice Bunau-Varilla, director of the newspaper the Morning , which proposes in Leroux to become the legal chronicler of this daily newspaper, at the time most important of Paris. Leroux thus on the occasion to follow the lawsuit of characters who could have appeared in his novels, in particular the anarchists launchers of bombs. Starting from 1901, become international reporter, it accomplishes many voyages in France and abroad, in particular in Spain and with the Morocco. With the Morning , it makes appear in 1903 a serial, the Treasure hunter , who appears the following year under the title the Double life of Théophraste Longuet . From June 1904 at March 1906, he is the permanent special correspondent of the Matin in Russia and assists, for this reason, with bloody the first steps of the collapse of the empire of the tsars.
WorkIts novel the Mystery of the yellow room , masterpiece of ingeniousness which will inspire the surrealist , is worth success in 1908 to him. It continues to write novels in the same vein, the Phantom of the Opera in 1910, the bloody Headstock in 1923 and the series of the Darling-Bibi starting from 1913. Its last novel, the Attic of gold , appears in 1927.
Its character Joseph Rouletabille, young apprentice to defer to the deductive intelligence out of the commun run, which appears for the first time in the Mystery of the yellow room , becomes the hero of other novels such as the Perfume of the lady in black , Rouletabille at the tsar and the Crime of Rouletabille .
In 1918, with in particular Rene Navarre, the interpreter of the Fantômas of Louis Feuillade, and Arthur Bernède, it founds with Nice the Société of Cinéromans. Before it is repurchased by Pathé-Cinema, it contributes as producer, scenario writer and teller (in the Morning ) with the first four productions of this company:
- New the Dawn (1919), 16 episodes
- Conceal-the-death (1920), 12 episodes, in which his/her Madeleine daughter, 13 years old, holds the role of Canzonetta
- the Seven of clover (1921), 12 episodes
- Rouletabille in the gipsies (1922), 10 episodes
Works of Gaston Leroux were the subject of many adaptations to the cinema, the radio and on television.
Gaston Leroux was in addition a solved adversary of the Capital punishment, against which it militated in particular through his part the House of the judges .
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