Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

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Patrick Suskind's Perfume is a classic novel of death and sensuality in Paris 'In eighteenth-century France there lived a man who was one of the most gifted and abominable personages in an era that knew no lack of gifted and abominable personages. His name was Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, and if his name has been forgotten today, it is certainly not because Grenouille fell short of those more famous blackguards when it came to arrogance, misanthropy, immorality, or, more succinctly, wickedness, but because his gifts and his sole ambition were restricted to a domain that leaves no traces in history: to the fleeting realm of scent ...' 'An astonishing tour de force both in concept and execution' Guardian 'A fantastic tale of murder and twisted eroticism controlled by a disgusted loathing of humanity ...Clever, stylish, absorbing and well worth reading' Literary Review 'A meditation on the nature of death, desire and decay ...a remarkable debut' Peter Ackroyd, The New York Times Book Review 'Unlike anything else one has read. A phenomenon ...Everyone seems to want to get a whiff of this strange perfume, which will remain unique in contemporary literature' Figaro 'An ingenious and totally absorbing fantasy' Daily Telegraph 'Witty, stylish and ferociously absorbing' Observer Patrick Suskind was born near Munich, in 1949. He studied medieval and modern history at the University of Munich. His first play, The Double Bass, was written in 1980 and became an international success. His first novel, Perfume, became an internationally acclaimed bestseller. He is also the author of The Pigeon and Mr. Summer's Story, and a coauthor of the enormously successful German television series Kir Royal. Patrick Suskind lives and writes in Munich.

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An acclaimed bestseller and international sensation, Patrick Suskind's classic novel provokes a terrifying examination of what happens when one man's indulgence in his greatest passion-his sense of smell-leads to murder.
In the slums of eighteenth-century France, the infant Jean-Baptiste Grenouille is born with one sublime gift-an absolute sense of smell. As a boy, he lives to decipher the odors of Paris, and apprentices himself to a prominent perfumer who teaches him the ancient art of mixing precious oils and herbs. But Grenouille's genius is such that he is not satisfied to stop there, and he becomes obsessed with capturing the smells of objects such as brass doorknobs and frest-cut wood. Then one day he catches a hint of a scent that will drive him on an ever-more-terrifying quest to create the "ultimate perfume"-the scent of a beautiful young virgin. Told with dazzling narrative brillance, Perfume is a hauntingly powerful tale of murder and sensual depravity.
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"A fable of crimial genius.... Remarkable."
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"Superb storytelling all the way...the climax is a savage shocker."
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“Superb storytelling all the way...the climax is a savage shocker.”–The Cleveland Plain Dealer

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Descripción Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2010. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Patrick Suskind s Perfume is a classic novel of death and sensuality in Paris In eighteenth-century France there lived a man who was one of the most gifted and abominable personages in an era that knew no lack of gifted and abominable personages. His name was Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, and if his name has been forgotten today, it is certainly not because Grenouille fell short of those more famous blackguards when it came to arrogance, misanthropy, immorality, or, more succinctly, wickedness, but because his gifts and his sole ambition were restricted to a domain that leaves no traces in history: to the fleeting realm of scent . An astonishing tour de force both in concept and execution Guardian A fantastic tale of murder and twisted eroticism controlled by a disgusted loathing of humanity .Clever, stylish, absorbing and well worth reading Literary Review A meditation on the nature of death, desire and decay .a remarkable debut Peter Ackroyd, The New York Times Book Review Unlike anything else one has read. A phenomenon .Everyone seems to want to get a whiff of this strange perfume, which will remain unique in contemporary literature Figaro An ingenious and totally absorbing fantasy Daily Telegraph Witty, stylish and ferociously absorbing Observer Patrick Suskind was born near Munich, in 1949. He studied medieval and modern history at the University of Munich. His first play, The Double Bass, was written in 1980 and became an international success. His first novel, Perfume, became an internationally acclaimed bestseller. He is also the author of The Pigeon and Mr. Summer s Story, and a coauthor of the enormously successful German television series Kir Royal. Patrick Suskind lives and writes in Munich. Nº de ref. de la librería APG9780141041155

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Descripción Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2010. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Patrick Suskind s Perfume is a classic novel of death and sensuality in Paris In eighteenth-century France there lived a man who was one of the most gifted and abominable personages in an era that knew no lack of gifted and abominable personages. His name was Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, and if his name has been forgotten today, it is certainly not because Grenouille fell short of those more famous blackguards when it came to arrogance, misanthropy, immorality, or, more succinctly, wickedness, but because his gifts and his sole ambition were restricted to a domain that leaves no traces in history: to the fleeting realm of scent . An astonishing tour de force both in concept and execution Guardian A fantastic tale of murder and twisted eroticism controlled by a disgusted loathing of humanity .Clever, stylish, absorbing and well worth reading Literary Review A meditation on the nature of death, desire and decay .a remarkable debut Peter Ackroyd, The New York Times Book Review Unlike anything else one has read. A phenomenon .Everyone seems to want to get a whiff of this strange perfume, which will remain unique in contemporary literature Figaro An ingenious and totally absorbing fantasy Daily Telegraph Witty, stylish and ferociously absorbing Observer Patrick Suskind was born near Munich, in 1949. He studied medieval and modern history at the University of Munich. His first play, The Double Bass, was written in 1980 and became an international success. His first novel, Perfume, became an internationally acclaimed bestseller. He is also the author of The Pigeon and Mr. Summer s Story, and a coauthor of the enormously successful German television series Kir Royal. Patrick Suskind lives and writes in Munich. Nº de ref. de la librería APG9780141041155

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