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Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (Paperback)

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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-centu......more

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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.Translated from the German by John E. Woods.

Patrick Suskind was born in Ambach, 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. It was performed in Germany, in Switzerland, at the Edinburgh Festival, in London, and at the New Theatre in Brooklyn. 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. Mr. Suskind lives and writes in Munich.

Author:
Suskind, Patrick
Series Title:
Vintage International
Genre:
FICTION / Historical
Audience:
General/trade
Edition Detail:
Reprint
Format:
Paperback
Pages:
255
Language:
English
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Publish Date:
02/01/2001
Copyright Year:
20010601
ISBN:
9780375725845
Height:
8.0 in
Wdth:
5.25 in
Thickness:
0.75 in
Unit weight:
0.95 lb
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  • great read

    I loved the boo! I actually saw the movie first and loved the movie so much that I just had to read it!!! The book gives all the little details the movie left out. must read/ see! This is the Van Gogh of literature! The only thing I didnt like was the cover. It was beautiful, dont get me wrong just inappropriate, for my taste

    • How did the image on site compare with the actual product? No. The cover was of a naked woman. I had to cover it at work because it was inappropriate
    • How accurate was the on site description of the product? cover was different
    • Please tell us about the quality of the product. its a book and had all its pages were their
    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
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