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Title:Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
Format Type:Ebook
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Publisher:Penguin Books
ISBN:0140120831
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Number of Pages:263
Category:Fiction, Historical fiction, Classics, Horror, Mystery

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer by Patrick Süskind, John E. Woods

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Perfume: The Story of a Murderer 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 fresh 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

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