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Perfume The Story of a Murderer

by Patrick Suskind

Part of the Penguin Essentials Series

Modern and Classic Literary Fiction The Evergreens

Perfume The Story of a Murderer Synopsis

'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 ...

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Perfume The Story of a Murderer Press Reviews

'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

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ISBN: 9780241973615
Publication date: 06/08/2015
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780141041155
Publication date: 01/04/2010
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780241973615
Publication date: 6th August 2015
Author: Patrick Suskind
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 272 pages
Genres: Literary Fiction, The Evergreens,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Patrick Suskind

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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