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Perfume

The Story of a Murderer

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Description

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 brilliance, Perfume is a hauntingly powerful tale of murder and sensual depravity. 

Translated from the German by John E. Woods.

Customer Reviews

A Masterpiece !

A poignant story of a uniquely gifted man (kinda autistic savant ) who, haven't experienced human affection in life, connects to the world primarily through his sense of smell. Struggled through life looking for his place in this world but to no avail. It's unfortunate that many great talented young men go to waste all because they are born at wrong place at wrong time.

The movie was done in good taste. Music is awesome! 👍👍👍

Perfume
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  • $13.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Classics
  • Published: Sep 12, 1986
  • Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
  • Seller: Penguin Random House LLC
  • Print Length: 272 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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