The Story of A Murderer
Süskind, Patrick (Book - 2001)
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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 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.
Authors: Süskind, Patrick
Uniform Title: Parfum. English
Title: Perfume
the story of a murderer
Publisher: New York : Vintage International, 2001
Edition: 1st Vintage International ed
Characteristics: 255 p. ;,21 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Patrick Süskind ; translated from the German by John E. Woods
Notes: "Originally published in German as Das Parfum."
Additional Contributors: Woods, John E. (John Edwin)
ISBN: 0375725849
Branch Call Number: FICTION SUSKIND 2001
Subject Headings: Perfumes industry Fiction Murder Fiction Paris (France) Fiction
Topical Term: Perfumes industry
LCCN: 2001266299
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