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Perfume : the Story of a Murderer

Author: Patrick Suskind; John E Woods
Publisher: New York : Vintage International, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Di 1 banView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Historical fiction
Fiction
Translations
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patrick Suskind; John E Woods
ISBN: 0375725849 9780375725845
OCLC Number: 972061820
Notes: Originally published in German as Das Parfum.
Description: 255 pages ; 20 cm
Other Titles: Das Parfum
Story of a Murderer
Responsibility: Patrick Suskind ; translated from the German by John E. Woods.

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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,Perfumeis a hauntingly powerful tale of murder and sensual depravity. Translated from the German by John E. Woods.

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