Perfume - Penguin Modern Classics (Paperback)Patrick Suskind (author)
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'Witty, stylish and ferociously absorbing' Observer
Jean-Baptiste Grenouille is abandoned on the filthy streets of eighteenth-century Paris as a baby, but grows up to discover he has an extraordinary gift: a sense of smell more powerful than any other human's. Gradually he learns how to exploit this gift in the art of creating the most sublime perfumes in France. Yet there is one scent he cannot capture: the scent of an innocent young virgin. In order to perfect his experiments, he must have this final ingredient, at any cost. A cult international bestseller, Perfume is a bewitching, darkly humorous fable of desire, obsession and death.
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 224 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 17 mm
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Although a little slow to start with, this is a brilliant story and gets more and more weird and twisted as it progresses. The descriptions of scenery and smells are fantastic and I felt like I was with Grenouille as... More
“A must buy!”
Thrilling and gothic, this book is defiantly up there with Oscar Wilde’s ‘The Picture of Dorian Grey’.
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This deliciously dark novella is original and shocking in a way that is redolent of 'The Wasp Factory.' The anti hero Grenouille is inhuman in a way that questions whether some individuals are born evil.... More
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