Perfume

The Story of a Murderer
Product Number: EB00320691
Released: May 14, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780804152976
Publisher: Vintage
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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.

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Author(s): Patrick Suskind
Original Publish Date: May 14, 2014

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Author(s): Patrick Suskind
Narrator(s): Nigel Patterson
Product Number DD37552
Released: Jul 03, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Highbridge Company
ISBN: #9781684412426
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Author(s): Patrick Suskind
Narrator(s): Nigel Patterson
Product Number Z100108401
Released: Oct 30, 2018
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Publisher: Highbridge Company
ISBN: #9781684412433

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