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Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (1985) [Novel]
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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 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.

Original title: Das Parfüm
Original languages: German

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Genre: FictionGeneral Fiction
FictionFantasyLiterary Fantasy

Edition #1: Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (1986)
Awards: World Fantasy Award: Novel (1987)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: John E. Woods
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Perfume (2001)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Vintage Books
ISBN: 0375725849
Pages: 272

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Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (1991)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Washington Square Press
ISBN: 0671749609
Dimensions: 5.2 x 8 x 1 in
Pages: 310

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