Perfume

Perfume - Penguin Modern Classics

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Synopsis

'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.

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Book information

ISBN: 9780241420294
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Pub date:
Edition: Reprint
DEWEY: 833.914
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 8929
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 224g
Height: 129mm
Width: 198mm
Spine width: 14mm