Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (Penguin Essentials)
Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, born in a Parisian slum and abandoned on the streets, discovers he has an extraordinary - near superhuman - sense of smell. As he sniffs his way across France, this gift is exploited by Grenouille to make the world´s most marvellous perfumes. Yet in seeking perfection in... show more
Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, born in a Parisian slum and abandoned on the streets, discovers he has an extraordinary - near superhuman - sense of smell. As he sniffs his way across France, this gift is exploited by Grenouille to make the world´s most marvellous perfumes. Yet in seeking perfection in his experiments, he realizes that a vital ingredient is missing for the perfenct scent: innocence.
As in order to get the ingredients he needs, he must capture it - whatever the price.
Publish date: 2015-08-06
Publisher: Penguin Books
Pages no: 263
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, Historical Fiction
, Literary Fiction
, German Literature
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