Patrick Süskind - Perfume PDF Download eBookFirst published in 1985 in Germany (Das Parfum), Perfume: The Story of a Murderer is a gripping thriller novel written by Patrick Süskind. The book got wide attention. The novel digs deep into a quite unique subject, which is the sense of smell. It explores how scents are able to carry and convey different emotional meanings and how people perceive those meanings by catching the sense with their sense of smell.
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 brillance, Perfume is a hauntingly powerful tale of murder and sensual depravity.
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer PDF eBook Details
• Author: Patrick Süskind;
• Genre/Subject: Thriller;
• Language: English;
• PDF Pages: 199;
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• File Size: 1 MB;