Perfume: The Story of a Murderer por Patrick Süskind

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer por Patrick Süskind

Titulo del libro: Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

Autor: Patrick Süskind

Número de páginas: 263 páginas

Fecha de lanzamiento: April 1, 2010

ISBN: 0141041153

Editor: Penguin Books

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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.

Told with dazzling narrative brillance, Perfume is a hauntingly powerful tale of murder and sensual depravity.