This website uses cookies for analytical and functional purposes.

Trustpilot
MENU
Need Help?
Compare Selected 0

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer [9780141041155]

(No reviews yet) Write a Review
Patrick Suskind's Perfume is a classic novel of death and sensuality in Paris. 'In eighteenth-century France there lived a man who was one of the most gifted and abominable personages in an era that knew no lack of gifted and abominable personages. His name was Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, and if his name has been forgotten today, it is certainly not because Grenouille fell short of those more famous blackguards when it came to arrogance, misanthropy, immorality, or, more succinctly, wickedness, but because his gifts and his sole ambition were restricted to a domain that leaves no traces in history: to the fleeting realm of scent...' An astonishing tour de force both in concept and execution . ( Guardian ). A fantastic tale of murder and twisted eroticism controlled by a disgusted loathing of humanity...Clever, stylish, absorbing and well worth reading . ( Literary Review ). A meditation on the nature of death, desire and decay ...a remarkable debut . (Peter Ackroyd, The New York Times Book Review ). Unlike anything else one has read. A phenomenon...Everyone seems to want to get a whiff of this strange perfume, which will remain unique in contemporary literature . ( Figaro ). An ingenious and totally absorbing fantasy . ( Daily Telegraph ). Witty, stylish and ferociously absorbing . ( Observer ). Patrick Suskind was born near Munich, in 1949. He studied medieval and modern history at the University of Munich. His first play, The Double Bass , was written in 1980 and became an international success. His first novel, Perfume , became an internationally acclaimed bestseller. He is also the author of The Pigeon and Mr. Summer's Story , and a coauthor of the enormously successful German television series Kir Royal . Patrick Suskind lives and writes in Munich.
more
less
Free UK Delivery
rrp: £8.99
£7.28
(You save £1.71 )
Availability:
Delivery Usually In 6-15 Working Days
Add to Wish List
SKU:
9780141041155
ISBN13:
9780141041155
Availability:
Delivery Usually In 6-15 Working Days
Author:
Patrick Suskind
Publisher:
Penguin Books Ltd
Publication:
01-Apr-2010
Format:
Paperback
Pages:
272
Weight:
191 Grams
The Boy Mole Fox and The Horse cover photo

The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse [9781529105100]

The Sunday Times Bestseller and New York Times Bestseller. A book of hope for uncertain times. Enter the world of Charlie's four characters and unli…

rrp: £16.99
£11.68
Add to Cart
Delivery usually in 2-6 working days.
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer cover photo

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer [9780241973615]

Patrick Suskind's Perfume is a classic novel of death and sensuality in Paris, published as a Penguin Essential for the first time. 'In eighteenth-cen…

rrp: £8.99
£7.28
Add to Cart
Delivery Usually In 6-15 Working Days
Animal Farm: A Fairy Story cover photo

Animal Farm: A Fairy Story [9781846553547]

Animal Farm is one of the most famous warnings ever written. Orwell's immortal satire - 'against Stalin' as he wrote to his French translator - can b…

rrp: £12.99
£9.86
Add to Cart
Delivery Usually In 6-15 Working Days
Major Works of Charles Dickens: Great Expectations, Hard Times, Oliver Twist, A Christmas Carol, Bleak House, A Tale of Two Cities cover photo

Major Works of Charles Dickens: Great Expectations, Hard Times, Oliver Twist, A Christmas Carol, Bleak House, A Tale of Two Cities [9780141198415]

An exclusive and sumptuous boxed set of lavish, clothbound editions featuring 6 of Charles Dickens's major works. 2012 was the two-hundredth annivers…

rrp: £100.00
£66.55
Add to Cart
Delivery usually in 2-6 working days.
The Time Traveler's Wife cover photo

The Time Traveler's Wife [9780099464464]

This is the extraordinary love story of Clare and Henry who met when Clare was six and Henry was thirty-six, and were married when Clare was twenty-tw…

rrp: £8.99
£8.43
Add to Cart
Delivery Usually In 6-15 Working Days
How to be a Woman cover photo

How to be a Woman [9780091940744]

It's a good time to be a woman: we have the vote and the Pill, and we haven't been burnt as witches since 1727. However, a few nagging questions do re…

rrp: £9.99
£7.38
Add to Cart
Delivery usually in 2-6 working days.
As Time Went By cover photo

As Time Went By [9780735842489]

rrp: £12.99
£11.14
Add to Cart
Delivery Usually In 6-15 Working Days
Grow Fruit & Vegetables in Pots: Planting Advice & Recipes from Great Dixter cover photo

Grow Fruit & Vegetables in Pots: Planting Advice & Recipes from Great Dixter [9780714878614]

Expert planting advice for growing fruit and vegetables in pots from the acclaimed English garden - with 50 delicious recipes Beautifully illustrated,…

rrp: £24.95
£16.57
Not currently available.
Renaissance and Baroque Bronzes from the Hill Collection cover photo

Renaissance and Baroque Bronzes from the Hill Collection [9781907372636]

This richly illustrated and beautifully produced scholarly catalogue of the superlative collection of Renaissance and Baroque bronze figurative statue…

rrp: £65.00
£56.44
Add to Cart
Delivery Usually In 6-15 Working Days
Cheetham Hill, Crumpsall, Blackley & Moston Through Time cover photo

Cheetham Hill, Crumpsall, Blackley & Moston Through Time [9781445617725]

The medieval town of Manchester grew at the confluence of the River Irk and Irwell. The opening of the Bridgewater Canal signalled the start of the In…

rrp: £14.99
£14.81
Not currently available.