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Perfume

Perfume

(1976)
The Story of a Murderer
A novel by

 
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World Fantasy
An acclaimed bestseller and international sensation, Patrick Suskind's classic novel provokes a terrifying examination of what happens when one man's indulgence in his greatest passion - his sense of smell - leads to murder.

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 brilliance, Perfume is a hauntingly powerful tale of murder and sensual depravity. 

Translated from the German by John E. Woods.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

Genre: Mystery
 
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Hardback Editions

September 1986 : USA Hardback
Title: Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
Author(s): Patrick Suskind
ISBN: 0394550846 / 9780394550848 (USA edition)
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
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April 1998 : UK Hardback
Title: Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (Windsor Selections)
Author(s): Patrick Suskind
ISBN: 0754011003 / 9780754011002 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C
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December 1969 : UK Hardback
Title: Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (Bloomsbury Classic Series)
Author(s): Patrick Suskind
ISBN: 0747519676 / 9780747519676 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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June 1987 : UK Hardback
Title: Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (ISIS Large Print)
Author(s): Patrick Suskind
ISBN: 1850891834 / 9781850891833 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Large Print Books
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1987 : USA Hardback
Title: Perfume: The story of a murderer (Landmark books)
Author(s): Patrick Suskind
ISBN: 1557360200 / 9781557360205 (USA edition)
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
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October 1986 : Hardback
Title: Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
Author(s): T Janeway Carol Brown, Woods John, Suskind Patrick
ISBN: 555163048X / 9785551630487
Publisher: E Alfred A. Knopf
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September 1986 : UK Hardback
Title: Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
Author(s): Patrick Suskind
ISBN: 0241119197 / 9780241119198 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton Ltd
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Paperback Editions

December 2010 : UK Paperback
Title: Perfume
Author(s): Patrick Suskind
ISBN: 0141198141 / 9780141198149 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
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March 2010 : UK Paperback
Title: Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
Author(s): Patrick Suskind
ISBN: 0141041153 / 9780141041155 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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September 2008 : UK Paperback
Title: Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (Popular Penguins)
Author(s): Patrick Suskind
ISBN: 0141037504 / 9780141037509 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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September 2007 : UK Paperback
Title: Perfume (Penguin Modern Classics)
Author(s): Patrick Suskind
ISBN: 0141189193 / 9780141189192 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
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April 2007 : UK Paperback
Title: Perfume
Author(s): Patrick Suskind
ISBN: 0141033509 / 9780141033501 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
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2006 : UK Paperback
Title: Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
Author(s): Patrick Suskind
ISBN: 0141031379 / 9780141031378 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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November 2006 : UK Paperback
Title: Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
Author(s): Patrick Suskind
ISBN: 0141029048 / 9780141029047 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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November 2006 : USA Paperback
Title: Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (Vintage International)
Author(s): Patrick Suskind
ISBN: 0307277763 / 9780307277763 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage Books USA
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October 2006 : UK Paperback
Title: Perfume
Author(s): Patrick Suskind
ISBN: 014103100X / 9780141031002 (UK edition)
Publisher: PENGUIN UK
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January 2006 : UK Paperback
Title: Perfume: the Story of a Murderer (Read Red)
Author(s): Patrick Suskind
ISBN: 0141023597 / 9780141023595 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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May 2002 : UK Paperback
Title: Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
Author(s): Patrick Suskind
ISBN: 014009993x / 9780140099935 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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November 2005 : Paperback
Title: Perfume
Author(s): Patrick Suskind
ISBN: 8432216984 / 9788432216985
Publisher: Editorial Seix Barral, S.A.
Availability: Amazon UK   

1987 : UK Paperback
Title: Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (International Writers)
Author(s): Patrick Suskind
ISBN: 0140120831 / 9780140120837 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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February 2001 : USA Paperback
Title: Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
Author(s): Patrick Suskind
ISBN: 0375725849 / 9780375725845 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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January 1999 : UK Paperback
Title: Perfume
Author(s): Patrick Suskind
ISBN: 0140278850 / 9780140278859 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin UK
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November 1991 : USA Paperback
Title: Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
Author(s): Patrick Suskind
ISBN: 0671749609 / 9780671749606 (USA edition)
Publisher: Washington Square Pr
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August 1992 : UK Paperback
Title: Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (Penguin International Writers)
Author(s): Patrick Suskind
ISBN: 0140172912 / 9780140172911 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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September 1987 : UK Paperback
Title: Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (King Penguin)
Author(s): Patrick Suskind
ISBN: 0140092447 / 9780140092448 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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September 1987 : USA Paperback
Title: Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
Author(s): Patrick Suskind
ISBN: 0671643703 / 9780671643706 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pocket
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August 1987 : USA Paperback
Title: Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
Author(s): Patrick Suskind
ISBN: 0671725955 / 9780671725952 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pocket Books (Mm)
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June 1987 : USA Paperback
Title: Perfume
Author(s): Patrick Suskind
ISBN: 0671646761 / 9780671646769 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pocket Books
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Audio Editions

February 1996 : UK Audio Cassette
Title: Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
Author(s): Patrick Suskind
ISBN: 0140862919 / 9780140862911 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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November 2006 : UK Audio CD
Title: Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
Author(s): Patrick Suskind
ISBN: 0141806885 / 9780141806884 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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June 1994 : USA Audio Cassette
Title: Perfume
Author(s): Patrick Suskind
ISBN: 0394563328 / 9780394563329 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House (a)
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Kindle Editions

May 2014 : USA Kindle edition
Title: Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (Vintage International)
Author(s): Patrick Suskind

Publisher: Vintage
Availability: Amazon   

 


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