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Das Parfum, a contemporary novel, which at first sight stands out for the extensive and astonishing descriptions it contains, hides behind it the story of a young man who lives submerged in the misery of his own being due to his inability to love and the profound social and family rejection that has accompanied him throughout his life. The existential emptiness, the craving for power, the loneliness, the identity problem of the subject and many other aspects emerge from the work in a discreet but at the same time shocking way, where in any case it is not difficult to end up feeling.

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Pachnidło: [historia pewnego mordercy]
2008, Świat Książki
in Polish
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El perfume: Historia de un asesino
2006, Booket, Seix Barral
Paperback in Spanish
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Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
2006, Penguin Books
Paperback in English
Cover of: Xiang shui
Xiang shui: yi ge mou sha fan de gu shi = Das parfum
2005, Shanghai yi wen chu ban she
in Chinese - 880-03 Di 1 ban.
Cover of: Le parfum
Le parfum: histoire d'un meurtrier : roman
2003, Fayard
in French
Cover of: Perfume
Perfume: the story of a murderer
2001, Vintage International
in English - 1st Vintage International ed.
Cover of: Parfi︠u︡mer
Parfi︠u︡mer: istorii︠a︡ odnogo ubiĭt︠s︡y : roman
1999, Azbuka, Amfora
in Russian
Cover of: Das Parfum
Das Parfum: Die Geschichte eines Mörders
December 31, 1998, Diogenes Verlag AG
Paperback in German
Cover of: Das Parfum
Das Parfum: Die Geschichte Eines Morders
June 1994, Diogenes
Paperback in German
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El perfume: Historia de un asesino
1992, RBA
Hardcover in Spanish
Cover of: Perfume
Perfume: Perfume
November 1, 1991, Washington Square Press
Paperback in English

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First Sentence

"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."

The Physical Object

8 x 5.2 x 1 inches
9.6 ounces

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