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Perfume: The Story of a Murderer | Study Guide

Patrick Süskind

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Overview

Author

Patrick Süskind

Year Published

1985

Type

Novel

Genre

Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

Perspective and Narrator

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer is narrated by a third-person omniscient narrator.

Tense

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer is told in the past tense.

About the Title

In Perfume: The Story of a Murderer perfume and scent are central to the plot. The main character, Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, has an acute sense of smell that he plans to exploit in order to achieve power over humanity. This quest leads him to murder over 20 virgin girls to "harvest" their scents for the purpose of creating powerfully intoxicating new perfumes.

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