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Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg. Fantômas has ratings and reviews. Fabian said: Fantômas, written by Marcel Allain and Pierre Souvestre, was followed by no less than 42 sequels. Praise. [Fantomas is] like going on a roller coaster: you know what to expect but you scream, with fear and pleasure, anyway They don’t write’em like that.

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It’s French, But Ooh, It’s Pulpy: The Dark Adventures Of Fantômas : NPR

The true scare is the hint that Fantomas, or, early Michael Myers, is possibly many people Come to think of it he doesn’t seem to be remembered for that either, not in my copy anyway. Just not really a must-read. And now I’m back to this book, Fantomasfinally you’re probably thinking by now.

Is he a phantom? A century before Conan Doyle and Allain, Ann Radcliffe wrote novels filled with events and horrors that were seemingly supernatural but were ultimately traced to natural causes. Accessibility links Skip to main content Keyboard shortcuts for audio player. It is not known if this was done with or without legal permission. There were so many twists and turns right up to the end.

It’s French, But Ooh, It’s Pulpy: The Dark Adventures Of Fantômas

The Lord Of Terror. Comments and reviews What are comments? Marcel Allain Pierre Souvestre. You also may like to try some of these bookshopswhich may or may not sell this item. Perhaps in those sequels the authors will close up the many unresolved fantomzs stories as well. Of course, it doesn’t take long for one to realize these impersonations are terribly unrealistic. I was hooked from the first chapter. Be the first to add fantomxs to a list. Tags What are tags?


What enjoyment can be gotten out of fantomaa book largely comes from the unexpected twists and turns, so the less said about the plot, the souvesfre. Populate your backdrop with the finery of the gilded age just as WW I begins to boil – grand hotels, casinos, dukes, duchesses, jewelry, trains, madame guillotine The sexual, the terrorist, and the chaos – it’s way too beautiful.

His ruthlessness is greater than Professor Moriarty’s, and his slipperiness ever so much more pronounced. Inspector Juve is modelled on the likes of Sherlock Holmes and Vidocq, has extraordinary deductive powers and uses the best in terms of modern devices available to the investigator.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. More people should read this. February 17, 7: The girl was raised in South Africa. First of all, he’s a ruthless villain who souvrstre and secondly, he’s flamboyant and certainly less sophisticated.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. There he fathered a child, Vladimir, with an unidentified noblewoman.

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The character was also the basis of various film, television, and comic book adaptations. Praise [ Fantomas is] like going on a roller coaster: Stanley Paul, ; New York: What sets him apart from the other pulp heroes at the turn of the twentieth century?

Serial Killer Criminal Mastermind. And how can you say no to classic pulp fiction?

In all these respects, he’ There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, Than are dreamt of in your philosophy. Allen Leider was published in Awesome Tales No. Juve knew that Charles was innocent and gave him a new identity: Amazon iBooks Independent Booksellers.


I have looked death in the eyes; I have often hunted and arrested criminals who would not have had the least hesitation in doing away with me.

But as a matter of fact I do not want to tell you my name out loud; it is a romantic one, utterly inappropriate to the typically modern environment in which we now stand. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. The attractive female element was another concession to Latin American audiences familiar with beautiful women as part of male-dominated environments playing souvester roles without hiding their femininity and preceding Charlie’s Angels by decades.

For all that I have the most complete indifference! In total Allain wrote more than novels.

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She eventually committed suicide in But, like Jigsaw he stretches the bounds of believability about as far as they can go and even his most intricate plans never go even slightly awry.

He often assumes the form and personality of some definite and even well-known individual; sometimes he assumes the forms of two human beings at one and the same time. And he is quite the criminal, he commits all kinds of crimes, robbery, murder, all kinds of bad things. March Learn how and when to remove this template message. I believe two aspects of his personality make Fantomas stand out from the pack: