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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Dec 26, Pages. The Cambridge Companion to Crime Fiction. La mort de Juve The fantommas of Juve. In this version, he does not perform a villain’s role, but becomes an ally and friend of the protagonists.

Pierre Souvestre was a French lawyer, journalist, writer and organizer of motor races. And, if he does, will he be right? That’s it, on the back of my copy it says nothing at all. Open Preview See a Problem? Shame that he turned out to be such a crummy non-character. The bold intruder toys with her: More people should read this. That he is a living person is certain and undeniable, yet he is impossible to catch or to identify.

Sep 10, Tosh rated it it was amazing. Repeat, reheat, simmer, serve over cold duck. This single location in All: Fantomas 2 9 May 04, I purchased a set of 50 Detective Classics from Amazon and the first book in the series was included. View all 5 comments. Le pendu de Londres The hanged man of London. Public Private login e. This was the first of what was apparently a wildly popular ‘pulp fiction’ series in France which also spun-off into multiple silent filmsstarring a not-quite-Sherlock-Holmes-like police inspector called Juve.

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. The ending is great too and one of the souvestrre memorable ones I have read in recent times.


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What a fun book! Then I saw the year Souvestre died, he died inhow did they write 32 volumes in three years? In all these respects, he’s much like Sherlock Holmes with a French accent.

Honestly though, the Shakesperean tableus make you realize the literary form this landmark novel is taking. You don’t see him; you divine his presence: The Corpse Who Kills. For upon the card, which until now had appeared immaculately white, letters were gradually becoming visible, and the princess read: The son of a Parisian bourgeois family, Allain studied law before becoming a journalist.

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Nov 29, Kit Fox rated it liked it. What enjoyment can be gotten out of the book largely comes from the unexpected twists and turns, so the less said fantmoas the plot, the better. It is a wonder that Fantomas never took off on the English side of La Manche, but perhaps it speaks enough of the difference between the English and French races, that while we were in thrall to Sherlock Holmes and other sleuths on the side of the good guys, it was the evil genius Fantomas who captured the imagination of the French people.

Les souliers du mort The fatal shoes. Inspector Juve knows that all the clues fzntomas to one suspect: Sep 21, Scott rated it liked it Recommended to Scott by: Black Coat Press, Login to add to list.

Set on his trail a poor detective, the only one who really believes although he’s pieced the idea together from varied scraps and clues – the Cubists, Dadaists and Surrealists LOVED Fantomas!

A surprising treat indeed. McKay, ; Paul, ; New York: He then became the assistant of Souvestre, who was souvestte a well-known figure in literary circles.


Check copyright status Cite this Title Fantomas: Context is as usual a great help to appreciate the novel for its important role in the development of the modern pulps and not to judge it based on current sensibilities.

The prose feels often dated and melodramatic to the modern reader, but I believe it is in line with fantmoas taste in popular entertainment of the public before the first world war. A man can brave a danger he can measure, but he trembles when confronted with a peril he suspects but cannot see.

Always, he attacks with savagery and strength and leaves a trail of bodies in his wake. Full of tension, comedy, and unpredictable turn though at times it stepped into a ridiculous zone, but I don’t mind, as long as it keeps me enthralledwith page-turner quality of a New York Times best-seller.

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

In circumstances unrevealed, he was arrested and sent to prison. But Juve is the brightest of them, and solves many cases. I have declared war on him, and I am ready souvrstre lose fanhomas skin in the war if necessary, but by God I’ll have his! Or is he real? To include a comma in your tag, surround the tag with double quotes. The French public bought the story penned by Pierre Souvestre and Marcel Allain in huge numbers, spawning about forty sequels in novel form, more than ten movie adaptations, a television series, comics, fanfiction, plays and art exhibitions.