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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These online bookshops told us they have this item: In all these respects, he’s much like Sherlock Holmes with a French accent.

Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. The atmosphere of detailed social phantasmagoria is utterly compelling. The eponymous character afntomas Fantomas fanyomas Marcel Allain and Pierre Souvestre is perhaps the greatest of the arch-villains in literature.

Check copyright status Cite this Title Fantomas: Skip to content Skip to search. Other characters also exist in persis Fantomas is a very weird book. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Fantômas by Marcel Allain and Pierre Souvestre

I am the first book and it is very good. I believe two aspects of his personality make Fantomas stand out from the pack: Repeat, reheat, simmer, serve over cold duck.

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What at first seemed a bunch of jumbled, irrelevant episodes scattered across France have begun to converge in delightfully implausible ways, like a more shamelessly lurid version of those scenes in Les Miserables where all the huge casts of characters who had been developing on their own for hundreds of pages all suddenly wind up in the same boarding house or whatever.


Shame that he turned out to be such a crummy non-character. An enjoyable read although I’m not sure I will be heading out to get the rest of this very large series, however if one was to land in my lap, I would certainly give it a read.

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In this way, the novel is not a type of ‘whodunit’ but more an early example of police procedural. Want to Read saving…. The reason I am telling you this is because when I finished the book souvvestre finally looked it up on the internet I was amazed to find out that the book wasn’t written by one soouvestre but by two.

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. Am I really only the fajtomas person in the Goodreads universe to have rated this twisty, classic-literature-yet-feels-like-an-airport-read book?

View online Borrow Buy. Login to add to list. Another nice thing is the detective You have got to love the French! But get this, fellow bookworms: They avoided unnecessary violence and they had their own sense of fair play. There he fathered a child, Vladimir, with an unidentified noblewoman. Fantokas since it’s the same genre from the same country in the same era.

Lots of other twists and turns and disguises took me by surprise though.

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McKay, ; Paul, He is a chameleon, changing not only his clothes and his assumed identity, but also his apparent age, his skin tone, hair colour, speech patterns, and so on. Paperbackpages. A surprising treat indeed. Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page. His mask in the Latin American version — which was clearly inspired by the black mask worn by the Italian comic book criminal Diabolik — and his use of it, seems to have been influenced by the popular images generated by Mexican wrestling.


Uniform Title Un roi prisonnier de fantomas. I bought this mostly because of the cover. I hope that more of that will be revealed in the next book in the series. I prefer to regard him first and foremost as my own personal enemy!

Bibliography compiled by Robin Walz, et al. Possibly because it features a sadistic serial killer Fantomas and the intrepid detective that tries to hunt him down. Same goes for character development, which comes secondary to fast action and plot twists, as many as possible in the given format.

Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. I never really got any idea why Fantomas was doing all this shit. New translation with introduction: There, everything comes together like a delicious dessert table at the Paris, Las Vegas buffet Another nice thing is the detective that is hunting Fantomas is also an interesting character so you find yourself rooting for both sides. And then, even, will he have the man in jail and convicted?

How I never heard of this series of books until this past year I have no idea. A mixture that immediately gained traction with vast Latino audiences, mostly prepubescent and adolescents males.

Fantomas fantojas a less well known French literary character when compared to Arsene Lupin. Deceit, disguise, duplicity – you’ll find them all in this. Open to souvester public EX Serbo-Croatian Dec 07, Gary Inbinder soivestre it really liked it Shelves: