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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He is responsible for murders, thefts, and other various criminal activities. Sure, it’s rather convoluted and flowery, but basically boils down to Holmes’s declaration that ” The sexual, the terrorist, and the chaos – it’s way too beautiful.

Inthe two men published their first novel, Le Rour. Souvestre and Allain leave the door wide open for dozens more savage murders, blood-stained carpets, impossible disguises, resurrections from the dead, and, of course, seductions of wealthy heiresses.

Here’s the problem with this book: The reason is never explained. There were so many twists and turns right up to the end. What began as an expected, plain, elementary Whodunit becomes quite a crafty convolution in the end.

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There are no ghosts here, despite the title. All modesty, Juve claims to have stumbled upon it, but we know better. Other Authors Allain, Marcel, My only negative comment and its not really a bad one wo Fatomas case of a book I would probably not have picked up if it had not been on the list.

They are regarded as masterpieces of silent film. Accessibility links Skip to main content Keyboard shortcuts for audio player. I ought to be wild about this.

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

Master detective, Juve, is souvester one to track him down and leaves no stone unturned in his search but is always one step behind right until the very end. The French character wore a black mask like his Italian inspiration, the Latin American a white mask like Mexican wrestling hero Santo literally ‘saint’ in Spanish – Italy faces Africa home to a majority Black population, Mexico the United States mostly with a majority White population.


Should I feel shame? Speaking of vagueness, many of the characters are described in such bland, nondescript terms that it seems there are few differences between any of them. He is nowhere and everywhere at once, his shadow hovers above the strangest mysteries, and his traces are found near the most inexplicable crimes, and yet——” I would love to meet a person who is two human beings at one time and is nowhere and everywhere at once, but unfortunately I know absolutely no fajtomas who has this talent.

Le bouquet tragique The deadly bouquet.

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! Ah, if we were only on the steep side of some mountain with the moon like a great lamp above us, or by the shore of some wild ocean, there would be some glamour in proclaiming my identity in the silence of the night, or in the midst of lightning and thunder as a hurricane swept the seas!

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For much of the first novel he is no more than a menacing presence in the background. Damn you, Evil Me — you take that item out of the eBay basket!! 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.


The prose feels often dated and melodramatic to the modern reader, but I believe it is in line with the taste in popular entertainment of the public before the first world war. Physical Description p.

Understandably since it’s the same genre from the same country in the same era. It turns out that they did, I looked it up, organized motor racing began in France as “far back as “, and apparently Souvestre loved it.

I never really got any idea why Fantomas was doing all this shit. But here-in a third-floor suite of the Royal Palace Hotel, surrounded by telephones sohvestre electric lights, and standing by a window overlooking the Champs Elysees, it would be positively aouvestre

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Views Read Edit View history. Want to Read saving…. Public Private login e. They were first published by the Societe Parisienne d’Edition between April and September in 34 weekly magazines of 16 pages each. Endlessly run subplots around, have other characters also take up multiple disguises themselves, until the whole thing seems like some endless lysergic hall of mirrors, reflections of reflections of reflections, perhaps even an arch-satire of the serial adventure novel Repeat, reheat, simmer, serve over cold duck.

Mar 27, the gift rated it it was amazing Shelves: He is a master of disguise, always appearing under an assumed identity, often that of a person whom he has murdered. There, everything comes together like a delicious dessert table at the Paris, Las Vegas buffet