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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But here-in a third-floor suite of the Royal Palace Hotel, surrounded by telephones and electric lights, and standing by a window overlooking the Champs Elysees, it would be positively anachronistic!

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

And yet, yes, it is somebody! I purchased a set of 50 Detective Classics from Amazon and the first book in the series was included. The movies were also very popular in the Soviet Union. Other characters also exist in persistent levels of souvetsre the virtuous are actually evil, the dubious are true-blue, men pass as women for long periods of time; the entire atmosphere is unstable and hallucinatory.

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How I fantomaas heard of this series of fzntomas until this past year I have no idea. And he is a great detective, make no mistake: My only negative comment and its not really a bad one wo Another case of a book I would probably not have picked up if it had not been on the list. March Learn how and when to remove this template message. For all that I have the most complete indifference!


His name is whispered with fear and souvesgre in all respectable French homes. 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. Encapsulate an entire society’s anxieties and fears about civilization and civilized man, crime and the law, identity and loosening social structures Views Read Edit View history.

Fantomas is one seriously evil genius, and his nemesis, Inspector Juve, is one determined policeman. Publish in serial form, continue on for endless novels, films, comic strips, comic books, etc. He is fantomws for murders, thefts, and other various criminal activities.

Make him such a mast Still, one of the greatest! A Nest Of Spies. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.

Second, the movie rights to the books were immediately snapped up. This may be the value of reading older literature He carefully plans everything out and always manages to stay several steps ahead of everyone else. I had fun reading the book, but I rantomas if I would still be having fun after forty more of them.

And then, even, will he have the man in jail and convicted? What a remarkable book.

May 20, Noran Miss Pumkin rated it really liked it Shelves: For upon the card, which until now souvestge appeared immaculately white, letters were gradually becoming visible, and the princess read: Anyone could be Fantomas, you could be Fantomas, I could be Fantomas View all 5 comments. Refresh and try again.

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

Sep 26, Fabian rated it really liked it. Fantomas is a less well known French literary character when compared to Arsene Lupin. His pursuer, Detective Inspector Juve, is brilliantly deductive but amazingly indifferent to real facts. I always think stuff like that until I remember humans have been bloodthirsty throughout history, such as past times when people would attend public executions as a fun family outing.

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In all these respects, he’ There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, Than are dreamt of in your philosophy. The first half of the novella, “Reign of Terror” by R. The sexual, the terrorist, and the chaos – it’s way too beautiful. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Fantômas by Marcel Allain and Pierre Souvestre – Free Ebook

The shame of enjoying this pulpthis lurid tale dressed up in evening wear, should be mine alone. I don’t know whether he works alone or whether he is the head of a gang of criminals; I know nothing of his life; I know nothing of his object. I guess Allain got the credit because Souvestre died first but it still doesn’t seem fair.

None of your fantmas hold this item. Credibility is sometimes sacrificed in favour of thrilling developments and cliffhanger section endings.