Le Mort qui tue (novel)  

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"Fantomas is the Emperor of Crime, the Lord of Terror, the Genius of Evil, the villainous anti-hero of a series of sublime pulps from turn-of-the-century France. Fantomas: The Corpse Who Kills (1911), the third and most inventive book in this astonishing series, was acclaimed by the Surrealists for its dream-like imagery, wanton cruelty, and taboo-challenging black humour. This new edition includes an illustrated introduction on Fantomas and the Surrealists. The book brims with motifs of nuns, coffins, daggers, masks, bleeding bells, corpses, poison flowers, lunatics and labyrinths. A master of disguise, Fantomas inhabits the shadows, and no one knows his true identity or real appearance, as he commits criminal atrocities and random acts of violence, theft, arson and destruction, virtuoso displays of terrorism and chaos -- escaping justice every time." --Candice Black, blurb to Fantomas: The Corpse Who Kills (2008) published by Solar Books

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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.

Le Mort qui tue (1911; transl. 1917) is a Fantômas novel by Marcel Allain and Pierre Souvestre.

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