Hey! I'm reading Das Parfum.. and the first sentence is confusing me, haha. Im achtzehnten Jahrhundert lebte in Frankreich ein Mann, der zu den genialsten und abscheulichsten Gestalten dieser an genialen und abscheulichen Gestalten nicht armen Epoche gehörte. Most of it makes sense, but the "dieser an" and "nicht armen" parts are hard for me to fit into my translation. Is this a good English translation of the sentence: In the year 1800 in France, there lived a man who belonged to the most brilliant and disgraceful characters of brilliant and disgraceful characters of this not poor epoch. Is the author using "not poor" instead of "rich" to be funny? Is there some sort of construction in there that changes the meaning of the sentence that I'm not familiar with? Why is "an" in there? Also does gehören mean something other than belong here? Just super confused... Thanks!