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The Talented Mr Ripley
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The Talented Mr Ripley (Paperback)

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Tom Ripley is struggling to stay one step ahead of his creditors and the law, when an unexpected acquaintance offers him a free trip to Europe and a chance to start over. Ripley wants money, success and the good life and he's willing to kill for it. When his new-found happiness is threatened, his response is as swift as it is shocking.

Fiction & PoetryCrime & ThrillersClassic crimeFiction & PoetryCrime & ThrillersHistorical mysteriesFiction & PoetryCrime & ThrillersPolitical / legal thriller Publisher: Vintage Publishing Publication Date: 05/08/1999 ISBN-13: 9780099282877  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Patricia Highsmith was born in Fort Worth, Texas in 1921 but moved to New York when she was six. In her senior year she edited the college magazine, having decided to become a writer at the age of sixteen. Her first novel Strangers on a Train was made into a famous film by Alfred Hitchcock in 1951. Patricia Highsmith died in Locarno, Switzerland in 1995. Her last novel Small g: A Summer Idyll was published posthumously just over a month later.

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Customer Reviews

The quality of the novel is in no dispute, however this edition - alas the only readily available in paperback - has been poorly proofread and is spotted with errors. Ripley would never be one to make such mistakes, and hopefully another paperback print becomes widely available soon.

- 04/07/2018
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Great story very tightly scripted. Left me feeling quite empathetic with Ripley even though he was a murderer !!

- 09/11/2013
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Author Choice

Highsmith’s tour-de-force of longing, ambition, friendship and identity, set mostly in Italy, forces you into complicity with a psychopath who nonetheless represents a huge part of what it is to be human.

E Lockhart - 11/09/2017

Staff Choice

Patricia Highsmith is so good at creating strangely appealing sociopathic characters. Ripley is creepy, amoral, unlikeable... yet still I can't help but root for him and his awful plans. I never get tired of re-reading this book.

Sarah, Web Team

Charing Cross Rd Bookshop - 02/09/2015

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