The Talented Mr Ripley: A Virago Modern Classic (Ripley Series Book 1)
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- Highsmith, Patricia (Author)
- English (Publication Language)
- 277 Pages - 02/06/2014 (Publication Date) - Virago (Publisher)
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The Italian coastal scenes, beautiful cast and sense of summer languor that disguises evil impulses make this a disturbing but gorgeous read., IndependentI love that [Highsmith] makes this sociopath so completely charming that you’re rooting for him — Gillian Flynn – ‘My Top 5 thrillers’, Mail on SundayI’m a huge Highsmith fan. If there’s one book I wish I’d written, it’s The Talented Mr Ripley, Sarah WatersAn outstanding thriller which has deservedly become a classic, The TimesRipley – amoral, hedonistic and charming – is a genuinely original creation. It is hard to imagine anyone interested in modern fiction who has not read the Ripley novels, Daily TelegraphI love [Highsmith] so much . . . what a revelation her writing was — Gillian Flynn, Wall Street JournalThe Italian coastal scenes, beautiful cast and sense of summer languor that disguises evil impulses make this a disturbing but gorgeous read. — Joanna Briscoe, Independent –This text refers to the hardcover edition. Patricia Highsmith (1921-1995) was born in Fort Worth, Texas, and moved to New York when she was six, where she attended the Julia Richman High School and Barnard College. In her senior year she edited the college magazine, having decided at the age of sixteen to become a writer. Her first novel, Strangers on a Train, was made into a classic film by Alfred Hitchcock in 1951. The Talented Mr Ripley, published in 1955, introduced the fascinating anti-hero Tom Ripley, and was made into an Oscar-winning film in 1999 by Anthony Minghella. Graham Greene called Patricia Highsmith ‘the poet of apprehension’, saying that she ‘created a world of her own – a world claustrophobic and irrational which we enter each time with a sense of personal danger’ and The Times named her no.1 in their list of the greatest ever crime writers. Patricia Highsmith died in Locarno, Switzerland, in February 1995. Her last novel, Small g: A Summer Idyll, was published posthumously, the same year. –This text refers to the hardcover edition. The Talented Mr Ripley is one of the most influential, groundbreaking crime novels ever written. To mark the novel’s 60th anniversary, we are adding it to the VMC Designer Hardback series. –This text refers to the hardcover edition. Read more
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