The Talented Mr. Ripley Patricia Highsmith

The Talented Mr. Ripley

Author: Patricia Highsmith
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Book Title
The Talented Mr. Ripley
Author
Patricia Highsmith
ISBN
9780393332148
Since his debut in 1955, Tom Ripley has evolved into the ultimate bad boy sociopath. Here, in the first Ripley novel, we are introduced to suave Tom Ripley, a young striver, newly arrived in the heady world of Manhattan. A product of a broken home, branded a "sissy" by his dismissive Aunt Dottie, Ripley meets a wealthy industrialist who hires him to bring his playboy son, Dickie Greenleaf, back from gallivanting in Italy. Soon Ripley's fascination with Dickie's debonair lifestyle turns obsessive as he finds himself enraged by Dickie's ambivalent affections for Marge, a charming American dilettante. A dark reworking of Henry James's The Ambassadors, The Talented Mr. Ripley serves as an unforgettable introduction to this smooth confidence man, whose talent for murder and self-invention is chronicled in four subsequent Ripley novels.Binding Type: PaperbackAuthor: Patricia HighsmithPublisher: W. W. Norton & CompanyPublished: 06/01/2008ISBN: 9780393332148Pages: 273Weight: 0.50lbsSize: 8.23h x 6.53w x 0.73dReview Citations: Entertainment Weekly 07/05/2013 pg. 99

Since his debut in 1955, Tom Ripley has evolved into the ultimate bad boy sociopath. Here, in the first Ripley novel, we are introduced to suave Tom Ripley, a young striver, newly arrived in the heady world of Manhattan. A product of a broken home, branded a "sissy" by his dismissive Aunt Dottie, Ripley meets a wealthy industrialist who hires him to bring his playboy son, Dickie Greenleaf, back from gallivanting in Italy. Soon Ripley's fascination with Dickie's debonair lifestyle turns obsessive as he finds himself enraged by Dickie's ambivalent affections for Marge, a charming American dilettante. A dark reworking of Henry James's The Ambassadors, The Talented Mr. Ripley serves as an unforgettable introduction to this smooth confidence man, whose talent for murder and self-invention is chronicled in four subsequent Ripley novels.



Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Patricia Highsmith
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Published: 06/01/2008
ISBN: 9780393332148
Pages: 273
Weight: 0.50lbs
Size: 8.23h x 6.53w x 0.73d

Review Citations: Entertainment Weekly 07/05/2013 pg. 99

Since his debut in 1955, Tom Ripley has evolved into the ultimate bad boy sociopath. Here, in the first Ripley novel, we are introduced to suave Tom Ripley, a young striver, newly arrived in the heady world of Manhattan. A product of a broken home, branded a "sissy" by his dismissive Aunt Dottie, Ripley meets a wealthy industrialist who hires him to bring his playboy son, Dickie Greenleaf, back from gallivanting in Italy. Soon Ripley's fascination with Dickie's debonair lifestyle turns obsessive as he finds himself enraged by Dickie's ambivalent affections for Marge, a charming American dilettante. A dark reworking of Henry James's The Ambassadors, The Talented Mr. Ripley serves as an unforgettable introduction to this smooth confidence man, whose talent for murder and self-invention is chronicled in four subsequent Ripley novels.



Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Patricia Highsmith
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Published: 06/01/2008
ISBN: 9780393332148
Pages: 273
Weight: 0.50lbs
Size: 8.23h x 6.53w x 0.73d

Review Citations: Entertainment Weekly 07/05/2013 pg. 99