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The Talented Mr. Ripley

Highsmith, Patricia (Book - 2008 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The Talented Mr. Ripley
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Ripley is back. This new publication of Patricia Highsmith's classic inaugurates the complete Ripley series at Norton. Since his debut in 1955, Tom Ripley has evolved into the ultimate bad boy sociopath, influencing countless novelists and filmmakers. In this first novel, we are introduced to suave, handsome Tom Ripley: a young striver, newly arrived in the heady world of Manhattan in the 1950s. A product of a broken home, branded a sissy by his dismissive Aunt Dottie, Ripley becomes enamored of the moneyed world of his new friend, Dickie Greenleaf. This fondness turns obsessive when Ripley is sent to Italy to bring back his libertine pal but grows enraged by Dickie's ambivalent feelings for Marge, a charming American dilettante. A dark reworking of Henry James's The Ambassadors, The Talented Mr. Ripley--immortalized in the 1998 film starring Matt Damon, Jude Law, and Gywneth Paltrow--is an unforgettable introduction to this debonair confidence man, whose talent for self-invention and calculated murder is chronicled in four subsequent novels.
Authors: Highsmith, Patricia, 1921-1995
Title: The talented Mr. Ripley
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., 2008
Edition: Norton ed
Characteristics: 273 p. ;,22 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Patricia Highsmith
Notes: Originally published: New York : Coward-McCann, 1955--T.p. verso
"This is the first volume of a five-volume set"--T.p. verso
Additional Contributors: Highsmith, Patricia - Complete Ripley novels - 1921-1995
Alternate Title: Talented Mister Ripley
ISBN: 9780393066494
0393066495
9780393066333
0393066339
Branch Call Number: FICTION HIGHSMITH 2008
Subject Headings: Ripley, Tom (Fictitious character) Fiction Serial murderers Fiction Psychopaths Fiction Criminals Fiction Italy Fiction
Genre/Form: Mystery fiction
Psychological fiction
Topical Term: Ripley, Tom (Fictitious character)
Serial murderers
Psychopaths
Criminals
LCCN: 2008021350
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Start the Ripley series while you wait for the Blu-ray. This is the first book. Ripley Under Ground is #2, Ripley’s Game is #3, The Boy Who Followed Ripley is #4, ending with Ripley Under Water #5.


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