The Talented Mr Ripley

The Talented Mr Ripley

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'The No.1 Greatest Crime Writer' The Times

'Ripley, amoral, hedonistic and charming, is a genuinely original creation' Daily Telegraph

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.

**One of the BBC's 100 Novels That Shaped Our World**
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Product details

  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 17mm | 191g
  • VINTAGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Neuausg
  • 0
  • 0099282879
  • 9780099282877
  • 531

Review Text

As haunting and harrowing a study of a schizophrenic murder as paper will bear. A glittering addition to the meagre ranks of people who make books that you really can't put down
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Review quote

An outstanding thriller which has deservedly become a classic * Spectator * Precisely plotted, stylishly written and kept alert by an icy wit. Streets ahead of the conventional thriller: a cool little classic of its kind * Evening Standard * As haunting and harrowing a study of a schizophrenic murder as paper will bear. A glittering addition to the meagre ranks of people who make books that you really can't put down * Sunday Times * Ripley, amoral, hedonistic and charming, is a genuinely original creation * Daily Telegraph *
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About Patricia Highsmith

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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64,713 ratings
3.93 out of 5 stars
5 31% (19,740)
4 42% (27,007)
3 20% (13,216)
2 5% (3,260)
1 2% (1,490)
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