The Talented Mr. Ripley

The Talented Mr. Ripley

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by Patricia Highsmith
     
 

ISBN-10: 0393332144

ISBN-13: 9780393332148

Pub. Date: 06/28/2008

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

"Tom Ripley is one of the most interesting characters in world literature."—Anthony Minghella, director of The Talented Mr. Ripley
Since his debut in 1955, Tom Ripley has evolved into the ultimate bad boy sociopath. Here, in this first Ripley novel, we are introduced to suave Tom Ripley, a young striver, newly arrived in the heady world of Manhattan. A

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"Tom Ripley is one of the most interesting characters in world literature."—Anthony Minghella, director of The Talented Mr. Ripley
Since his debut in 1955, Tom Ripley has evolved into the ultimate bad boy sociopath. Here, in this 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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393332148
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
06/28/2008
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
101,013
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.80(d)

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