Black House

Black House

by Patricia Highsmith

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Overview

"Highsmith's writing is wicked . . . it puts a spell on you, after which you feel altered, even tainted." —Entertainment Weekly


With Norton's publication of The Black House, Patricia Highsmith's entire body of work is now back in print. First published in 1981, this volume is one of Highsmith's most nuanced and psychologically suspenseful works. The stories in The Black House mine classic Highsmith terrain as they sketch the lives of suburban dwellers that appear quite normal at first but unravel to reveal their proximity to the macabre. This collection is a perfect example of Highsmith's view of human nature and a fitting capstone to the reintroduction of one of the twentieth century's greatest writers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393326314
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 12/28/2004
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 270
Sales rank: 1,285,114
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Patricia Highsmith (1921–1995) was the author of more than twenty novels, including Strangers on a Train, The Price of Salt,The Blunderer and The Talented Mr. Ripley, as well as numerous short stories.

Date of Birth:

January 19, 1921

Date of Death:

February 4, 1995

Place of Birth:

Fort Worth, Texas

Place of Death:

Locarno, Switzerland

Education:

B.A., Barnard College, 1942

Table of Contents

Something the Cat Dragged In11
Not One of Us37
The Terrors of Basket-Weaving55
Under a Dark Angel's Eye71
I Despise Your Life93
The Dream of the Emma C121
Old Folks at Home147
When in Rome175
Blow It203
The Kite223
The Black House247

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