Ripley under Water

Ripley under Water

by Patricia Highsmith
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Ripley under Water by Patricia Highsmith

"Ripley is an unmistakable descendant of Gatsby, that 'penniless young man without a past' who will stop at nothing."—Frank Rich
Now part of American film and literary lore, Tom Ripley, "a bisexual psychopath and art forger who murders without remorse when his comforts are threatened" (New York Times Book Review), was Patricia Highsmith's favorite creation. In these volumes, we find Ripley ensconced on a French estate with a wealthy wife, a world-class art collection, and a past to hide. In Ripley Under Ground (1970), an art forgery goes awry and Ripley is threatened with exposure; in The Boy Who Followed Ripley (1980), Highsmith explores Ripley's bizarrely paternal relationship with a troubled young runaway, whose abduction draws them into Berlin's seamy underworld; and in Ripley Under Water (1991), Ripley is confronted by a snooping American couple obsessed with the disappearance of an art collector who visited Ripley years before. More than any other American literary character, Ripley provides "a lens to peer into the sinister machinations of human behavior" (John Freeman, Pittsburgh Gazette).

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393333190
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 09/17/2008
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 287,334
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.80(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

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Ripley under Water 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved all of the Ripley books, and most of all this one. I couldn't put it down. If you have read any of the other Ripley books pick this one up!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago