The Boy Who Followed Ripley

by Patricia Highsmith

W. W. Norton & Company | June 4, 2012 | Kobo Edition (eBook)

The Boy Who Followed Ripley is rated 5 out of 5 by 1.

"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 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. More than any other American literary character, Ripley provides "a lens to peer into the sinister machinations of human behavior" (John Freeman, Pittsburgh Gazette).

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Published: June 4, 2012

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0393344754

ISBN - 13: 9780393344752

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Morbidly fascinating Love Ripley's twisted mind. It just keeps better and better.
Date published: 2009-11-11

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The Boy Who Followed Ripley

by Patricia Highsmith

Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: June 4, 2012

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0393344754

ISBN - 13: 9780393344752

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"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 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. More than any other American literary character, Ripley provides "a lens to peer into the sinister machinations of human behavior" (John Freeman, Pittsburgh Gazette).
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