The Boy Who Followed Ripley

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The Boy Who Followed Ripley

by Patricia Highsmith

WW Norton | August 26, 2008 | Trade Paperback

The Boy Who Followed Ripley is rated 5 out of 5 by 1.
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" (), was Patricia Highsmith''s favorite creation. In (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, ).

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 336 pages, 8.22 × 5.5 × 0.84 in

Published: August 26, 2008

Publisher: WW Norton

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 039333211X

ISBN - 13: 9780393332117

Found in: Fiction and Literature

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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: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 336 pages, 8.22 × 5.5 × 0.84 in

Published: August 26, 2008

Publisher: WW Norton

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 039333211X

ISBN - 13: 9780393332117

About the Book

"Ripley is an unmistakable descendant of Gatsby, that 'penniless young man without a past' who will stop at nothing." Frank Rich

From the Publisher

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" (), was Patricia Highsmith''s favorite creation. In (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, ).

About the Author

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