336 pages, 8.22 × 5.5 × 0.84 in
August 26, 2008
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, The Blunderer and The Talented Mr. Ripley, as well as numerous short stories.