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The Complete Ripley Novels: The Talented Mr. Ripley, Ripley Under Ground, Ripley's Game, the Boy Who Followed Ripley, Ripley Under Water

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ISBN13: 9780393066333
ISBN10: 0393066339
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"The hallmark of [Highsmith's] work is a calm, hallucinatory intensity built on sentences of unemotional plainness and clarity. Her hypersensitive protagonists, logically, inexorably, spiral downhill from ordinary anxiety to murderous rage and madness." Michael Dirda, New York Review of Books (read the entire New York Review of Books review)

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The Complete Ripley Novels — a first-time, boxed collection of the entire Ripley series — is a cause for critical and popular celebration. Its publication reflects the fact that Patricia Highsmith, "no more a practitioner of the murder mystery genre...than are Dostoevsky, Faulkner and Camus" (Joan Smith, Los Angeles Times), has finally entered the American literary canon.

Marginalized throughout her career as a mere thriller writer, Highsmith has experienced a remarkable renaissance since her death in 1995. Now Highsmith fans and new readers alike can find these five novels — The Talented Mr. Ripley, Ripley Under Ground, Ripley's Game, The Boy Who Followed Ripley, and Ripley Under Water — all housed under one roof in this brilliantly designed, highly collectible edition.

Review:

More than 50 years after Highsmith first introduced him in The Talented Mr. Ripley (1955), fans of the dashing and dangerous Tom Ripley can enjoy all his adventures in one set — The Talented Mr. Ripley, Ripley Under Ground, Followed Ripley and Ripley Under Water. Highsmith (1921 - 1991) first gained prominence with her 1950 novel, Strangers on a Train, adapted a year later to film by Alfred Hitchcock.

But it was Ripley who cemented her name in the burgeoning genre of psychological suspense. From his first murder — of rich playboy Dickie Greenleaf in Talented — to his graceful fade into anonymity in Under Water, Ripley is everything crime fiction fans love in an (anti)hero: a charmingly slick killer who can worm his way out of anything.

Synopsis:

[...] fans of the dashing and dangerous Tom Ripley can enjoy all his adventures in one set...[...] Novel after novel, the waters are troubled, masks rearranged on the face, as Highsmith shows us an individual unencumbered by constraints of legality or morality. Ripley is truly a self-made man, bringing us to silent recognition of the selfsame treacherous longings coiled and waiting in our hearts....

Synopsis:

No lover of American literature should be without this stunning boxed set of all five Ripley novels.

Synopsis:

The Complete Ripley Novels--a first-time, boxed collection of the entire Ripley series--is a cause for critical and popular celebration. Its publication reflects the fact that Patricia Highsmith, "no more a practitioner of the murder mystery genre ... than are Dostoevsky, Faulkner and Camus" (Joan Smith, Los Angeles Times), has finally entered the American literary canon. Marginalized throughout her career as a mere thriller writer, Highsmith has experienced a remarkable renaissance since her death in 1995. Now Highsmith fans and new readers alike can find these five novels--The Talented Mr. Ripley, Ripley Under Ground, Ripley's Game, The Boy Who Followed Ripley, and Ripley Under Water--all housed under one roof in this brilliantly designed, highly collectible edition.

About the Author

Patricia Highsmith, who died in Switzerland in 1995, wrote more than thirty novels, including Strangers on a Train and The Price of Salt, as well as numerous short stories.

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jillek, February 11, 2009 (view all comments by jillek)
on a scale of 1 to 5, Patricia Highsmith's books are an 11....Ripley is a horrible person yet, Highsmith makes you care deeply about him...you may feel guilty for doing so but, you can't help it...
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780393066333
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Subject:
Criminals
Author:
Highsmith, Patricia
Subject:
History
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Psychological
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
France
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Norton
Publication Date:
October 2008
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
1520
Dimensions:
8 x 6 in

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The Complete Ripley Novels: The Talented Mr. Ripley, Ripley Under Ground, Ripley's Game, the Boy Who Followed Ripley, Ripley Under Water
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Product details 1520 pages W. W. Norton & Company - English 9780393066333 Reviews:
"Review A Day" by , "The hallmark of [Highsmith's] work is a calm, hallucinatory intensity built on sentences of unemotional plainness and clarity. Her hypersensitive protagonists, logically, inexorably, spiral downhill from ordinary anxiety to murderous rage and madness." (read the entire New York Review of Books review)
"Review" by , More than 50 years after Highsmith first introduced him in The Talented Mr. Ripley (1955), fans of the dashing and dangerous Tom Ripley can enjoy all his adventures in one set — The Talented Mr. Ripley, Ripley Under Ground, Followed Ripley and Ripley Under Water. Highsmith (1921 - 1991) first gained prominence with her 1950 novel, Strangers on a Train, adapted a year later to film by Alfred Hitchcock.

But it was Ripley who cemented her name in the burgeoning genre of psychological suspense. From his first murder — of rich playboy Dickie Greenleaf in Talented — to his graceful fade into anonymity in Under Water, Ripley is everything crime fiction fans love in an (anti)hero: a charmingly slick killer who can worm his way out of anything.

"Synopsis" by , [...] fans of the dashing and dangerous Tom Ripley can enjoy all his adventures in one set...[...] Novel after novel, the waters are troubled, masks rearranged on the face, as Highsmith shows us an individual unencumbered by constraints of legality or morality. Ripley is truly a self-made man, bringing us to silent recognition of the selfsame treacherous longings coiled and waiting in our hearts....
"Synopsis" by , No lover of American literature should be without this stunning boxed set of all five Ripley novels.
"Synopsis" by , The Complete Ripley Novels--a first-time, boxed collection of the entire Ripley series--is a cause for critical and popular celebration. Its publication reflects the fact that Patricia Highsmith, "no more a practitioner of the murder mystery genre ... than are Dostoevsky, Faulkner and Camus" (Joan Smith, Los Angeles Times), has finally entered the American literary canon. Marginalized throughout her career as a mere thriller writer, Highsmith has experienced a remarkable renaissance since her death in 1995. Now Highsmith fans and new readers alike can find these five novels--The Talented Mr. Ripley, Ripley Under Ground, Ripley's Game, The Boy Who Followed Ripley, and Ripley Under Water--all housed under one roof in this brilliantly designed, highly collectible edition.
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