Star Wars Sale
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN!

Weekly drawing for $100 credit. Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

More at Powell's


Recently Viewed clear list


Original Essays | June 20, 2014

Lauren Owen: IMG The Other Vampire



It's a wild and thundery night. Inside a ramshackle old manor house, a beautiful young girl lies asleep in bed. At the window, a figure watches... Continue »
  1. $18.90 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    The Quick

    Lauren Owen 9780812993271

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$14.95
New Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
25 Local Warehouse Mystery- A to Z
23 Remote Warehouse Mystery- A to Z

The Talented Mr. Ripley

by

The Talented Mr. Ripley Cover

ISBN13: 9780393332148
ISBN10: 0393332144
All Product Details

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Ripley is back. This new publication of Patricia Highsmith's classic inaugurates the complete Ripley series at Norton.

Since his debut in 1955, Tom Ripley has evolved into the ultimate bad boy sociopath, influencing countless novelists and filmmakers. In this first novel, we are introduced to suave, handsome Tom Ripley: a young striver, newly arrived in the heady world of Manhattan in the 1950s. A product of a broken home, branded a "sissy" by his dismissive Aunt Dottie, Ripley becomes enamored of the moneyed world of his new friend, Dickie Greenleaf. This fondness turns obsessive when Ripley is sent to Italy to bring back his libertine pal but grows enraged by Dickie's ambivalent feelings for Marge, a charming American dilettante.

A dark reworking of Henry James's The Ambassadors, The Talented Mr. Ripley — immortalized in the 1998 film starring Matt Damon, Jude Law, and Gywneth Paltrow — is an unforgettable introduction to this debonair confidence man, whose talent for self-invention and calculated murder is chronicled in four subsequent novels.

Review:

"The Talented Mr. Ripley not only demonstrates Highsmith's gift for using the genre conventions of the mystery novel to explore the existential ambiguities of identity, but it also attests to her keen gift for psychological insight. By chronicling the ordinary details of Ripley's life and the logical workings of his mind, she forces us to re-evaluate the lines between reason and madness, normal and abnormal, while goading us into sharing her treacherous hero's point of view." The New York Times Book Review

Review:

"For eliciting the menace that lurks in familiar surroundings, there's no one like Patricia Highsmith." Time Magazine

Review:

"Patricia Highsmith's novels are peerlessly disturbing...bad dreams that keep us thrashing for the rest of the night." The New Yorker

Review:

"[Highsmith] has created a world of her own — a world claustrophobic and irrational which we enter with a sense of personal danger." Graham Greene

Synopsis:

A dark reworking of Henry James's The Ambassadors, The Talented Mr. Ripley — immortalized in the 1998 film starring Matt Damon, Jude Law, and Gywneth Paltrow — is an unforgettable introduction to this debonair confidence man, whose talent for self-invention and calculated murder is chronicled in four subsequent novels.

Synopsis:

"Tom Ripley is one of the most interesting characters in world literature."--Anthony Minghella, director of

Synopsis:

Since his debut in 1955, Tom Ripley has evolved into the ultimate bad boy sociopath, influencing countless novelists and filmmakers. In this first novel, we are introduced to suave, handsome Tom Ripley: a young striver, newly arrived in the heady world of Manhattan in the 1950s. A product of a broken home, branded a "sissy" by his dismissive Aunt Dottie, Ripley becomes enamored of the moneyed world of his new friend, Dickie Greenleaf. This fondness turns obsessive when Ripley is sent to Italy to bring back his libertine pal but grows enraged by Dickie's ambivalent feelings for Marge, a charming American dilettante. A dark reworking of Henry James's The Ambassadors, The Talented Mr. Ripley--immortalized in the 1998 film starring Matt Damon, Jude Law, and Gywneth Paltrow--is an unforgettable introduction to this debonair confidence man, whose talent for self-invention and calculated murder is chronicled in four subsequent novels.

About the Author

Patricia Highsmith's novels include Strangers on a Train and The Price of Salt. She was born in Ft. Worth, Texas, in 1921. Not until after her death in 1995 did she begin to win considerable literary recognition in her native country.

What Our Readers Are Saying

Add a comment for a chance to win!
Average customer rating based on 1 comment:

Dawn O, June 22, 2013 (view all comments by Dawn O)
The main character, Tom Ripley, is one the best villains I've read in fiction. Patricia Highsmith created him in this novel, which is gripping and ends only too soon. The good news is that she wrote three more Ripley novels to follow this one. She is usually listed under "Mystery," and her work is unique in the sense of dread and suspense that underlies it. But she's probably better classified under "Literary," as a writer who creates highly credible characters that we seem to care about no matter what they do, as well as story engines that are impossible to put down.
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393332148
Author:
Highsmith, Patricia
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Criminals
Subject:
Serial murderers
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Italy
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Copyright:
Publication Date:
June 2008
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8 x 6 in

Other books you might like

  1. Counterfeit Son New Mass Market $5.99
  2. Ripley's Game Used Trade Paper $7.95
  3. Ripley Under Ground (Vintage... Used Trade Paper $4.50
  4. Morte Durban Used Mass Market $2.95
  5. Ripley Under Water (Vintage... Used Trade Paper $5.95
  6. About the Author
    Used Trade Paper $4.95

Related Subjects


Featured Titles » General
Featured Titles » Genre
Fiction and Poetry » Mystery » A to Z

The Talented Mr. Ripley Used Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$14.95 In Stock
Product details 288 pages W. W. Norton & Company - English 9780393332148 Reviews:
"Review" by , "The Talented Mr. Ripley not only demonstrates Highsmith's gift for using the genre conventions of the mystery novel to explore the existential ambiguities of identity, but it also attests to her keen gift for psychological insight. By chronicling the ordinary details of Ripley's life and the logical workings of his mind, she forces us to re-evaluate the lines between reason and madness, normal and abnormal, while goading us into sharing her treacherous hero's point of view."
"Review" by , "For eliciting the menace that lurks in familiar surroundings, there's no one like Patricia Highsmith."
"Review" by , "Patricia Highsmith's novels are peerlessly disturbing...bad dreams that keep us thrashing for the rest of the night."
"Review" by , "[Highsmith] has created a world of her own — a world claustrophobic and irrational which we enter with a sense of personal danger."
"Synopsis" by , A dark reworking of Henry James's The Ambassadors, The Talented Mr. Ripley — immortalized in the 1998 film starring Matt Damon, Jude Law, and Gywneth Paltrow — is an unforgettable introduction to this debonair confidence man, whose talent for self-invention and calculated murder is chronicled in four subsequent novels.
"Synopsis" by , "Tom Ripley is one of the most interesting characters in world literature."--Anthony Minghella, director of
"Synopsis" by , Since his debut in 1955, Tom Ripley has evolved into the ultimate bad boy sociopath, influencing countless novelists and filmmakers. In this first novel, we are introduced to suave, handsome Tom Ripley: a young striver, newly arrived in the heady world of Manhattan in the 1950s. A product of a broken home, branded a "sissy" by his dismissive Aunt Dottie, Ripley becomes enamored of the moneyed world of his new friend, Dickie Greenleaf. This fondness turns obsessive when Ripley is sent to Italy to bring back his libertine pal but grows enraged by Dickie's ambivalent feelings for Marge, a charming American dilettante. A dark reworking of Henry James's The Ambassadors, The Talented Mr. Ripley--immortalized in the 1998 film starring Matt Damon, Jude Law, and Gywneth Paltrow--is an unforgettable introduction to this debonair confidence man, whose talent for self-invention and calculated murder is chronicled in four subsequent novels.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.