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The Talented Mr. Ripley

The Talented Mr. Ripley

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It's here, in the first volume of Patricia Highsmith's five-book Ripley series, that we are introduced to the suave Tom Ripley, a young striver seeking to leave behind his past as an orphan bullied for being a "sissy." Newly arrived in the heady world of Manhattan, Ripley meets a wealthy industrialist who hires him to bring his playboy son, Dickie Greenleaf, back from gallivanting in Italy. Soon Ripley's fascination with Dickie's debonair lifestyle turns obsessive as he finds himself enraged by Dickie's ambivalent affections for Marge, a charming American dilettante, and Ripley begins a deadly game. "Sinister and strangely alluring" (Mark Harris, Entertainment Weekly) The Talented Mr. Ripley serves as an unforgettable introduction to this smooth confidence man, whose talent for self-invention is as unnerving--and unnervingly revealing of the American psyche--as ever.

Author: Patricia Highsmith
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Published: 06/01/2008
Pages: 288
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.50lbs
Size: 8.23h x 6.53w x 0.73d
ISBN: 9780393332148

Review Citation(s):
Entertainment Weekly 07/05/2013 pg. 99
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