In a chilling literary hall of mirrors, Patricia Highsmith introduces Tom Ripley. Like a hero in a latter-day Henry James novel, is sent to Italy with a commission to coax a prodigal young American back to his wealthy father. But Ripley finds himself very fond of Dickie Greenleaf. He wants to be like him--exactly like him. Suave, agreeable, and utterly amoral, Ripley stops at nothing--certainly not only one murder--to accomplish his goal. Turning the mystery form inside out, Highsmith shows the terrifying abilities afforded to a man unhindered by the concept of evil.
Highsmith, Patricia, 1921-1995
The talented Mr. Ripley
New York :, Vintage Books,, 1992
1st Vintage crimeBlack Lizard ed
290 p. ;,21 cm
Originally published: New York : Coward-McCann, 1955
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