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The Talented Mr Ripley

by Patricia Highsmith

eBooks of the Month Modern and Contemporary Fiction

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I hated Jude Law as Mr Ripley, not how I saw this wonderfully manipulative character at all, and not a good portrayal of one of the greatest crime novels of the 20th century.  There is far more depth and complexity here than the film could ever give you.

Sarah Broadhurst

The Talented Mr Ripley Synopsis

Tom Ripley is struggling to stay one step ahead of his creditors, and the law, when an unexpected acquaintance offers him a free trip to Europe and a chance to start over. Ripley wants money, success and the good life and he's willing to kill for it. When his new-found happiness is threatened, his response is as swift as it is shocking.

 

The psychopathic Ripley has been portrayed on screen by actors as diverse as John Malkovich, Alain Delon and Dennis Hopper. But in the recent stylish film adaptation of The Talented Mr Ripley, Matt Damon took the title role, alongside Jude Law and Gwyneth Paltrow.

The Talented Mr Ripley Press Reviews

‘Precisely plotted, stylishly written and kept alert by an icy wit. Streets ahead of the conventional thriller: a cool little classic of its kind’ - Evening Standard

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ISBN: 9780099552277
Publication date: 05/08/2010
Publisher: Vintage an imprint of CCV
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780099552277
Publication date: 5th August 2010
Author: Patricia Highsmith
Publisher: Vintage an imprint of CCV
Format: Paperback
Genres: eBook Favourites, Modern and Contemporary Fiction,
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About Patricia Highsmith

Patricia Highsmith was born in Fort Worth, Texas in 1921 but moved to New York when she was six. In her senior year she edited the college magazine, having decided to become a writer at the age of sixteen. Her first novel Strangers on a Train was made into a famous film by Alfred Hitchcock in 1951. Patricia Highsmith died in Locarno, Switzerland in 1995. Her last novel Small g: A Summer Idyll was published posthumously just over a month later.

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