Highsmith, Patricia 1921-1995
Most widely held works about Patricia Highsmith
Most widely held works by Patricia Highsmith
The talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith ( Book )
209 editions published between 1955 and 2010 in 22 languages and held by 2,335 libraries worldwide
"Suave, agreeable, and completely amoral, ... Tom Ripley stops at nothing--not even murder--to accomplish his goals."--Jacket.
Ripley under water by Patricia Highsmith ( Book )
59 editions published between 1974 and 2010 in 12 languages and held by 1,580 libraries worldwide
The fifth of Highsmith's "Ripley" novels finds the hero living the good life in the French countryside. His tranquillity is disturbed when an obnoxious American couple move into the village.
Ripley under ground by Patricia Highsmith ( Book )
76 editions published between 1970 and 2010 in 15 languages and held by 1,297 libraries worldwide
The Buckmaster Gallery is accused of forgery. To clear itself it must produce the British artist Derwatt. Inconveniently, however, he is dead. Tom Ripley is the only man who can perform the miraculous, but Tom cannot afford another scandal and will stop at nothing, including murder, to avoid discovery.
Ripley's game by Patricia Highsmith ( Book )
96 editions published between 1974 and 2008 in 17 languages and held by 1,274 libraries worldwide
Mr. Ripley emerges from retirement to preside over one last deadly game, but can he persuade an innocent man to commit murder?
The boy who followed Ripley by Patricia Highsmith ( Book )
66 editions published between 1980 and 2008 in 8 languages and held by 1,270 libraries worldwide
A polite young American whom Tom Ripley casually befriends turns out to be the runaway heir to a retailing fortune. But what precisely is he running from? And into what perils will Tom's commitment to his young friend draw them both?
Strangers on a train by Patricia Highsmith ( Book )
152 editions published between 1950 and 2008 in 15 languages and held by 1,223 libraries worldwide
"Here we encounter Guy Haines and Charles Anthony Bruno, passengers on the same train. But while Guy is a successful architect in the midst of a divorce, Bruno turns out to be a sadistic psychopath who manipulates Guy into swapping murders with him."--Back cover.
Nothing that meets the eye : the uncollected stories of Patricia Highsmith by Patricia Highsmith ( Book )
8 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 1,155 libraries worldwide
The Highsmith renaissance continues with this brilliant collection of 28 short stories, a great majority of which have never been seen before. From this new collection, a remarkable portrait of the American psyche at mid-century emerges, unforgettably distilled by the inimitable eye of Patricia Highsmith.
Plotting and writing suspense fiction by Patricia Highsmith ( Book )
28 editions published between 1966 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 1,099 libraries worldwide
The selected stories of Patricia Highsmith by Patricia Highsmith ( Book )
7 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 1,054 libraries worldwide
In a cruel twist of irony, Texas-born Patricia Highsmith is only now, six years after her death, being recognized for her inestimable genius in her native land. With the savage humor of Evelyn Waugh and the macabre sensibility of Edgar Allan Poe, she brought a distinct twentieth-century acuity to her prolific body of noir fiction. Called "the poet of apprehension" by Graham Greene, Highsmith was unrivaled in capturing the ways in which our seemingly benign neighbors can become the psychopaths next door. Now, five of her classic short story collections are combined in a single volume, The selected stories of Patricia Highsmith, with a foreword by Graham Greene.
Edith's diary by Patricia Highsmith ( Book )
58 editions published between 1977 and 2005 in 8 languages and held by 996 libraries worldwide
Found in the street by Patricia Highsmith ( Book )
47 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in 9 languages and held by 981 libraries worldwide
Two men are drawn together by the interest they have separately taken in Elsie Tyler, a young innocent girl working in a Greenwich Village coffee bar. Ralph follows Elsie with the idea of protecting her, and Jack introduces her to the Bohemian world.
The black house by Patricia Highsmith ( Book )
31 editions published between 1981 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 961 libraries worldwide
Something the cat dragged in -- Not none of us -- The terrors of basket-weaving -- Under a dark angel's eye -- I despise your life -- The dream of the Emma C -- Old folks at home -- When in Rome -- Blow it -- The kite -- The black house.
Small g : a summer idyll by Patricia Highsmith ( Book )
24 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in 6 languages and held by 953 libraries worldwide
In unmistakable Highsmithian fashion, Small g, Patricia Highsmith's final novel, opens near a seedy Zurich bar with the brutal murder of Petey Ritter. Unraveling the vagaries of love, sexuality, jealousy, and death, Highsmith weaves a mystery both hilarious and astonishing, a classic fairy tale executed with a characteristic penchant for darkness. Published in paperback for the first time in America, Small g is at once an exorcism of Highsmith's literary demons and a revelatory capstone to a wholly remarkable career. It is a delightfully incantatory work that, in the tradition of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, shows us how bizarre and unpredictable love can be.
Alfred Hitchcock's Strangers on a train ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1987 and 2004 in English and held by 843 libraries worldwide
Guy Haines, a tennis star who hates his wife, is approached on a train by a stranger, Bruno Anthony, who hates his father. Anthony offers a plan: each could kill the other's victim. No motive, no clue would link the two murders save the casual meeting of strangers on a train.
Slowly, slowly in the wind by Patricia Highsmith ( Book )
39 editions published between 1979 and 2005 in 6 languages and held by 843 libraries worldwide
The tremor of forgery by Patricia Highsmith ( Book )
52 editions published between 1969 and 2011 in 11 languages and held by 821 libraries worldwide
A suspension of mercy by Patricia Highsmith ( Book )
55 editions published between 1965 and 2008 in 9 languages and held by 815 libraries worldwide
Alicia Bartleby was right - she had died at least 20 times in her husband's imagination. But then Sydney was a thriller script-writer after all. When she takes an extended trip to Brighton without getting in touch with anyone, Sydney goes through the motions of being a wife-killer.
People who knock on the door by Patricia Highsmith ( Book )
37 editions published between 1983 and 2007 in 6 languages and held by 743 libraries worldwide
Beneath the placid surface of life in a small town in America's Mid-West unpredictable forces are stirring. An atmosphere of tension and foreboding is created by the author through her picture of a family and a small society in a state of moral crisis.
Those who walk away by Patricia Highsmith ( Book )
44 editions published between 1967 and 2006 in 8 languages and held by 734 libraries worldwide
"The honeymoon is over, as they say, the bride dead by her own hand. Ray Garrett, the grieving husband, convinces the police in Rome of his innocence, but not his thuggish father-in-law, an American painter named Ed Coleman, who shoots him at point-blank range and leaves him for dead. Ray survives, however, and follows Coleman to Venice, where the two fall into an eerie game of cat-and-mouse--Coleman obsessed with vengeance and Ray equally insistent on clearing his conscience, though each is at once the hunter and the hunted in a duel composed of tension, hiding, and guessing, and at times punctuated by violence that, even as each manages to walk away, draws them nearer to death."--P.  of cover.
The cry of the owl by Patricia Highsmith ( Book )
88 editions published between 1962 and 2011 in 13 languages and held by 658 libraries worldwide
This "extraordinary story" (Julian Symons) begins with an act of naive voyeurism. Robert Forester, a depressed buy fundamentally decent man, liked to watch Jenny through her kitchen window -- a harmless palliative, as he saw it, to his lonely life and failed marriage. As he is drawn into her life, however, the recriminations of his simple pleasure shatter the deceptive calm of this small Pennsylvania town. With striking clarity and horrible inevitability, Forester is caught up in a series of deaths in which he is the innocent bystander, presumed guilty.
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