WorldCat Identities

Highsmith, Patricia 1921-1995

Works: 233 works in 1,434 publications in 14 languages and 14,253 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Film adaptations  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Psychological fiction  Detective and mystery films  Golf stories  Crime films  History  Road films 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Other, Originator, Contributor
Classifications: PS3558.I366, 813.54
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The boy who followed Ripley by Patricia Highsmith( Book )

108 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 1,681 WorldCat member 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?
Ripley under ground by Patricia Highsmith( Book )

108 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Buckmaster Gallery is staging another Derwatt exhibition, but now an American collector claims that the expensive masterpiece he bought three years ago is a fake. Ripley needs the perfect solution to keep his role in the fraud a secret and his reputation clean but not everyone's nerves are as steady as his. Especially when it comes to murder
Plotting and writing suspense fiction by Patricia Highsmith( Book )

30 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in English and held by 1,201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The black house by Patricia Highsmith( Book )

57 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,041 WorldCat member 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
Slowly, slowly in the wind by Patricia Highsmith( Book )

62 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 942 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Slowly, Slowly in the Wind assembles many of Patricia Highsmith's most nuanced and psychologically suspenseful works. Rarely has an author articulated so well the hypocrisies of the Catholic Church while conveying the delusions of a writer's life and undermining the fantasy of suburban bliss. Each of these twelve pieces is a crystal-clear snapshot of lives both static and full of chaos."--Jacket
Tales of natural and unnatural catastrophes by Patricia Highsmith( Book )

59 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 850 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In ten eerily up-to-date stories, Highsmith covers environmental degradation, apocalyptic disaster, political chaos, and religious conservatism, and leaves us haunted with 'afterimages that will tremble--but stay--in our minds' (The New Yorker)"--Page 4 of cover
A suspension of mercy by Patricia Highsmith( Book )

66 editions published between 1965 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 788 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sydney Bartleby, a mystery writer, pretends to murder and bury his wife while she is away on a trip, only to find himself a prime suspect in her death when she fails to return
Mermaids on the golf course by Patricia Highsmith( Book )

28 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great revival of interest in Patricia Highsmith continues with this work that reveals the chilling reality behind the idyllic facade of American suburban life. The stories collected in Mermaids on the Golf Course are among Highsmith's most mature, psychologically penetrating works. As in the title story, in which a man's brush with death endows his everyday desires with tragic consequences, the warm familiarities of middle-class life become the eerie setting for Highsmith's chilling portrayals of violence, secrecy, and madness
Paris, Texas by Wim Wenders( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After having been missing for four years and presumed dead, Travis emerges from the desert near the Texas-Mexico border and collapses at a gas station. His younger brother, Walt, a billboard artist, takes him to Walt's Los Angeles home where Travis' son, Hunter, has lived with Walt and Walt's wife, Anne, since Travis and his wife, Jane, disappeared. Travis reestablishes a relationship with Hunter, finds Jane and brings about a reunion between Jane and Hunter before leaving again
Eleven by Patricia Highsmith( Book )

50 editions published between 1945 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elf sinistere verhalen vol voelbare dreiging en angstige spanning, waarin mensen irrationeel reageren op andere mensen en op onverwachte situaties
The story-teller by Patricia Highsmith( Book )

7 editions published between 1965 and 1976 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cry of the owl( Visual )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thriller based on the novel by Patricia Highsmith. Paddy Considine stars as Robert, a troubled young man in the throes of a difficult divorce who witnesses what he perceives to be scenes of marital bliss through a neighbour's kitchen window. When the woman, Jenny (Julia Stiles), catches him watching her, she invites him into her home and Robert becomes drawn into a relationship with her. When her ex-boyfriend Greg (James Gilbert) later goes missing, Robert becomes the obvious suspect, and a deadly game of jealousy and betrayal ensues
The two faces of January by Hossein Amini( Visual )

19 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sleek thriller set in Greece and Istanbul in 1962. Intrigue begins at the Parthenon when wealthy American tourists Chester MacFarland and his young wife Colette meet American expat Rydal, a scammer working as a tour guide. The two befriend him, but a murder at the couple's hotel puts all three on the run together and creates a precarious bond between them as the trio's allegiance is put to the test
Venedig kann sehr kalt sein : Roman by Patricia Highsmith( Book )

38 editions published between 1968 and 2006 in German and Undetermined and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das tragische Ende einer jungen Ehe ist der Auftakt zu einem verwirrenden Katz-und-Maus-Spiel, bei dem es um Leben und Tod geht. Ray Garretts Frau hat sich umgebracht, aber sein Schwiegervater Edward Coleman ist davon überzeugt, dass Ray die Schuld am Tod seiner Tochter trifft. Er sinnt auf Rache und verübt einen Anschlag auf seinen Schwiegersohn. Der entkommt, doch statt vor dem gefährlichen Edward zu fliehen, folgt er diesem nach Venedig, um ihn von seiner Unschuld zu überzeugen. In der labyrinthischen Stadt der tausend verwinkelten Gassen und unheimlichen Kanäle verfolgen sie sich gegenseitig, so dass schon bald nicht mehr klar ist, wer hier der Jäger ist und wer der Gejagte
Extraños en un tren by Patricia Highsmith( Book )

46 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een man die van zijn vrouw verlost wil worden, wendt zich tot een maniak, die echter zijn eigen plannen blijkt te hebben
Der amerikanische Freund = American friend by Wim Wenders( Visual )

28 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De Hamburgse lijstenmaker Zimmerman, die aan een dodelijke ziekte lijdt, krijgt een kwart miljoen aangeboden als hij bereid is in Parijs een lid van de maffia neer te schieten
Plein soleil Purple noon by Ren Clment( Visual )

24 editions published between 1960 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La jaquette indique : "Contre une somme de 5000 dollars, Tom Ripley est chargé par un milliardaire américain, M. Greenleaf, de ramener à San Francisco son fils Philippe qui passe de trop longues vacances en Italie auprès de sa maîtresse Marge. Tom entre dans l'intimité du couple et devient l'homme à tout faire de Philippe qui le fait participer à toutes ses aventures sans cesser de le mépriser. C'est alors que Tom tue Philippe et usurpe son identité."
Leute, die an die Tür klopfen : Roman by Patricia Highsmith( Book )

15 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in German and Undetermined and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Boy who followed Ripley compact disc pack by Patricia Highsmith( Recording )

7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a troubled young runaway arrives on Tom Ripley's French estate, he is drawn into a world he thought he'd left behind: the seedy underworld of Berlin, with its kidnapping plots, lies and deception. Frank Pierson, son of a wealthy American family, has traced Tom Ripley to his home in France. Frank has committed a crime - a murder - and senses that Tom, not above the odd killing himself, is the best person to shelter him. Ripley becomes the boy's protector and a friendship develops between the young man with a guilty conscience and the older one with no conscience at all
Nur die Sonne war Zeuge( Visual )

19 editions published between 1959 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der junge, attraktive Amerikaner Tom Ripley liebt Luxus und Müiggang. Das nötige Geld fehlt ihm ebenso wie jegliche moralische Hemmung. So schreckt er nicht vor Mord zurück, um auf diese Weise die Stelle eines reichen Schulfreundes einzunehmen, der es sich in Europa gutgehen lässt. Das Bankkonto des Toten öffnet Ripley, dem Meister der Verstellung, das Tor zum erträumten Paradies. Ist Ripley wirklich der perfekte Mord gelungen? (Quelle:
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Plotting and writing suspense fiction
Alternative Names

controlled identityMorgan, Claire, 1921-1995

Haismita, Patricija, 1921-

Hajsmit, Patriša

Hajsmit, Patriša 1921-1995

Highsmith, Mary Patricia.

Highsmith, Mary Patricia, 1921-

Highsmith, Mary Patricia 1921-1995

Highsmith, Patricia

Highsmith, Patricia, 1921-

Highsmithov, Patricia

Highsmithov, Patricia 1921-1995

Morgan, Claire.

Morgan, Claire, 1921-

Morgan Claire 1921-1995

Patricia Highsmith Amerikaans schrijver

Patricia Highsmith amerikansk frfattare

Patricia Highsmith amerikansk skribent

Patricia Highsmith crivain amricaine

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Patricia Highsmith pisarka amerykańska

Patricia Highsmith scrittrice statunitense

Patricia Highsmith US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin

Patricia Highsmithov

Patriša Hajsmit

Πατρίσια Χάισμιθ

Патриція Гайсміт

Патриша Хайсмит

Патриша Хајсмит

Хайсмит, Патриция

Хайсмит, Патриция, 1921-

פטרישה הייסמית'

باتريشا هايسميث

باتريشيا هايسميث، 1921-1995

پاتریشیا های‌اسمیت نویسنده آمریکایی

퍼트리샤 하이스미스

ハイスミス, P

ハイスミス, パトリシア



Ripley under groundPlotting and writing suspense fictionThe black houseSlowly, slowly in the windTales of natural and unnatural catastrophesA suspension of mercyMermaids on the golf courseElevenExtraños en un tren