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Highsmith, Patricia 1921-1995

Overview
Works: 472 works in 2,100 publications in 21 languages and 47,880 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Film adaptations  Psychological fiction  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Detective and mystery films  Film noir  Detective and mystery fiction  Diary fiction  Suspense fiction 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Originator, Contributor, Actor
Classifications: PS3558.I366, 813.54
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Most widely held works by Patricia Highsmith
Ripley under water by Patricia Highsmith( Book )

31 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,703 WorldCat member 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
The boy who followed Ripley by Patricia Highsmith( Book )

62 editions published between 1980 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Highsmith explores the bizarrely paternal relationship Ripley has with a troubled young runaway, whose abduction draws them into the seamy underworld of Berlin
Ripley under ground by Patricia Highsmith( Book )

87 editions published between 1970 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 1,554 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
Ripley's game by Patricia Highsmith( Book )

53 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 1,544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sequel to "The talented Mr Ripley"--Tom Ripley detested murder, unless it was absolutely necessary, and then, he preferred to pay someone else to do it; The title The talented Mr. Ripley is also available as a film
Strangers on a train by Patricia Highsmith( Book )

72 editions published between 1950 and 2015 in 12 languages and held by 1,403 WorldCat member 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."--Page 4 of cover
The talented Mr. Ripley ; Ripley under ground ; Ripley's game by Patricia Highsmith( Book )

18 editions published between 1974 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Suave, agreeable, and completely amoral ... Tom Ripley stops at nothing--not even murder--to accomplish his goals."--Jacket
Plotting and writing suspense fiction by Patricia Highsmith( Book )

35 editions published between 1966 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comme l'écrivait la critique du ##New York Times## lors de la première édition (1966) "Ce dont il s'agit dans ce livre, plus que de toute autre chose, c'est comment fonctionne un écrivain professionnel et peu d'autobiographies littéraires en ont fourni une image aussi complète et vraie". Ajoutons que cette nouvelle édition est augmentée et qu'évidemment, elle intéressera tous ceux et celles pour qui le roman policier de qualité existe
Nothing that meets the eye : the uncollected stories of Patricia Highsmith by Patricia Highsmith( Book )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 1,027 WorldCat member 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
The black house by Patricia Highsmith( Book )

39 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 974 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
The talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 965 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a chilling literary hall of mirrors, Patricia Highsmith introduces Tom Ripley. Like a hero in a latter-day Henry James novel, Ripley 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 nothingcertainly not only one murderto accomplish his goal. Turning the mystery form inside out, Highsmith shows the terrifying abilities afforded to a man unhindered by the concept of evil. - Publisher
Found in the street by Patricia Highsmith( Book )

26 editions published between 1900 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 897 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in Greenwich Village, Found in the Street is a powerful novel of sexual obsession and the complexity of desire. Elsie Taylor drifts into New York City looking for good times and opportunities. Ralph Linderman, a failed inventor who walks the streets at dawn with a dog named God, sees her as oblivious to, and endangered by, the corruption he sees everywhere around him
Slowly, slowly in the wind by Patricia Highsmith( Book )

36 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 873 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
The tremor of forgery by Patricia Highsmith( Book )

36 editions published between 1969 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 870 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Set in Tunisia in the mid-1960s, it is the story of Howard Ingham, an American writer who has gone abroad to work on a movie, a love story too sordid to be set in America. But in Tunisia, little goes according to plan. Amid the tea shops and alleys of the souk, the sun-blasted architecture, the beaches, and the hotels frequented by international tourists, Ingham's morality begins to shift in the withering heat"--Page 4 of cover
Small g : a summer idyll by Patricia Highsmith( Book )

7 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in English and held by 847 WorldCat member 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
Those who walk away by Patricia Highsmith( Book )

41 editions published between 1967 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 833 WorldCat member 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."--Page 4 of cover
The price of salt by Patricia Highsmith( Book )

16 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 789 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: "I have long had a theory that Nabokov knew The Price of Salt and modeled the climactic cross-country car chase in Lolita on Therese and Carol's frenzied bid for freedom," writes Terry Castle in The New Republic about this novel, arguably Patricia Highsmith's finest, first published in 1952 under the pseudonym Clare Morgan. Soon to be a new film, The Price of Salt tells the riveting story of Therese Belivet, a stage designer trapped in a department-store day job, whose salvation arrives one day in the form of Carol Aird, an alluring suburban housewife in the throes of a divorce. They fall in love and set out across the United States, pursued by a private investigator who eventually blackmails Carol into a choice between her daughter and her lover. With this reissue, The Price of Salt may finally be recognized as a major twentieth-century American novel
The two faces of January by Patricia Highsmith( Book )

25 editions published between 1964 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 776 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two men meet in the picturesque backstreets of Athens. Chester MacFarlane is a conman with multiple false identities, near the end of his rope and on the run with his young wife Colette. Rydal Keener is a young drifter looking for adventure. He finds it in one evening as the law catches up to Chester and Colette, and their fates become fatally entwined. Patricia Highsmith draws us deep into a cross-European game of cat and mouse in this masterpiece of suspense from the author of 'The talented Mr Ripley'. Now a major film starring Viggo Mortensen, Kirsten Dunst and Oscar Isaac
Edith's diary by Patricia Highsmith( Book )

12 editions published between 1977 and 2015 in English and held by 768 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To escape the terrible realities of an alcoholic son, a departed husband, a bedridden uncle, and a dreary parttime job, Edith records the activities of a happy family in her journal
The cry of the owl by Patricia Highsmith( Book )

48 editions published between 1962 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 765 WorldCat member 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
Tales of natural and unnatural catastrophes by Patricia Highsmith( Book )

36 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 764 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
 
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Nothing that meets the eye : the uncollected stories of Patricia Highsmith
Alternative Names

controlled identityMorgan, Claire, 1921-1995

Haismita, Patricija, 1921-

Hajsmit, Patriša 1921-1995

Hāysmīṯ, Bātrīšyā, 1921-1995

Highsmith, Mary Patricia.

Highsmith, Mary Patricia, 1921-

Highsmith, Mary Patricia 1921-1995

Highsmith, Patricia

Highsmith, Patricia, 1921-

Highsmithová, Patricia 1921-1995

Morgan, Claire

Morgan, Claire, 1921-

Morgan Claire 1921-1995

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Patricia Highsmithová

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

모건, 클레어 1921-1995

퍼트리샤 하이스미스

하이스미드, 패트리셔 1921-1995

하이스미스, 메리 패트리샤 1921-1995

하이스미스, 파트리시아 1921-1995

하이스미스, 패트리샤 1921

하이스미스, 패트리시아 1921-1995

하이스미스, 퍼트리샤 1921-1995

ハイスミス, P

ハイスミス, パトリシア

パトリシア・ハイスミス

派翠西亞·海史密斯

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The boy who followed RipleyRipley under groundRipley's gameStrangers on a trainThe talented Mr. Ripley ; Ripley under ground ; Ripley's gamePlotting and writing suspense fictionNothing that meets the eye : the uncollected stories of Patricia HighsmithThe black house