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Highsmith, Patricia 1921-1995

Works: 444 works in 2,174 publications in 20 languages and 48,929 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Film adaptations  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Detective and mystery films  Psychological fiction  Film noir  Detective and mystery fiction  Crime films  Diary fiction 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Contributor, Other, Originator, Actor
Classifications: PS3558.I366, 813.54
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Ripley under water by Patricia Highsmith( Book )

31 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,708 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 )

67 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,571 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's game by Patricia Highsmith( Book )

53 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 1,545 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
Ripley under ground by Patricia Highsmith( Book )

54 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 1,502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tom Ripley tries to prevent the loss of his house in the French countryside, his beautiful and very rich wife, and his art collection when a friend makes inopportune inquiries into Ripley's gracious lifestyle
The talented Mr. Ripley ; Ripley under ground ; Ripley's game by Patricia Highsmith( Book )

51 editions published between 1974 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Suave, agreeable, and completely amoral ... Tom Ripley stops at nothing--not even murder--to accomplish his goals."--Jacket
Strangers on a train by Patricia Highsmith( Book )

72 editions published between 1950 and 2015 in 12 languages and held by 1,408 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
Plotting and writing suspense fiction by Patricia Highsmith( Book )

16 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 1,162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edith's diary by Patricia Highsmith( Book )

36 editions published between 1977 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 993 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 talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 968 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
The black house by Patricia Highsmith( Book )

40 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 968 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
Found in the street by Patricia Highsmith( Book )

27 editions published between 1900 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 921 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 )

47 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 885 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 )

39 editions published between 1969 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 877 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 )

8 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in English and held by 852 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 )

42 editions published between 1967 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 840 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 two faces of January by Patricia Highsmith( Book )

30 editions published between 1964 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 798 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rydal Keener is waiting. Chester McFarland is waiting. Chester's wife is waiting. Two murders later, they're all running--chasing each other across the continent, driven by a bond of hate and fear
The cry of the owl by Patricia Highsmith( Book )

54 editions published between 1962 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 776 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
The Talented Mr. Ripley by Anthony Minghella( Visual )

24 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tom Ripley (Damon) is a calculating young man who believes it's better to be a fake somebody than a real nobody. Opportunity knocks in the form of a wealthy American shipbuilder who hires Tom to travel to Italy to bring back his playboy son, Dickie (Law). Ripley worms his way into the idyllic lives of Dickie and his girlfriend (Paltrow), plunging into a daring scheme of duplicity, lies and murder
The cry of the owl by Claude Chabrol( Visual )

14 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 288 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
Strangers on a Train by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

23 editions published between 1951 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tennis star Guy hates his unfaithful wife, and mysterious Bruno hates his father. They strike up a proposal to kill each other's burdens in this Alfred Hitchcock film
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The talented Mr. Ripley
Alternative Names

controlled identityMorgan, Claire, 1921-1995

Haismita, Patricija, 1921-1995

Haismite, Patrīcija, 1921-1995

Hajsmit, Patriša 1921-1995

Hāysmīṯ, Bātrīšyā, 1921-1995

Highsmith, Mary Patricia.

Highsmith, Mary Patricia 1921-1995

Highsmith, Patricia

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, 1921-1995

היסמית, פטרישה, 1921-1995

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



The boy who followed RipleyRipley's gameRipley under groundThe talented Mr. Ripley ; Ripley under ground ; Ripley's gameStrangers on a trainPlotting and writing suspense fictionEdith's diaryThe talented Mr. Ripley