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Highsmith, Patricia 1921-1995

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The talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith( Book )

367 editions published between 1955 and 2021 in 23 languages and held by 3,308 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 price of salt by Patricia Highsmith( Book )

170 editions published between 1952 and 2020 in 15 languages and held by 2,216 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
Strangers on a train by Patricia Highsmith( Book )

325 editions published between 1950 and 2021 in 20 languages and held by 2,072 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
Ripley under water by Patricia Highsmith( Book )

119 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in 13 languages and held by 1,795 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
Ripley's game by Patricia Highsmith( Book )

182 editions published between 1974 and 2021 in 13 languages and held by 1,689 WorldCat member 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 )

135 editions published between 1980 and 2019 in 11 languages and held by 1,689 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 )

124 editions published between 1970 and 2021 in 10 languages and held by 1,555 WorldCat member 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
The two faces of January by Patricia Highsmith( Book )

139 editions published between 1964 and 2018 in 15 languages and held by 1,220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two men meet in the picturesque backstreets of Athens. Chester MacFarlane is a con-man 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 one evening as the law catches up to Chester and Colette, and their fates become fatally entwined
Plotting and writing suspense fiction by Patricia Highsmith( Book )

43 editions published between 1966 and 2016 in English and held by 1,196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Patricia Highsmith, author of Strangers On a Train, The Talented Mr. Ripley, Found In The Street, and many other books, is known as one of the finest suspense novelists. In this book, she analyzes the key elements of suspense fiction, drawing upon her own experience in four decades as a working writer. She talks about, among other topics; how to develop a complete story from an idea; what makes a plot gripping; the use (and abuse) of coincidence; characterization and the "likeable criminal"; going from first draft to final draft; and writing the suspense short story. Throughout the book, Highsmith illustrates her points with plentiful examples from her own work, and by discussing her own inspirations, false starts, dead ends, successes, and failures, she presents a lively and highly readable picture of the novelist at work
Edith's diary by Patricia Highsmith( Book )

154 editions published between 1961 and 2020 in 10 languages and held by 1,159 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
Found in the street by Patricia Highsmith( Book )

94 editions published between 1900 and 2020 in 9 languages and held by 1,141 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
The talented Mr. Ripley ; Ripley under ground ; Ripley's game by Patricia Highsmith( Book )

23 editions published between 1974 and 2011 in English and held by 1,080 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Suave, agreeable, and completely amoral ... Tom Ripley stops at nothing--not even murder--to accomplish his goals."--Jacket
The cry of the owl by Patricia Highsmith( Book )

182 editions published between 1962 and 2021 in 10 languages and held by 1,037 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 selected stories of Patricia Highsmith by Patricia Highsmith( Book )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 1,009 WorldCat member 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
The tremor of forgery by Patricia Highsmith( Book )

89 editions published between 1969 and 2018 in 8 languages and held by 1,004 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
Those who walk away by Patricia Highsmith( Book )

129 editions published between 1967 and 2018 in 9 languages and held by 1,004 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
Nothing that meets the eye : the uncollected stories of Patricia Highsmith by Patricia Highsmith( Book )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 970 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
Deep water by Patricia Highsmith( Book )

151 editions published between 1957 and 2020 in 11 languages and held by 964 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Deep Water" is set in the small town of Little Wesley. Vic and Melinda's loveless marriage is held together only by Melinda's extramarital affairs. Eventually, Vic tries to win her back by asserting himself through a tall tale of murder--one that soon comes true
The black house by Patricia Highsmith( Book )

54 editions published between 1981 and 2020 in 6 languages and held by 925 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 blunderer by Patricia Highsmith( Book )

148 editions published between 1954 and 2019 in 11 languages and held by 914 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two women die under similar circumstances--Melchior Kimmel killed his wife, Walter Stackhouse did not kill his. Lieutenant Corby, investigating the Stackhouse case, links it with the unsolved Kimmel murder. Then begins a nightmare for the two suspected men. Corby's wish to get at the truth becomes perverted by his ambition into an almost insane desire to extract confessions. Soon all three are caught in a trap from which there is no escape
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The talented Mr. Ripley
The price of saltStrangers on a trainRipley under waterRipley's gameThe boy who followed RipleyRipley under groundThe two faces of JanuaryPlotting and writing suspense fiction
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Патриша Хайсмит

Патриша Хајсмит

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הייסמית', פטרישה, 1921-1995

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باتريشيا هايسميث، 1921-1995

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모건, 클레어 1921-1995

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하이스미드, 패트리셔 1921-1995

하이스미스, 메리 패트리샤 1921-1995

하이스미스, 파트리시아 1921-1995

하이스미스, 패트리샤 1921-1995

하이스미스, 패트리시아 1921-1995

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