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Highsmith, Patricia 1921-1995

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The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith( Book )

136 editions published between 1974 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 2,205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tom Ripley is a calculating young man who believes its better to be a fake somebody than a real nobody. He's hired to go to Italy to bring back the playboy son of a millionaire and soon is plunged into a daring scheme of duplicity, lies and murder
Strangers on a train by Patricia Highsmith( Book )

266 editions published between 1950 and 2017 in 12 languages and held by 1,874 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 )

100 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 1,859 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 )

179 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 1,746 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 )

144 editions published between 1970 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 1,632 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 boy who followed Ripley by Patricia Highsmith( Book )

84 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,599 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
Carol by Patricia Highsmith( Book )

107 editions published between 1984 and 2016 in 13 languages and held by 1,169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Based on a true story plucked from Highsmith's own life, Carol tells the riveting drama of Therese Belivet, a stage designer trapped in a department-store day job, whose routine is forever shattered by a gorgeous epiphany--the appearance of Carol Aird, a customer who comes in to buy her daughter a Christmas toy. Therese begins to gravitate toward the alluring suburban housewife, who is trapped in a marriage as stultifying as Therese's job. They fall in love and set out across the United States, ensnared by society's confines and the imminent disapproval of others, yet propelled by their infatuation. Carol is a brilliantly written story that may surprise Highsmith fans and will delight those discovering her work"--Page [4] cover
Plotting and writing suspense fiction by Patricia Highsmith( Book )

16 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in English and held by 1,145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book is as unusual as you might expect and hope for from Patricia Highsmith. An elegant creative writing guide, it’s also a goldmine for anyone hoping for insight into The Talented Mr Ripley – and its author
Edith's diary by Patricia Highsmith( Book )

110 editions published between 1961 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,145 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 )

89 editions published between 1900 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,113 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 selected stories of Patricia Highsmith by Patricia Highsmith( Book )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 1,055 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 )

97 editions published between 1969 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 1,020 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
Nothing that meets the eye : the uncollected stories of Patricia Highsmith by Patricia Highsmith( Book )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 1,015 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 two faces of January by Patricia Highsmith( Book )

90 editions published between 1964 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 989 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
The price of salt by Patricia Highsmith( Book )

35 editions published between 1952 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 949 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 talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 948 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 946 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of eleven stories presents Highsmith at her finest: melancholy, suspenseful, and sizzling with a powerful awareness of human emotion."--Jacket
Slowly, slowly in the wind by Patricia Highsmith( Book )

70 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 928 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 cry of the owl by Patricia Highsmith( Book )

127 editions published between 1962 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 907 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
People who knock on the door by Patricia Highsmith( Book )

80 editions published between 1983 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 889 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the savage humor of Evelyn Waugh and the macabre sensibility of Edgar Allan Poe, Patricia Highsmith brought a distinct twentieth-century acuteness to her prolific body of fiction. In her more than twenty novels, psychopaths lie in wait amid the milieu of the mundane, in the neighbor clipping the hedges or the spouse asleep next to you at night. Now, Norton continues the revival of this noir genius with another of her lost masterpieces: a later work from 1983, People Who Knock on the Door, is a tale about blind faith and the slippery notion of justice that lies beneath the peculiarly American veneer of righteousness. This novel, out of print for years, again attests to Highsmith's reputation as "the poet of apprehension" (Graham Greene)
 
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Nothing that meets the eye : the uncollected stories of Patricia Highsmith
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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

Patricia Highsmith Amerikaans schrijfster

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Patricia Highsmith écrivain américaine

Patricia Highsmith Nobelista, talasulat makuyad a salita

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Patricia Highsmith scrittrice statunitense

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Patricia Highsmithová

Patriša Hajsmit

Plangman, Mary Patricia, 1921-1995

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

パトリシア・ハイスミス

派翠西亞·海史密斯

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Strangers on a trainRipley under waterRipley's gameRipley under groundThe boy who followed RipleyCarolPlotting and writing suspense fictionEdith's diary