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Highsmith, Patricia 1921-1995

Works: 225 works in 1,426 publications in 12 languages and 14,539 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Film adaptations  Psychological fiction  Detective and mystery films  Short stories, American  History  Short stories  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  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 )

105 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 1,676 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 )

82 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,563 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 )

29 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in English and held by 1,202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The black house by Patricia Highsmith( Book )

55 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,047 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 )

71 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 973 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 853 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 779 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
The animal lover's book of beastly murder by Patricia Highsmith( Book )

28 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in English and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verhalen waarin dieren centraal staan die alle op de een of andere manier hun slechte eigenaars vermoorden
Paris, Texas by Wim Wenders( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 565 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 )

49 editions published between 1945 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 344 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 snail-watcher and other stories by Patricia Highsmith( Book )

3 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story-teller by Patricia Highsmith( Book )

6 editions published between 1965 and 1976 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cry of the owl( Visual )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 272 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
Mermaids on the golf course and other stories by Patricia Highsmith( Book )

10 editions published between 1985 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elf verhalen waarin steeds de menselijke zwakheid centraal staat
The two faces of January by Hossein Amini( Visual )

18 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In het Griekenland van begin jaren zestig krijgt een Amerikaanse gids, Rydal, contact met een zwendelaar en diens knappe vrouw en als er een dodelijk slachtoffer valt besluit Rydal hen te helpen
Venedig kann sehr kalt sein : Roman by Patricia Highsmith( Book )

38 editions published between 1968 and 2006 in German and Undetermined and held by 97 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
Der amerikanische Freund = American friend by Wim Wenders( Visual )

26 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 78 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

An adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's novel The Talented Mr. Ripley, this film stars Alain Delon as Tom Ripley, a duplicitous American charmer in Rome on a mission to bring his privileged acquaintance Philippe Greenleaf back to the United States; what initially seems a carefree tale of friendship soon morphs into a thrilling saga of seduction, identity theft, and murder. Bonus features include the original English language trailer, an archival interview with Alain Delon, and more
Extraños en un tren by Patricia Highsmith( Book )

40 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 72 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
Boy who followed Ripley compact disc pack by Patricia Highsmith( Recording )

7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 64 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
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Audience level: 0.36 (from 0.18 for The story- ... to 0.95 for Venedig ka ...)

WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Plotting and writing suspense fiction
Alternative Names

controlled identityMorgan, Claire, 1921-1995

Haismita, Patricija, 1921-

Hajsmit, Patriša

Hāysmīṯ, Bātrīšyā, 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

Patricia Highsmith Nobelista, talasulat makuyad a salita

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

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 mercyThe animal lover's book of beastly murderElevenExtraños en un tren