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Highsmith, Patricia 1921-1995

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The talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith( Book )
315 editions published between 1955 and 2016 in 23 languages and held by 2,718 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
Strangers on a train by Patricia Highsmith( Book )
280 editions published between 1950 and 2017 in 12 languages and held by 1,952 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 )
102 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 1,837 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 )
205 editions published between 1974 and 2017 in 13 languages and held by 1,783 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 )
122 editions published between 1980 and 2017 in 12 languages and held by 1,675 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 )
146 editions published between 1970 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 1,621 libraries worldwide
Tom Ripley has a lovely house in the French countryside, a beautiful and very rich wife, and an art collection worthy of a connoisseur. But this gracious life has not come easily; it is based on murder, forgery, and smuggling, and could topple at any moment
The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith( visu )
132 editions published between 1976 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,207 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
Plotting and writing suspense fiction by Patricia Highsmith( Book )
38 editions published between 1966 and 2016 in English and held by 1,196 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 )
114 editions published between 1961 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 1,161 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 )
90 editions published between 1900 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,113 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 1,051 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
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 1,014 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 tremor of forgery by Patricia Highsmith( Book )
97 editions published between 1969 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 1,011 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
The two faces of January by Patricia Highsmith( Book )
94 editions published between 1964 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 1,008 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 (Drive, Inside Llewelyn Davis). This special edition includes a foreword by director and screenwriter Hossein Amini
The cry of the owl by Patricia Highsmith( Book )
166 editions published between 1962 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 996 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
Those who walk away by Patricia Highsmith( Book )
126 editions published between 1967 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 981 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 black house by Patricia Highsmith( Book )
37 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 918 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
People who knock on the door by Patricia Highsmith( Book )
82 editions published between 1983 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 885 libraries worldwide
"When small-town insurance salesman Richard Alderman becomes a born-again Christian, his once tight-knit family quickly begins to rip apart at the seams. He and his youngest son, Robbie, embrace their newfound faith, while his elder son Arthur rejects it. Caught in the middle of the ensuing web of lies, his wife, Lois tries to keep the family together, but when the church elders start to interfere in Arthur's love life, events spiral toward violence. In this masterful late work, Highsmith weaves a powerful tale about blind faith and the peculiar ideas of justice that lie underneath the veneer of respectability."--back cover
Slowly, slowly in the wind by Patricia Highsmith( Book )
60 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 885 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
Strangers on a Train by Alfred Hitchcock( visu )
63 editions published between 1951 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 259 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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controlled identity Morgan, 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
Khaĭsmit, Patrisha, 1921-1995
Morgan , Claire
Morgan, Claire, 1921-
Morgan Claire 1921-1995
Patricia Highsmith Amerikaans schrijfster
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Patricia Highsmith amerikansk skribent
Patricia Highsmith écrivain américaine
Patricia Highsmith Nobelista, talasulat makuyad a salita
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Patricia Highsmith yhdysvaltalainen kirjailija
Patricia Highsmithová
Patriša Hajsmit
Plangman, Mary Patricia
Plangman, Mary Patricia, 1921-1995
Πατρίσια Χάισμιθ
Патриція Гайсміт
Патриша Хайсмит
Патриша Хајсмит
Хайсмит, Патриция
Хайсмит, Патриция, 1921-1995
Хайсмит, Патриша, 1921-1995
היסמית, פטרישה, 1921-1995
פטרישה הייסמית'
باتريشا هايسميث
باتريشيا هايسميث، 1921-1995
پاتریشا های‌اسمیت
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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