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Highsmith, Patricia 1921-1995

Works: 810 works in 4,337 publications in 11 languages and 52,438 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Film adaptations  Psychological fiction  Biography  Diary fiction  Detective and mystery stories  High interest-low vocabulary books  History  Juvenile works 
Roles: Interviewee, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Other, Author of introduction, Contributor, Dedicatee, Illustrator, Originator, Composer, Scenarist, Conceptor
Classifications: PS3558.I366, 813.54
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Publications about Patricia Highsmith
Publications by Patricia Highsmith
Publications by Patricia Highsmith, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Patricia Highsmith
The talented Mr. Ripley ; Ripley under ground ; Ripley's game by Patricia Highsmith( Book )
136 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 3,347 libraries worldwide
"Suave, agreeable, and completely amoral ... Tom Ripley stops at nothing--not even murder--to accomplish his goals."--Jacket
Ripley under water by Patricia Highsmith( Book )
57 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,838 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 )
79 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,597 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 )
83 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,580 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 boy who followed Ripley by Patricia Highsmith( Book )
55 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,542 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?
Strangers on a train by Patricia Highsmith( Book )
106 editions published between 1950 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,425 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."--P. [4] of cover
Alfred Hitchcock's Strangers on a train by Alfred Hitchcock( visu )
26 editions published between 1951 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,242 libraries worldwide
A tennis star is pestered on a train by a psychotic who wants to swap murders, and proceeds to carry out his part of the bargain
Plotting and writing suspense fiction by Patricia Highsmith( Book )
28 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in English and held by 1,224 libraries worldwide
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 1,124 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 selected stories of Patricia Highsmith by Patricia Highsmith( Book )
8 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 1,089 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 black house by Patricia Highsmith( Book )
35 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,025 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
Edith's diary by Patricia Highsmith( Book )
41 editions published between 1977 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 987 libraries worldwide
Edith, een gevoelige en geëngageerde vrouw, kan de ellende waarmee ze in het dagelijks leven wordt gecontronteerd steeds slechter aan. Ze vlucht in de fantasiewereld van haar dagboek. Opname in een pschychiatrische inrichting dreigt
Small g : a summer idyll by Patricia Highsmith( Book )
25 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and Japanese and held by 943 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
Found in the street by Patricia Highsmith( Book )
27 editions published between 1986 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 912 libraries worldwide
The tremor of forgery by Patricia Highsmith( Book )
41 editions published between 1969 and 2014 in English and held by 886 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
Slowly, slowly in the wind by Patricia Highsmith( Book )
26 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in English and held by 853 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."--BOOK JACKET
The talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith( visu )
48 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 844 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
Those who walk away by Patricia Highsmith( Book )
30 editions published between 1967 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 799 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."--P. [4] of cover
Tales of natural and unnatural catastrophes by Patricia Highsmith( Book )
22 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in English and Japanese and held by 758 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
People who knock on the door by Patricia Highsmith( Book )
20 editions published between 1983 and 2007 in English and German and held by 743 libraries worldwide
Richard Alderman's decision to become a born-again Christian insidiously disrupts the lives of his teenage son Arthur who rejects the church; younger son Robbie, who adopts his father's views; and his wife Lois, hopelessly caught in the middle of the conflict. Reprint
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Alternative Names

controlled identity Morgan, 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-
Highsmithová, Patricia
Highsmithová, Patricia 1921-1995
Morgan, Claire.
Morgan, Claire, 1921-
Morgan Claire 1921-1995
Хайсмит, Патриция, 1921-
ハイスミス, P
ハイスミス, パトリシア
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