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Highsmith, Patricia 1921-1995

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The talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith( Book )
309 editions published between 1955 and 2016 in 23 languages and held by 2,663 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 Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith( Book )
138 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,190 libraries worldwide
"Suave, agreeable, and completely amoral ... Tom Ripley stops at nothing--not even murder--to accomplish his goals."--Jacket
Strangers on a train by Patricia Highsmith( Book )
280 editions published between 1950 and 2017 in 12 languages and held by 1,938 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 )
99 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 1,831 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 )
185 editions published between 1974 and 2017 in 11 languages and held by 1,735 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
The boy who followed Ripley by Patricia Highsmith( Book )
119 editions published between 1980 and 2017 in 11 languages and held by 1,666 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 )
145 editions published between 1970 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 1,620 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
Plotting and writing suspense fiction by Patricia Highsmith( Book )
60 editions published between 1966 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,315 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
Carol by Patricia Highsmith( Book )
118 editions published between 1984 and 2017 in 15 languages and held by 1,236 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
Edith's diary by Patricia Highsmith( Book )
114 editions published between 1961 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 1,159 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 )
88 editions published between 1900 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,114 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 1,015 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 )
93 editions published between 1969 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 1,004 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 1,002 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 cry of the owl by Patricia Highsmith( Book )
165 editions published between 1962 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 991 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 983 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 price of salt by Patricia Highsmith( Book )
40 editions published between 1952 and 2017 in English and held by 978 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 black house by Patricia Highsmith( Book )
41 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 930 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 888 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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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
Patricia Highsmith pisarka amerykańska
Patricia Highsmith scrittrice statunitense
Patricia Highsmith US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin
Patricia Highsmith yhdysvaltalainen kirjailija
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Patriša Hajsmit
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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