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Highsmith, Patricia 1921-1995

Works: 875 works in 3,415 publications in 12 languages and 50,073 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, Dedicatee, Originator, Illustrator, Conceptor, Scenarist, Contributor, Composer
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 by Patricia Highsmith( Book )
83 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,293 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
Ripley under water by Patricia Highsmith( Book )
31 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in English and Portuguese and held by 1,752 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 )
42 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in English and Hebrew and held by 1,555 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 )
40 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,508 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 )
35 editions published between 1980 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 1,507 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 )
52 editions published between 1950 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,325 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 Patricia Highsmith( visu )
26 editions published between 1951 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,228 libraries worldwide
Guy Haines, a tennis star who hates his wife, is approached on a train by a stranger, Bruno Anthony, who hates his father. Anthony offers a plan: each could kill the other's victim. No motive, no clue would link the two murders save the casual meeting of strangers on a train
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 )
8 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 1,121 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 )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 1,083 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 )
19 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in English and German and held by 1,009 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 )
39 editions published between 1977 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 996 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
The talented Mr. Ripley ; Ripley under ground ; Ripley's game by Patricia Highsmith( Book )
10 editions published between 1974 and 2011 in English and held by 985 libraries worldwide
"Suave, agreeable, and completely amoral ... Tom Ripley stops at nothing--not even murder--to accomplish his goals."--Jacket
Found in the street by Patricia Highsmith( Book )
23 editions published between 1900 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 936 libraries worldwide
Ralph Linderman, ein ewig nörgelnder Parkhauswächter in den Fünfzigern macht es sich zur Aufgabe, die aus der Provinz nach Manhattan kommende, Männer wie Frauen verzaubernde Elsie Tyler vor dem Schmutz der Grossstadt zu beschützen und beginnt, sie zu belauern. Als Elsie nach mancherlei Affären im Künstlermilieu zum Covergirl aufsteigt, geschieht das vom Moralapostel Ralph befürchtete Unglück: Elsie wird ermordet
Small g : a summer idyll by Patricia Highsmith( Book )
11 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 925 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
Slowly, slowly in the wind by Patricia Highsmith( Book )
36 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 896 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 Anthony Minghella( visu )
41 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 858 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
The tremor of forgery by Patricia Highsmith( Book )
36 editions published between 1969 and 2006 in English and held by 823 libraries worldwide
Those who walk away by Patricia Highsmith( Book )
26 editions published between 1967 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 801 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 )
18 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in English and Japanese and held by 759 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)"--P. [4] of cover
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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, 1921-1995
Highsmith, Patricia
Highsmithová, Patricia
Morgan, Claire.
Morgan, Claire, 1921-
Morgan, Claire, 1921-1995
Morgan, Claire 1921-1995 Pseudonym
Хайсмит, Патриция, 1921-
ハイスミス, P
ハイスミス, パトリシア
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