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Highsmith, Patricia 1921-1995

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Most widely held works by Patricia Highsmith
The talented Mr. Ripley ; Ripley under ground ; Ripley's game by Patricia Highsmith( Book )

219 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in 18 languages and held by 3,748 WorldCat member 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 )

87 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in 13 languages and held by 1,906 WorldCat member 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 )

176 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in 16 languages and held by 1,813 WorldCat member 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 )

144 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in 12 languages and held by 1,716 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
The boy who followed Ripley by Patricia Highsmith( Book )

88 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 1,624 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?
Strangers on a train by Patricia Highsmith( Book )

177 editions published between 1950 and 2014 in 13 languages and held by 1,618 WorldCat member 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
Plotting and writing suspense fiction by Patricia Highsmith( Book )

57 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comme l'écrivait la critique du ##New York Times## lors de la première édition (1966) "Ce dont il s'agit dans ce livre, plus que de toute autre chose, c'est comment fonctionne un écrivain professionnel et peu d'autobiographies littéraires en ont fourni une image aussi complète et vraie". Ajoutons que cette nouvelle édition est augmentée et qu'évidemment, elle intéressera tous ceux et celles pour qui le roman policier de qualité existe
Nothing that meets the eye : the uncollected stories of Patricia Highsmith by Patricia Highsmith( Book )

18 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 1,248 WorldCat member 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
Alfred Hitchcock's Strangers on a train by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

24 editions published between 1951 and 2012 in English and French and held by 1,233 WorldCat member 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
Edith's diary by Patricia Highsmith( Book )

93 editions published between 1977 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 1,091 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Une femme organise sa démence pour conjurer l'effroyable solitude à laquelle son fils-épave, son mariage brisé et l'oncle de son ex-mari, infirme psychosomatique, la condamnent. Selon N. Loriot, ce roman psychologique de facture traditionnelle (malgré ou à cause de son climat feutré) est plus angoissant que tous les thrillers que l'auteur a publiés jusqu'à présent
The selected stories of Patricia Highsmith by Patricia Highsmith( Book )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 1,084 WorldCat member 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 )

52 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,067 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
Small g : a summer idyll by Patricia Highsmith( Book )

33 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 976 WorldCat member 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
The tremor of forgery by Patricia Highsmith( Book )

77 editions published between 1969 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 968 WorldCat member 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"--P. [4] of cover
The cry of the owl by Patricia Highsmith( Book )

133 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 947 WorldCat member 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
Found in the street by Patricia Highsmith( Book )

27 editions published between 1986 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 904 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Slowly, slowly in the wind by Patricia Highsmith( Book )

40 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 900 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."--BOOK JACKET
The talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith( Visual )

50 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 833 WorldCat member 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
People who knock on the door by Patricia Highsmith( Book )

55 editions published between 1983 and 2007 in 8 languages and held by 828 WorldCat member 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
Those who walk away by Patricia Highsmith( Book )

32 editions published between 1967 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 803 WorldCat member 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
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The talented Mr. Ripley ; Ripley under ground ; Ripley's game
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

Хайсмит, Патриция, 1921-

ハイスミス, P

ハイスミス, パトリシア

Ripley under waterRipley's gameRipley under groundThe boy who followed RipleyStrangers on a trainPlotting and writing suspense fictionNothing that meets the eye : the uncollected stories of Patricia HighsmithEdith's diary