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The Talented Mr Ripley

The Talented Mr Ripley

A stunning hardback edition of one of the most influential, groundbreaking crime novels ever written.


‘I’m a huge Highsmith fan. If there’s one book I wish I’d written, it’s The Talented Mr Ripley‘ Sarah Waters



Tom Ripley travels 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 will stop at nothing to accomplish his goal.

The Talented Mr. Ripley serves as an unforgettable introduction to this smooth confident man, whose talent for murder and self-invention is chronicled in four subsequent Ripley novels.
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Modern & Contemporary Fiction (post C 1945)

On Sale: 6th February 2014

Price: £12.99

ISBN-13: 9780349004624

Reviews

The no.1 Greatest Crime Writer
Marcel Berlins, The Times
The Italian coastal scenes, beautiful cast and sense of summer languor that disguises evil impulses make this a disturbing but gorgeous read.
Independent
An outstanding thriller which has deservedly become a classic
Spectator
I'm a huge Highsmith fan. If there's one book I wish I'd written, it's The Talented Mr Ripley
Sarah Waters
Ripley, amoral, hedonistic and charming, is a genuinely original creation. It is hard to imagine anyone interested in modern fiction who has not read the Ripley novels.
Daily Telegraph
[Highsmith] forces us to re-evaluate the lines between reason and madness, normal and abnormal, while goading us into sharing her treacherous hero's point of view
Michiko Kakutani, New York Times
I love that [Highsmith] makes this sociopath so completely charming that you're rooting for him
Gillian Flynn - 'My Top 5 thrillers', Mail on Sunday