The Talented Mr. Ripley

By | June 23, 2019
The Talented Mr. Ripley Author Patricia Highsmith
ISBN-10 9780393332148
ISBN-13 9780393332148
Year 2008-06-17
Pages 288
Language English
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
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Tom Ripley is one of the most interesting characters in world literature Anthony Minghella director of the 1999 film The Talented Mr Ripley Since his debut in 1955 Tom Ripley has evolved into the ultimate bad boy sociopath Here in this first Ripley novel we are introduced to suave Tom Ripley a young striver newly arrived in the heady world of Manhattan A product of a broken home branded a sissy by his dismissive Aunt Dottie Ripley meets a wealthy industrialist who hires him to bring his playboy son Dickie Greenleaf back from gallivanting in Italy Soon Ripley s fascination with Dickie s debonair lifestyle turns obsessive as he finds himself enraged by Dickie s ambivalent affections for Marge a charming American dilettante A dark reworking of Henry James s The Ambassadors The Talented Mr Ripley serves as an unforgettable introduction to this smooth confidence man whose talent for murder and self invention is chronicled in four subsequent Ripley novels

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