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The talented Mr. Ripley, Patricia Highsmith

Label
The talented Mr. Ripley
Title
The talented Mr. Ripley
Statement of responsibility
Patricia Highsmith
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Member of
Summary
In order to convince his son to come home, Herbert Greenleaf, a rich shipbuilder, sends Tom Ripley to Italy, but is unaware of his son's friend's criminal activities
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
034021
Cataloging source
HCO
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1921-1995
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Highsmith, Patricia
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Ripley novels
Series volume
0001
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ripley, Tom (Fictitious character)
  • Serial murderers
  • Psychopaths
  • Criminals
  • Italy
Target audience
adult
Label
The talented Mr. Ripley, Patricia Highsmith
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : Coward-McCann, 1955
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
273 pages
Isbn
9780393332148
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780393332148
Label
The talented Mr. Ripley, Patricia Highsmith
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : Coward-McCann, 1955
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
273 pages
Isbn
9780393332148
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780393332148

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