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Ripley under ground / Patricia Highsmith.

Ripley under ground / Patricia Highsmith.
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ISBN 9780393332131 (paperback)
0393332136 (paperback)
Author Highsmith, Patricia, 1921-1995 author.
Title Ripley under ground / Patricia Highsmith. [DVD]
Edition Norton edition.
Publisher/Date New York : W.W. Norton & Company, 2008.
Pagination etc. 285 pages ; 21 cm
Contents note Originally published in hardcover by Doubleday & Company, New York in 1979.
Summary Note Now part of American film and literary lore, Tom Ripley, "a bisexual psychopath and art forger who murders without remorse when his comforts are threatened" (New York Times Book Review), was Patricia Highsmith's favorite creation. In these volumes, we find Ripley ensconced on a French estate with a wealthy wife, a world-class art collection, and a past to hide. In Ripley Under Ground (1970), an art forgery goes awry and Ripley is threatened with exposure; in The Boy Who Followed Ripley (1980), Highsmith explores Ripley's bizarrely paternal relationship with a troubled young runaway, whose abduction draws them into Berlin's seamy underworld; and in Ripley Under Water (1991), Ripley is confronted by a snooping American couple obsessed with the disappearance of an art collector who visited Ripley years before. More than any other American literary character, Ripley provides "a lens to peer into the sinister machinations of human behavior" (John Freeman, Pittsburgh Gazette).
Subject Ripley, Tom (Fictitious character) -- Fiction
Serial murderers -- Fiction
Psychopaths -- Fiction
Criminals -- Fiction
Psychological fiction.
Mystery fiction.
Shelf Location F HIGH
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