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'Fabulous, in all senses of that word' Paul Theroux 'Miss Highsmith is a novelist whose books one can re-read many times. There are very few of whom one can say that' Graham Greene 'What is striking about these stories is their integrity: they are all of a piece ... a brilliant collection' Sunday Times 'The mood of nagging apprehension is consistent, skilfully underplayed so that just the right amount of chill is induced with an economy of means' New York Times --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
Patricia Highsmith was born in Fort Worth, Texas, in 1921. Her first novel, Strangers On A Train, was made into a film by Alfred Hitchcock in 1951. The Talented Mr Ripley, published in 1955, was awarded the Edgar Allan Poe Scroll by the Mystery Writers of America and introduced the fascinating anti-hero Tom Ripley, who was to appear in many of her later crime novels. Patricia Highsmith died in Locarno, Switzerland, in February 1995. Her last novel, Small g: A Summer Idyll, was published posthumously just over a month later. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
Patricia Highsmith has enjoyed a higher profile recently almost entirely due to the film adaptation of her novel "The Talented Mr Ripley". Read morePublished on Aug. 24 2002 by C. J. Hormann
Patricia Highsmith has enjoyed a higher profile recently almost entirely due to the film adaptation of her novel "The Talented Mr Ripley". Read morePublished on July 15 2000