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The Talented Mr Ripley

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4th June 2015

Price: £16.99

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Selected: Hardcover / ISBN-13: 9780349006963

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A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING MATT DAMON, JUDE LAW AND GWYNETH PALTROW

One of the BBC’s 100 Novels that shaped our world.

‘An outstanding thriller which has deservedly become a classic’ THE TIMES

‘Ripley – amoral, hedonistic and charming – is a genuinely original creation’ DAILY TELEGRAPH

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

A BEAUTIFUL HARDBACK EDITION OF ONE OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL CRIME NOVELS EVER WRITTEN

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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Reviews

Gillian Flynn, Wall Street Journal
I love [Highsmith] so much . . . what a revelation her writing was
Joanna Briscoe, Independent
The Italian coastal scenes, beautiful cast and sense of summer languor that disguises evil impulses make this a disturbing but gorgeous read.
The Times
An outstanding thriller which has deservedly become a classic
Daily Telegraph
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
Independent
The Italian coastal scenes, beautiful cast and sense of summer languor that disguises evil impulses make this a disturbing but gorgeous read
Spectator
An outstanding thriller which has deservedly become a classic
Gillian Flynn, Mail on Sunday
I love that [Highsmith] makes this sociopath so completely charming that you're rooting for him
Sunday Times
As haunting and harrowing a study of a schizophrenic murder as paper will bear. A glittering addition to the meagre ranks of people who make books that you really can't put down
Evening Standard
Precisely plotted, stylishly written and kept alert by an icy wit. Streets ahead of the conventional thriller: a cool little classic of its kind
The Times
An outstanding thriller which has deservedly become a classic
Daily Telegraph
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
Sarah Waters
I'm a huge Highsmith fan. If there's one book I wish I'd written, it's The Talented Mr Ripley
Gillian Flynn, Wall Street Journal
I love [Highsmith] so much . . . what a revelation her writing was
Hugh Montgomery, BBC Culture
Its story of a social-climbing con-man is more pertinent than ever
Sarah Waters
I'm a huge Highsmith fan. If there's one book I wish I'd written, it's The Talented Mr Ripley