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ISBN: 014004020X
Author: Patricia Highsmith
Language: English
Publisher: Penguin Books; New Ed edition (March 25, 1982)
Pages: 256
Category: Contemporary
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.3
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Additional books by patricia highsmith. Published by w. w. norton. Tales of Natural and Unnatural Catastrophes. The Talented Mr. Ripley.

Additional books by patricia highsmith. The Boy Who Followed Ripley. Strangers on a Train. norton & company.

The Talented Mr. Ripley is a 1955 psychological thriller novel by Patricia Highsmith. This novel introduced the character of Tom Ripley, who returns in four subsequent novels

The Talented Mr. This novel introduced the character of Tom Ripley, who returns in four subsequent novels. It has been adapted numerous times for film, including the 1999 film of the same name. Tom Ripley is a young man struggling to make a living in New York City by whatever means necessary, including a series of small-time confidence scams.

Home Patricia Highsmith The Talented Mr. The talented mr ripley, . Ripley, . Mr. Ripley’s in the insurance business, Mr. Greenleaf announced, and Tom thought he must have had a few already, or he was very nervous tonight, because Tom had given him quite a description last night of the advertising agency where he had said he was working. Not a very exciting job, Tom said modestly to Mrs. Greenleaf. A maid came into the room with a tray of martinis and canapés. Ripley’s been here before, Mr. Greenleaf said. He’s come here with Richard.

Patricia Highsmith (January 19, 1921 – February 4, 1995) was an American novelist and short story writer best known for her psychological thrillers, including her series of five novels featuring the character Tom Ripley. She wrote 22 novels and numerous short stories throughout her career spanning nearly five decades, and her work has led to more than two dozen film adaptations. Her writing derived influence from existentialist literature, and questioned notions of identity and popular morality

The Talented Mr Ripley, Талантливый мистер Рипли (by Highsmith Patricia, 2007) - аудиокнига на английском. Том Рипли подавал большие надежды.

The Talented Mr Ripley, Талантливый мистер Рипли (by Highsmith Patricia, 2007) - аудиокнига на английском. Он и сам был уверен в том, что в этой жизни он добьется немалых высот. И вот парень уже едет в Италию убеждать сына одного из влиятельнейших людей Америки вернуться на родину. Роскошная жизнь так и манит парня, попробовав ее на вкус он строит новые планы, только благие ли они? И чем закончится карьера Тома?

The Talented Mr. Ripley book. in the second Ripley book he gets married - might be worth reading that one to see what Patricia Highsmith thinks is going on with her character.

The Talented Mr Ripley. The detectives by Patricia Highsmith is more than just ordinary investigation stories. 33702 160 34 64 93 182. They more like psychological novels with detective component. Tom Ripley is 25-years man, who was grown up without parents by hateful aunt. He is quite poor and lives in poverty all his life.

Молодой американец Том Рипли, мелкий аферист, считающий себя и свои таланты незаслуженно обойдёнными судьбой, влачит жалкое существование в Нью-Йорке, когда ему неожиданно поступает предложение отправиться в Европу, чтобы постараться.

Молодой американец Том Рипли, мелкий аферист, считающий себя и свои таланты незаслуженно обойдёнными судьбой, влачит жалкое существование в Нью-Йорке, когда ему неожиданно поступает предложение отправиться в Европу, чтобы постараться убедить богатого наследника вернуться домой. Здесь в Италии, он сталкивается с роскошной праздной жизнью, о которой всегда мечтал. Когда Том понимает, что его миссия не удалась, он готов на всё, вплоть до преступления, ради того, чтобы занять достойное местов новой жизни.

Patricia Highsmith (1921–1995) was the author of more than twenty novels, including Strangers on a Train, The Price of Salt, The Blunderer and The Talented Mr. Ripley, as well as numerous short stories. Библиографические данные. by. Highsmith, Patricia. Ripley, Tom (Fictitious character), Criminals, Criminals, Ripley, Tom (Fictitious character).

In a chilling literary hall of mirrors, Patricia Highsmith introduces Tom Ripley.  Like a hero in a latter-day Henry James novel, is sent 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 stops at nothing--certainly not only one murder--to accomplish his goal.  Turning the mystery form inside out, Highsmith shows the terrifying abilities afforded to a man unhindered by the concept of evil.

Comments:

Samuhn
I doubt that I will ever like another antiheroe as much as Tom Ripley. Maybe Dorian Gray? Almost.

Tom Ripley is sent to Europe by Mr. Greenleaf to bring his son, "Dickie", back to the United States. Tom is a nobody who is bedazzled by Dickie's rich and bohemian lifestyle once he meets him in Southern Italy. Tom becomes Dickie's friend, and everything seems fine until Tom decides he wants to be more than his friend.

As in the "Picture of Dorian Gray", you will not learn life lessons or come out as a better person from reading "The Talented Mr. Ripley", and that is why I like him: he is a real character, like there are so many among us, who also deserves to be the star of books. Why is he one of my favorite characters in literature?

“I can’t make up my mind whether I like men or women,” he jokes, “so I’m thinking of giving them both up.”

“They were not friends. They didn't know each other. It struck Tom like a horrible truth, true for all time, true for the people he had known in the past and for those he would know in the future: each had stood and would stand before him, and he would know time and time again that he would never know them, and the worst was that there would always be the illusion, for a time, that he did know them, and that he and they were completely in harmony and alike. For an instant the wordless shock of his realization seemed more than he could bear.”

"He loved possessions, not masses of them, but a select few that he did not part with. They gave a man self-respect. Not ostentation but quality, and the love that cherished the quality. Possessions reminded him that he existed, and made him enjoy his existence. It was as simple as that. And wasn't that worth something? He existed. Not many people in the world knew how to, even if they had the money. It really didn't take money, masses of money, it took a certain security."

“He remembered that right after that, he had stolen a loaf of bread from a delicatessen counter and had taken it home and devoured it, feeling that the world owed a loaf of bread to him, and more.”

“If you wanted to be cheerful, or melancholic, or wistful , or thoughtful, or courteous, you simply had to act those things with every gesture.”

In addition to this wonderful character, Patricia Highsmith's skills as a writer are to be highlighted. Tom's joy about the anticipation of having his dreams come true and his apprehension about the possibility of such dreams being shattered are a delight to read. I could not help siding with him the entire time, despite the fact that he is anything but a role model.

I do have an issue with the credibility of the plot at times. Perhaps, the guilibility of the characters in this novel reflects that of people's at a certain place and time - rich Americans and the Italian police of 1955 Italy - but sometimes the plot surpasses the line of reality and reason. In addition, I wish that Dickie and Marge had been developed a bit more in depth, considering the important role they play in justifying some of Tom's actions, because Tom's attitude towards them can seem gratuitous.

Despite these minor flaws, this is one of my favorite novels by the talented Ms. Highsmith, who is also one of my favorite writers.
Gri
This is a pretty enjoyable book.I decided to read after rewatching the 1999 movie recently when it was on HBO. I haven't read anything by Patricia Highsmith before, so I don't know if this is overall typical of her style but it is kind of an eccentric read - like reading a murder mystery totally from the POV of the criminal who is completely honest and unrepentant to the reader. It was a bit drier than the movie in tone and the other characters are much less fleshed out and only exist through Ripley's perspective on them. I don't want to give too many spoilers for those unfamiliar with the book and movie, but Tom Ripley is a very odd character and it is his POV throughout the story. At times sharply observant and other times careless, sometimes conscientious but other times coldly homicidal, Tom Ripley the con man both charms and creeps people out throughout the novel. The writing is deceptively simple and tells the story with a quickness in pace and clarity that is admirable. The novel moved quickly and kept me interested throughout, even though I knew a lot of what would happen based on the movie. I am not sure I would have liked it so much if I hadn't watched the movie first though, as part of the fun was comparing the differences between the two. I have a lot of thoughts on Tom's sexuality (or lack thereof?) and how it was portrayed in the book vs movie and how differently that might happen today if the book was written again, but that is too complicated and time-requiring for an amazon book review.
Beazekelv
I suppose any book that evokes visceral hatred of the protagonist has to be considered a success, but when I put Mr. Ripley down I was so disgusted with Tom Ripley that I was almost sorry I read the book. That being said, I give Ms. Highsmith a great deal of credit for crafting a character so pathological that he could provoke that strong a response in me. And as a fan of psychological mysteries, I respect her pioneering work in the genre. She did a masterful job of getting inside Ripley's twisted mind (terrain with which I understand she had some first-hand familiarity) and showing how a manipulative sociopath justifies his almost total lack of empathy for others.
Kudos to Patricia Highsmith for a magnificent portrait of a preppy sociopath, and I hope she killed him slowly and painfully in a subsequent novel. Maybe I'll even try to read one if I'm feeling too cheerful.
Kamick
Of all the Ripley books, I thought this one was the most interesting and engaging. Anyone who reads the Ripley novels knows that he is a very dark character, with sunny manners and a lot of secrets. His thought processes are revealed in this book and are really amoral - he is often amused at things that cause other people pain or suffering. He worries a lot about trivial inconveniences, and does not worry much at all about his major transgressions.

I liked the characters in this book - Jonathan was an interesting and very human character. Strong morals, but able to be seduced. Reeves and the other characters round out the cast. I do think Highsmith's male characters tend to be more developed than her female ones, and I would say that's true of this novel as well.

I liked this one much better than the last one I read, Ripley Underground, which seemed less eventful to me.
greatest
After seeing the excellent film adaption, I was curious to read the book. I found it very stylish, and a great insight into Ripley's motivations, which you didn't get in the film. The European locations added to the atmosphere, especially having it set decades ago, when European travel was all the rage for the jet-set. Although the film adaption was different from this book, especially during the end, it was a great read and I can't wait to get the further books by Highsmith featuring her murderously delightful anti-hero.

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