Englisch Patricia Highsmith The Glass Cell

ISBN 13: 9780140036039

The Glass Cell

3.74 avg rating
( 730 ratings by GoodReads )
9780140036039: The Glass Cell

RIFE WITH OVERTONES of Dostoyevsky, "The Glass Cell, first published forty years ago, combines a quintessential Highsmith mystery with a penetrating critique of the psychological devastation wrought by the prison system. Falsely convicted of fraud, the easy-going but nauve Philip Carter is sentenced to six lonely, drug-ravaged years in prison. Upon his release, Carter is a more suspicious and violent man. For those around him, earning back his trust can mean the difference between life and death. "The Glass Cell's bleak and compelling portrait of daily prison life--and the consequences for those who live it--is, sadly, as relevant today as it was when the book was first published in 1964.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.


"Patricia Highsmith's novels are peerlessly disturbing...bad dreams that keep us thrashing for the rest of the night."

Book Description:

In 1961, Patricia Highsmith received a fan letter from a prison inmate. A correspondence ensued and Highsmith became fascinated with the psychological traumas that incarceration can inflict. Based on a true story, The Glass Cell is Highsmith's deeply disturbing fictionalization of everything she learned.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace


Patricia Highsmith
Published by Penguin (1973)
ISBN 10: 0140036032 ISBN 13: 9780140036039
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)

Book Description Penguin, 1973. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 140036032

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds