Patricia Highsmith Omnibus

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These four novels follow the 20-year career of the discriminating and utterly unscrupulous Tom Ripley, who lives a wealthy and privileged life, thanks to a rich wife and an unerring determination to murder anyone who stands in his way.

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"Patricia Highsmith is often called a mystery or crime writer, which is a bit like calling Picasso a draftsman."--CLEVELAND PLAIN DEALER"One of our greatest modernist writers."--Gore Vidal"Highsmith's dark and sometimes savage humor, and the intelligence that informs her precise and hard-edged prose, puts one in mind of Jonathan Swift and Evelyn Waugh."--NEWSDAY"[Highsmith] has created a world of her own-a world claustrophobic and irrational which we enter each time with a sense of personal danger."--Graham Greene"Highsmith's novels are peerlessly disturbing . . . bad dreams that keep us thrashing for the rest of the night."--THE NEW YORKER"For eliciting the menace that lurks in familiar surroundings, there's no one like Patricia Highsmith."--TIME

Patricia Highsmith is often called a mystery or crime writer, which is a bit like calling Picasso a draftsman. CLEVELAND PLAIN DEALER One of our greatest modernist writers. Gore Vidal Highsmith's dark and sometimes savage humor, and the intelligence that informs her precise and hard-edged prose, puts one in mind of Jonathan Swift and Evelyn Waugh. NEWSDAY [Highsmith] has created a world of her own-a world claustrophobic and irrational which we enter each time with a sense of personal danger. Graham Greene Highsmith's novels are peerlessly disturbing . . . bad dreams that keep us thrashing for the rest of the night. THE NEW YORKER For eliciting the menace that lurks in familiar surroundings, there's no one like Patricia Highsmith. TIME"

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Patricia Highsmith (1921 - 1995) was born in Fort Worth, Texas, and grew up in New York. She was educated at the Julia Richmond High School in Manhattan and then at Columbia University, where she earned her B.A. in 1942. Her first novel, Strangers on a Train (1950), tells the story of a tennis player and a psychotic who meet on a train and agree to swap murders. The terrifying tale caught the attention of director Alfred Hitchcock, who, with Raymond Chandler, filmed it in 1951. Both the book and the resulting movie are considered to be classics of the crime genre. Highsmith's subsequent novels, particularly five featuring the dashing forger/murderer Tom Ripley, have been vastly popular and critically acclaimed. In 1957 Highsmith won the coveted French Grand Prix de Litterature Policiere and in 1964 was awarded the Silver Dagger by the British Crime Writers Association. A reclusive person, Highsmith spent much of her life alone. She moved permanently to Europe in 1963 and spent her final years in an isolated house near Locarno on the Swiss-Italian border. Upon her death, Highsmith left three million dollars of her estate to Yaddo, the artist community in upstate New York.

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