Patricia Highsmith The Talented Mr.Ripley

ISBN 13 : 9780434335046

The Talented Mr.Ripley

Note moyenne 3,93
( 37 070 avis fournis par Goodreads )
 
9780434335046: The Talented Mr.Ripley

In this novel first appears Patricia Highsmith's intriguing fictional character, Tom Ripley, an amoral young wastrel, who, when given the assignment of travelling to Italy to persuade a son and heir to return home, murders him instead and contrives to inherit his fortune.

Les informations fournies dans la section « Synopsis » peuvent faire référence à une autre édition de ce titre.

Review :

One of the great crime novels of the 20th century, Patricia Highsmith's The Talented Mr. Ripley is a blend of the narrative subtlety of Henry James and the self-reflexive irony of Vladimir Nabokov. Like the best modernist fiction, Ripley works on two levels. First, it is the story of a young man, Tom Ripley, whose nihilistic tendencies lead him on a deadly passage across Europe. On another level, the novel is a commentary on fictionmaking and techniques of narrative persuasion. Like Humbert Humbert, Tom Ripley seduces readers into empathizing with him even as his actions defy all moral standards.

The novel begins with a play on James's The Ambassadors. Tom Ripley is chosen by the wealthy Herbert Greenleaf to retrieve Greenleaf's son, Dickie, from his overlong sojourn in Italy. Dickie, it seems, is held captive both by the Mediterranean climate and the attractions of his female companion, but Mr. Greenleaf needs him back in New York to help with the family business. With an allowance and a new purpose, Tom leaves behind his dismal city apartment to begin his career as a return escort. But Tom, too, is captivated by Italy. He is also taken with the life and looks of Dickie Greenleaf. He insinuates himself into Dickie's world and soon finds that his passion for a lifestyle of wealth and sophistication transcends moral compunction. Tom will become Dickie Greenleaf--at all costs.

Unlike many modernist experiments, The Talented Mr. Ripley is eminently readable and is driven by a gripping chase narrative that chronicles each of Tom's calculated maneuvers of self-preservation. Highsmith was in peak form with this novel, and her ability to enter the mind of a sociopath and view the world through his disturbingly amoral eyes is a model that has spawned such latter-day serial killers as Hannibal Lecter. --Patrick O'Kelley

From the Inside Flap :

Read by Michael Hayden
Six cassettes / approx. 10 hours

The chilling crime fiction classic--now a major motion picture from Paramount, starring Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Cate Blanchett, and Jude Law, written and directed by Anthony Minghella (The English Patient), and produced by Sydney Pollack.

In Tom Ripley, Patricia Highsmith created the perfect criminal. In The Talented Mr. Ripley, circumstances and opportunities transform him from a petty perpetrator of fraud into a suave, agreeable, and totally amoral artist of crime, who will stop at nothing--certainly not a single murder--to get what he desires.

Les informations fournies dans la section « A propos du livre » peuvent faire référence à une autre édition de ce titre.

Acheter D'occasion Afficher le livre

Frais de port : EUR 1,95
De Royaume-Uni vers Etats-Unis

Destinations, frais et délais

Ajouter au panier

Meilleurs résultats de recherche sur AbeBooks

1.

Highsmith, Patricia
Edité par William Heinemann Ltd (1966)
ISBN 10 : 0434335045 ISBN 13 : 9780434335046
Ancien(s) ou d'occasion Couverture rigide Quantité : 1
Vendeur
Reuseabook
(Stroud, GLOS, Royaume-Uni)
Evaluation vendeur
[?]

Description du livre William Heinemann Ltd, 1966. Hardcover. État : Used; Acceptable. Dispatched, from the UK, within 48 hours of ordering. The book is perfectly readable and fit for use, although it shows signs of previous ownership. The spine is likely creased and the cover scuffed or slightly torn. Textbooks will typically have an amount of underlining and/or highlighting, as well as notes. If this book is over 5 years old, then please expect the pages to be yellowing or to have age spots. N° de réf. du libraire CHL2012020

Plus d'informations sur ce vendeur | Poser une question au libraire

Acheter D'occasion
EUR 6,33
Autre devise

Ajouter au panier

Frais de port : EUR 1,95
De Royaume-Uni vers Etats-Unis
Destinations, frais et délais

2.

Highsmith, Patricia.
Edité par Heinemann. (1990)
ISBN 10 : 0434335045 ISBN 13 : 9780434335046
Ancien(s) ou d'occasion Couverture rigide Quantité : 1
Vendeur
Cambridge Rare Books
(Cambridge, Royaume-Uni)
Evaluation vendeur
[?]

Description du livre Heinemann., 1990. État : Fair. Hard Cover. Book: Acceptable. DJ: Good. Protective covered. Ex Library. Reading copy only. 8.75x5.5. 295pp. N° de réf. du libraire 1911562

Plus d'informations sur ce vendeur | Poser une question au libraire

Acheter D'occasion
EUR 4,82
Autre devise

Ajouter au panier

Frais de port : EUR 6,68
De Royaume-Uni vers Etats-Unis
Destinations, frais et délais

3.

Patricia Highsmith
Edité par William Heinemann Ltd
ISBN 10 : 0434335045 ISBN 13 : 9780434335046
Ancien(s) ou d'occasion Couverture rigide Quantité : 1
Vendeur
OwlsBooks
(Toledo, MD, Etats-Unis)
Evaluation vendeur
[?]

Description du livre William Heinemann Ltd. Hardcover. État : VERY GOOD. Very Good copy, cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. Binding may have light creases. Lots of life left in these pages. N° de réf. du libraire 2713381527

Plus d'informations sur ce vendeur | Poser une question au libraire

Acheter D'occasion
EUR 441,54
Autre devise

Ajouter au panier

Frais de port : Gratuit
Vers Etats-Unis
Destinations, frais et délais