The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith

Image of The Talented Mr. Ripley

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.

- Publisher

The 787th greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 17th on 100 Best Novels in English Since 1900 (Counterpunch)
  2. - 48th on Entertainment Weekly's Top 100 Novels (Entertainment Weekly)
  3. - 110 Best Books: The Perfect Library (The Telegraph)

Buy This Book

Paperback
Hardcover
Kindle Edition